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PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy

PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Residency


Residency Purpose Statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in pediatrics. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the pediatrics.

The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month residency providing concentrated training in pediatric clinical pharmacy practice. The program is designed to prepare the resident to serve as an integral part of interprofessional teams caring for pediatric patients, incorporating evidence-based care in decisions made by the team and providing leadership in medication-related issues. Residents of the program will have the opportunity to provide care in a wide variety of settings, including pediatric and neonatal intensive care, as well as subspecialties such as pediatric cardiology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, endocrinology, solid organ transplant, and emergency care. Residents completing the program will be prepared to manage pediatric pharmacy operations, including supervision of staff and optimization of technology to aid in medication preparation and administration. In addition, they will possess the skills to deliver effective training to health care professionals, conduct research, and lead quality improvement initiatives.

Recruiting for the 2018-2019 PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The position for the 2018-2019 PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Residency has been filled through early commitment and no positions will be available this year for outside applicants.

Program Description

Number of positions: 1
How to apply: Application Requirements
Rotation Schedule: Resident PGY1/PGY2 Schedule
Program information: Program Overview
Biographies: Current Residents
Past Residents
Program Director

2018-2019 PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Class

From Left to Right: Kristi Higgins, PharmD (Current PGY2 Pediatric Resident), Marcia L. Buck, PharmD, FCCP, FPPAG, BCPPS (PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Director)

Program Director/Contact Person:

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator, University of Virginia Children's Hospital
Director, PGY2-Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program 

University of Virginia Health System
Department of Pharmacy Services
P.O. Box 800674
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0674