Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Children's Hospital offers a 12-month Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) Program with an emphasis in pediatrics. Applicants should possess their pharmacy degree (Pharm.D. preferred). No previous experience is required.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency is designed to build upon an educational foundation of clinical skills and knowledge. Through experiences in patient-centered care, pharmacy operations and leadership, the resident will enhance their skills and confidence in pharmaceutical care.

The PGY1 resident will focus on developing a solid foundation in pharmacy practice while working toward independence using basic fundamental clinical skills throughout the residency. After completion, the resident will be prepared for work as a clinical pharmacist or to seek additional specialized training in the area of pediatrics.

PGY1 residents will be expected to complete a project suitable for submission for publication upon completion of their residency year. Required Rotations include: Ambulatory Care (longitudinal), Pediatric Medicine (two months), and one month each of the following: Pediatric Critical Care, Cardiology (ICU or step-down) Neonatal Intensive Care, Oncology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Orientation, Practice Management, and Project. Elective rotations and other learning experiences will be tailored to the resident's interests. We offer a teaching certificate program for interested residents.

Fringe benefits

Educational leave, learning materials, flexible paid time off, travel and relocation allowance.
Special requirements for acceptance: Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy program, and be licensed in the state of Tennessee by July 31.

To apply for residency

Interested applicants should submit the following by January 1 through PhORCAS:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of interest to Alison G. Grisso, Pharm.D., BCPPS
  • Three letters of reference from Pharmacy faculty or supervisory pharmacists (PhORCAS form is acceptable but must have comments on 50 percent of the items)
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts

Final acceptance is dependent on required Vanderbilt University Medical Center online application and background check.

Contact Information
Alison Grisso, Pharm.D., BCPPS    
Residency Program Director
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Department of Pharmacy
2200 Children's Way, Rm 4508
Nashville, TN 37232

Phone: (615) 936-4553 | Fax: (615) 936-4558

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Last Edited: January 29, 2018
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