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PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The Pediatric specialty residency at Children's Hospital builds upon a PGY1 foundation of clinical knowledge. Through further experiences in patient-centered care, teaching and leadership, the resident will have the opportunity to enhance skills and confidence in pediatric pharmaceutical care.

The resident will focus on sharpening clinical skills in pediatric pharmacy practice while working toward independence, in a particular area if desired, throughout the 12-month residency. After completion, the resident will be prepared for an opportunity to work as a clinical pharmacy specialist.

The goals and objectives of this program follow those established by ASHP for PGY2 Pediatric residencies. PGY2 residents will be expected to complete a project suitable for submission for publication upon completion of their residency year.

Required rotations include: PCCU (one month), NICU (one month), pediatric medicine (two months) and oncology (one month). Residents will also participate in a weekly ambulatory clinic. Elective rotations and other learning experiences, such as cardiology, GI, neurology, stem cell transplant, solid organ transplant and more, will be tailored to the resident's interests. Drug information, pharmacokinetics, informatics, medication safety and research will be emphasized throughout the residency. We offer a teaching certificate program for interested residents.

Fringe benefits

Educational leave, learning materials, flexible paid time off, travel allowance to professional meetings, relocation allowance.

Special requirements for acceptance

Applicant must be a graduate of an accredited Bachelor of Science or Doctor of Pharmacy program, and be licensed in the state of Tennessee by July 31. Completion of an ASHP-accredited residency in Pharmacy Practice is required.

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 in 50 percent of the items)
  • Official pharmacy school final 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, Room 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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