The pharmacy residency in pediatrics builds on experiences in the PGY1 year and is designed to provide a well-rounded experience leading to the development of expert knowledge, skills, and clinical leadership in the practice of pediatrics pharmacy. This 12-month program at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York (MSCHONY) and Komansky Children’s Hospital offers training opportunities through a variety of clinical rotations and interactions with the healthcare teams. We offer a flexible program that focuses on the goals of the resident and is intended to provide clinical, research, and teaching experience. Residents will participate in activities to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Activities are designed to refine the resident’s abilities to educate health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy. Residents will develop acumen in conducting research and demonstrating administrative skills in pediatric pharmacy practice.”
Required Rotations (4-5 weeks)
- General Pediatric Medicine – Komansky Childrens Hospital only (Cornell Campus)
- Neonatal Intensive Critical Care (NICU)
- Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU)
- Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
- Pediatric Intensive Critical Care (PICU)/Emergency Medicine
- Pediatric Pharmacy Administration (2 weeks)
- Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant (kidney, liver, small bowel)
- Pediatric Heart Transplant / Heart Failure Ambulatory Care Clinic (Longitudinal)
Elective Rotations (4-5 weeks; 2 electives)
- Academia (St John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
- Heart Failure/Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support
- NICU II (Infant Cardiac Intensive Care Unit focus)
- Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation
- PICU II (PICU, PCICU, Pediatric Neurosciences ICU)
- Any required rotation may be repeated as an advanced elective
Compensation and Benefits
Residents earn an annual stipend of $53,000. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal time, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).
This residency program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is in candidate status by ASHP.
PGY2 pediatrics pharmacy residents work on-site every third weekend in two phases. The first phase (~3 months) focuses on operational and distribution functions at Komansky Children’s Hospital. The second phase (~9 months) includes pediatric critical care (PICU) coverage in a decentralized-based model at MSCHONY.
For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.