PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Children's of Alabama's ASHP Accredited Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program

The postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program at Children’s of Alabama has been accredited by the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) since 1997.  Through extensive experience with a broad range of pediatric patients in an advanced clinical practice setting, the program prepares residents to pursue careers in pediatric clinical pharmacy, including PGY2 training in focused areas of practice. At the completion of the program, residents will be competent, confident, and independent practitioners of pediatric pharmacy practice, with the ability to provide quality patient care to diverse pediatric patient populations through multidisciplinary teamwork, leadership within the healthcare system, and education of health care professionals, patients, and families in a variety of settings.

Children’s of Alabama offers three ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency positions annually in a pediatric hospital setting. The residency features seven weeks of orientation to the department and seven core rotations in specialty areas of pediatrics. Throughout the year, there are also seven different longitudinal experiences, including a major residency project, which will be presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) annual meeting in the spring. Other smaller projects are also required throughout the year. Approximately four months of elective time is provided to allow the resident to focus on areas of interest. Teaching opportunities are available, including an optional teaching certificate program available through Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. For additional information on program requirements, click here.

Required Core Rotations: Orientation, General Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Pulmonary, Neonatal Intensive Care, Nephrology

Required Longitudinal Rotations: Pharmacokinetics, Ambulatory Care, Drug Information, Anticoagulation, Practice Management, Staffing, Project Management

Possible Electives Include: Bone Marrow Transplant, Toxicology, Cardiology, Emergency Department, Investigational Drug Studies, Pharmacy Informatics, Advanced Practice Experiences in core rotations, or others available per resident interest

ASHP's Residency Information

Benefits and Stipend
The following are some of the benefits included in the PGY1 Pharmacy Program at Children's of Alabama:

  • Estimated stipend of $52,000
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage and flexible spending accounts
  • Paid Time Off and Extended Illness Bank
  • Other financial, wellness, professional personal development, and family focused benefits available to Children's of Alabama Employees
  • BLS and PALS certification classes
  • Alabama Board of Pharmacy Parenteral Certification
  • Registration and travel expense reimbursement for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, AlSHP Annual Meeting, and PPAG Annual Meeting