The PGY-1 Residency Program is a one-year training program generally lasting from the 1st week of July through June 30th of the following year. The residency program is fully accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). A Certificate for completion of the PGY-1 Program will be conferred to the resident at the completion of the program requirements.
The Clinical Pharmacy Manager serves as the Director of the Residency Program. Twelve other Clinical Pharmacists serve as mentors and preceptors to the resident in their respective practice areas.
The residency is designed to foster clinical expertise in pediatric pharmacotherapeutics, an understanding of the practical and administrative considerations of providing pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients and experience in teaching as well as clinical research. The resident will function as an active member of various multidisciplinary pediatric teams. He or she will be able to tailor the learning experiences to best meet his or her professional goals. The residency program consists of nine months of required rotations and three months of elective rotations.
Required rotations include (1 month):
Decentralized pharmacy training/Orientation
Neonatal Intensive Care
Pediatric Intensive Care
Longitudinal Experiences (6 – 12 months):
Breathmobile Clinic – twice a month for 12 months
Ketogenic Diet Clinic – once a month for 12 months
Investigational Drug Service
Elective rotations include:
Cardiovascular Intensive Care
Bone Marrow Transplant
Ambulatory Care Clinics
Other pediatric subspecialties
Additional experiences include participation in drug utilization evaluations, formulary management, multidisciplinary committees, and staff development.
About Children's Hospital of Orange County
Since 1964, CHOC Children’s has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.
Our mission is straightforward: To nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. That’s why at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, we are dedicated to working cooperatively—assisting and enriching existing services as well as developing programs to benefit the families of Orange County. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be here when they need us most—regardless of their family’s ability to pay.