Children's of Alabama is a free-standing, not for profit, pediatric teaching hospital. Children's offers three (3) ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency positions annually for applicants with a primary interest in pediatric pharmacy practice.
PGY-1 residents are provided with a broad variety of required pediatric experiences, including general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, hematology/oncology, neonatal intensive care, pulmonary, nephrology, and infectious diseases. In addition, residents participate in longitudinal experiences in pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, anticoagulation, drug information, staffing, and practice management. Elective opportunities allow residents to focus on areas of interest. Available electives include blood and bone marrow transplant, toxicology, cardiovascular intensive care, cardiology, investigational drug study, advanced practice experiences in core rotations, and additional experiences tailored to resident areas of interest.
Other activities include participation in staff education, completion of one major research project and additional smaller projects throughout the year, and teaching opportunities with optional teaching certificate program. Certification in BLS and PALS is provided, as well as parenteral certification for the state of Alabama. Residents qualify for Children’s of Alabama benefits and receive travel and meeting registration reimbursement for the fall AlSHP meeting, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and annual PPA meeting. Residents receive an estimated annual stipend of $52,000.
Application requirements include: Pharm.D. degree, eligibility for Alabama licensure, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, pharmacy school transcript, three letters of recommendation (including one from an employer or supervisor), photograph of applicant, and on-site interview including presentation to preceptors. Applicants must not use any nicotine-containing products. Applications accepted using PhORCAS and the NMS. No person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
About Children's of Alabama
Children’s of Alabama is the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children, and with more than 2 million square feet, is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the U.S. Children’s is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report. Children’s is a regional referral center, offering diverse inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside and at more than a dozen other sites across the state. Last year, patients made more than 677,000 outpatient and more than 15,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 42 other states and 7 foreign countries. Children’s is a primary training site for health care professionals and is affiliated with UAB School of Medicine and Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Pharmaceutical care services include therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, code/trauma team participation, and investigational drug study support.