Cook Children's Medical Center - PGY1 & PGY2 Pediatrics
Cook Children's Medical Center
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Required Education: PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The Cook Children's post-graduate year one residency program offers residents an opportunity to develop clinical pharmacy practice skills in a challenging and progressive environment.
PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Since 2008, the ASHP-accredited post-graduate year 1 (PGY1) residency program at Cook Children's has offered a unique, well-rounded learning experience to our first year residents. The PGY1 residency provides a rigorous curriculum, flexible rotations, and a progressive learning environment that is supported by experienced preceptors. At the completion of the PGY1 year, the resident will have a solid foundation of pediatric clinical knowledge, confidence to function as an independent healthcare provider, and the ability to be a meaningful contributor of pharmaceutical care to a multidisciplinary team.
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency
The Cook Children's post-graduate year two residency program helps residents transition from a general practice to a more specialized practice focusing on pediatric patients.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The ASHP-accredited, post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) residency program at Cook Children's is a rigorous program focused on expanding each resident's clinical pediatric expertise, adaptability, independence, and clinical leadership skills. The PGY2 program at Cook Children's is especially unique in that we offer three PGY2 sub-specialty tracks – General Pediatrics, Critical Care, and Hematology/oncology. Each track is designed to transition residents from generalist to specialist practitioners within these disciplines and provides mentorship from experts in these areas. At the completion of the PGY2 year, residents will have advanced pediatric clinical knowledge, skills to establish and expand pediatric clinical pharmacy services, and the ability to provide clinical leadership to a multidisciplinary specialty team.
PGY2 program tracks
The Cook Children's PGY2 pediatrics residency program allows residents the flexibility to choose one of three sub-specialty tracks, based on PGY1 experience and career goals:
Prospective residents must be eligible to work in the United States and:
A graduate or candidate for graduation of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP)
Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Texas
PGY2 Candidates: Participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program or one in the ASHP accreditation process
Residency program application instructions
Interested candidates should submit the following items no later than January 1st.
Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) application
Candidate application with the National Matching Service (NMS)
A one-page letter of intent which includes both your short and long-term professional goals, why you are pursuing residency training, and why you are interested in the residency program at Cook Children’s Medical Center
Official transcript from pharmacy school
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Three letters of recommendations required; a fourth letter is optional.
One letter must be from a clinical preceptor (pediatric preceptor preferred)
One letter should be from most recent employer (pharmacy employer preferred)
PGY2: One letter must be from PGY1 Residency Program Director (RPD)
A screening interview is required. Selected applicants will then be invited to interview with Cook Children’s Medical Center at a mutually convenient time during late January or February.
Cook Children's pharmacy residency training is divided into two post-graduate years. Each year long program introduces residents to multiple aspects of pediatric medicine, diverse patient populations and leading-edge health care technology. The goal of the programs is to produce well-rounded pediatric pharmacy practitioners with solid foundations built on the theoretical and practical application of clinical pharmacy skills.
Cook Children's is affiliated with University of Texas, University of North Texas, and Texas Tech Schools of Pharmacy.