Valley Children's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program
Valley Children's Hospital
Location: Madera, California
Since 1999, Valley Children’s has been training pharmacists to provide specialized pharmaceutical care to our pediatric population. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating a thriving community of pediatric pharmacists that is a true reflection of the diverse patients and communities that we serve. Our pharmacy residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists as a PGY1 pharmacy residency with a pediatric emphasis. Our pharmacy residents at Valley Children’s have a wide variety of experiences available to them, from acute care to critical care and ambulatory care. There are also opportunities in teaching and precepting students in pharmacy practice experiences, as well as numerous elective options in non-acute care settings such as medication safety and regulatory, pharmacy administration and information technology.
Final deadline for submission of all online application materials is January 2, 2024. If any non-electronic documents are requested by the RPD, they must also be received in the Pharmacy Department by January 2, 2024. Candidates must complete both standard application requirements in PhORCAS and meet/submit the program supplemental requirements listed below:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy; or a M.S. or B.S. in Pharmacy with equivalent clinical experience.
Be eligible for pharmacy licensure in the state of California
Apply for ASHP Residency Matching Program (our match #190313)
Three professional recommendations in PhORCAS (completion of standard PhORCAS reference form) - Example: Two references from preceptors who can speak of your clinical abilities and one from your pharmacy employer. If you have completed a pediatric rotation, it is recommended that one reference be from that pediatric preceptor.
Your letter of intent uploaded to PhORCAS should answer two questions
Why you want to complete a pediatric residency; and
Why you want to complete a residency at Valley Children's Hospital
Your transcripts must include the most recent rotation grades (or have your site preceptor email those final grades to email@example.com by January 2, 2024).
It is recommended that candidates complete a pediatric rotation prior to application submission or on site interview. If candidates are unable to obtain a pediatric rotation, there must be pediatric experience documented in PhORCAS and on your Curriculum Vitae.
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our independent, nonprofit network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to treat conditions ranging from common to the most unusual and complex at our 356-bed children’s hospital as well as through partner hospitals, specialty care centers, satellite practices and primary care services. Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and our pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to our Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Valley Children’s consistently ranks at the top of our peer group for quality patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing excellence. Recognized as a Magnet® designated facility since 2004 and granted the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence™ in critical care, Valley Children’s neonatal and pediatric intensive care units ac...hieve some of the lowest mortality rates in the country while treating some of the sickest kids. In affiliation with Stanford University School of Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency and fellowship programs provide first-class training for the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric surgical and medical specialists. With more than 550 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s partners with other providers and organizations throughout our 12-county service area to support delivering the best care to kids closer to home.