As the only ASHP accredited program in the state of New Jersey, the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital, is designed to provide a broad exposure to patient care in a goal-oriented, interactive teaching environment. Experience and knowledge are developed through learning experiences with highly skilled pharmacy and non-pharmacy preceptors dedicated to patient care and education. Flexibility allows residents to tailor learning experiences to meet their individual interests and career goals. Residents will complete a major project aimed at improving pediatric pharmaceutical care within the institution and will participate in medication use evaluations and multidisciplinary committees.
Residents gain teaching experience by serving as co-preceptors for pharmacy students and PGY1 pharmacy residents; and providing continuing education for pharmacists and members of the health care team. Residents interested in strengthening their skills in presenting lectures and precepting students may participate in a teaching certificate program, as well as a wide variety of activities, at Rutgers University, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Upon completion of this residency program, residents are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Required learning experiences include; General Pediatrics, Hematology / Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Neonatal Intensive Care, Obstetrics / Maternal Fetal Medicine, Orientation, Pediatric Intensive Care, Practice Management (longitudinal), Research Project (longitudinal) and Service Commitment (longitudinal). In addition, elective learning experiences are available in Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Informatics and Management.
The residency offers, a competitive salary, health care benefits, three weeks (15 days) paid vacation, seven paid holidays, seven educational days, on-site parking, discount meals, and professional travel reimbursement.
Admission Criteria and Application Process
The pharmacy residency program at Saint Peter's University Hospital is committed to maintaining an inclusive, respectful and supportive learning environment for our residents. We welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds, opinions, and experiences who will strive to align with our mission and values in the pursuit of patient care excellence.
All candidates must meet the following criteria:
Graduation from an ACPE accredited degree program (or one in the process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the NABP
Completion of an ASHP (accredited or candidate status) PGY1 pharmacy residency program
Eligibility for licensure in New Jersey
Applicants will be required to submit the following documents on the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) website by January 8:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
For Pass/Fail programs, please submit additional information regarding grading policies or performance. Examples include class rank, Dean's letter, or honors status.
On-site or virtual interviews will be conducted between January and March.
Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of the Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, is a non-profit, acute care facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Saint Peter’s has been serving the healthcare needs of central New Jersey for more than a century. From our simple beginnings in 1907, Saint Peter’s has grown to become a technologically advanced, 478-bed teaching hospital that provides a broad array of services to the community.
As a state-designated acute care children’s hospital, the 108 bed Children’s Hospital offers a full-range of pediatric specialized healthcare services for newborns and children through young adulthood. The Children’s Hospital operates one of the largest, most advanced level IV neonatal intensive care units in the country. The Children's Hospital was ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in neonatology in the 2021-22 Best Children's Hospitals rankings. Our state-designated Regional Perinatal Center is renowned throughout New Jersey for the exceptional level of high-risk maternity and neonatal care provided and was recognized by Newsweek as one of the Nation's Best Maternity Hospitals for 2022. Each year we care for over 15,000 women... from the tri-state region and deliver more than 5,000 babies. The Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department is one of the largest in New Jersey and cares for over 22,000 infants, children and young adults annually.
In support of our mission to provide quality medical education, Saint Peter’s is an affiliate of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a major clinical affiliate of Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, which includes New Jersey Medical School and Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. Saint Peter’s also sponsors medical residency programs in internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics.