Pharmacy Practice Residency Program

The CHOC Children’s Department of Pharmacy Services is proud to offer a one-year PGY-1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency and a one-year PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency. Our residency programs were designed using ASHP’s Residency Learning System (RLS) and utilizes the goals and objectives designed within this program.

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PGY-1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide the candidate with a solid foundation in pharmacy practice, direct patient care, drug information and policy development, and practice management skills in the pediatric setting.

The clinical pharmacy manager serves as the director of the residency program. Clinical specialists in their perspective practice areas serve as mentors and preceptors to the resident.

The residency program consists of required rotations and elective rotations. Required rotations include:

  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Management
  • General Pediatrics
  • Oncology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases.

Longitudinal experience includes a year long rotation in a pediatric specialty clinic. Elective rotations will include any pediatric subspecialties.

The resident will function as an active member of various multidisciplinary pediatric teams. Additional experiences include participation in drug utilization evaluations, formulary management, adverse drug events monitoring, multidisciplinary committees, quality improvement projects, staff development, student preceptorship and a required residency research project.

The resident will attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, CSHP Seminar in October and the Western States Residency Conference in May or June of their residency year. The resident is also encouraged to attend local pharmacy meetings as well.

Stipend and Benefits

  • $46,000 per year
  • 26 days paid-time-off (which includes holiday, vacation and sick days)
  • Hospital Benefits Program: medical, dental, vision, prescription, disability, life insurance, medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts, 403b plans

Application Process

To apply for the PGY-1 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program, you must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program
  • Be eligible for licensure in the state of California.

Selection of the resident is based on evaluation of college transcripts, letters of recommendations and a full day on site interview.

To complete the applications package, the following must be received on or before the first Friday of January:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. College transcripts
  4. Three letters of recommendation.

Please send all correspondence to:

Allison Jun, Pharm.D.   
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Department of Pharmacy Services
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868-3874
Email: ajun@choc.org
Phone: 714-509-8806
Fax: 714-509-4997

PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency

The PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty 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 clinical pharmacy manager serves as the director of the residency program. Clinical specialists in their perspective practice areas serve as mentors and preceptors to the resident.

The residency program consists of required rotations and elective rotations. Required rotations include:

Longitudinal experience includes a year long rotation in a pediatric specialty clinic. Elective rotations will include any pediatric subspecialties.

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 resident also has the opportunity to focus his or her residency in selected pediatric subspecialties during elective rotations.

Additional experiences include participation in drug utilization evaluations, formulary management, multidisciplinary committees, staff development, student preceptorship and a required residency research project.

The resident will attend the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in December, CSHP Seminar in October and the Western States Residency Conference in May of their residency year. The resident is also encouraged to attend local pharmacy meetings as well.

Stipend and Benefits

Application Process

To apply for the PGY-2 Pediatric Specialty Residency Program, you must:

Selection of the resident is based on evaluation of college transcripts, letters of recommendations and a full day on site interview.

To complete the applications package, the following must be received on or before the first Friday of January:

  1. Letter of intent
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. College transcripts
  4. Three letters of recommendation.

Please send all correspondence to:

Allison Jun, Pharm.D.
Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Department of Pharmacy Services
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868-3874
Email: ajun@choc.org
Phone: 714-509-8806
Fax: 714-509-4997

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