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Pharmacy Residency Rotations

Through a robust rotation schedule, Valley Children's pharmacy residents are trained to be effective independent clinical pharmacists for our patients, from neonates to young adults. At the end of their program, residents will be eligible for board certification and will be prepared for a post-graduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy training program.

PGY1 Pharmacy Rotations

Valley Children’s pharmacy residents have opportunities for a wide variety of experiences through both acute care and non-acute care focused areas. View a detailed rotation description guide >>

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (required)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (required)
  • General Medicine – Team A/B (required)
  • Hematology/Oncology (required)
  • Infectious Diseases (required)
  • Emergency Medicine (required)
  • Parenteral Nutrition (required and/or elective)
  • Neurology Clinic (required and/or elective)
  • Primary Care Clinic - Charlie Mitchell Children's Clinic (required and/or elective)
  • California Poison Control System (required and/or elective)
  • Computer Orientation (1 week – required)
  • Pharmacy Operations Orientation (6 weeks – required)
  • Pharmacy Administration (6 weeks – required)
  • Pharmacy Medication Safety and Compliance (6 weeks – required and/or elective)
  • Information Technology Services (6 weeks – elective)

Duration:  12 week overlapping rotation – (Approximately 24 hours total for the 12 weeks)

  • Medication Utilization Subcommittee (twice a month)
  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Utilization Committee (meets monthly)

For these experiences, residents will be oriented to and trained during the first several months of the residency. Residents will be expected to develop competency for the remaining months of the program.

  • Pharmacy Operations (1 staffing day every other weekend 10 hours/shift)
  • Anticoagulation Service (approx. 4 hours/week)
  • Research Project (variable hours, project time available)
  • Teaching and Education (approx. 2 hours/week)