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Pharmacy Residency

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Pharmacists play an essential role in the care of children at CHKD. Clinical pharmacists are viewed as invaluable members of patient care teams and hospital committees. Pharmacy practice residents are members of the Department of Pharmacy, where they will gain expertise through exposure to a broad range of clinical services.

Our Program

The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for documenting clinical interventions and reporting adverse drug reactions, and plays an important role in formulary management, medication safety and error prevention.

While residents learn unique pediatric pharmacy considerations through time spent staffing in the inpatient pharmacy, the primary focus of this residency is direct patient care. Thus, residents will gain clinical knowledge through 12 monthly rotations.

Core rotation opportunities include:

  •  General Pediatrics;
  •  Hematology/Oncology;
  •  Neonatal Intensive Care;
  •  Pediatric Intensive Care;
  •  Ambulatory Care; and
  •  Drug Information

 Elective rotations will be based on availability and resident interest. Further, residents will be exposed to teaching and research through our affiliations with both the Eastern Virginia Medical School and Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy.

Upon completion of this one-year program residents will be prepared to further enhance their clinical knowledge in a pediatric specialty residency or in independent pediatric pharmacy practice.

Pharmacy Practice Resident Benefits

Stipends for Residents

Stipends for residents are proposed upon acceptance into the residency program. All residents will be paid on a bi-monthly basis.

Vacation and Leaves

Residents are authorized 14 days of vacation per academic year and time for interviews. The amount of vacation that can be taken at one time will be determined by the program director.

Professional Liability Insurance

Professional liability insurance covering medical activities clearly defined within the scope of the residency program is provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident.

Life, Disability, and Health Insurance

A standard benefist package will be given to residents which will include life, disability, and health insurance. Vision and/or dental insurance is available for an additional cost.

Professional Meetings

In order to enhance the learning and residency experience, the pharmacy department may offer to send residents to local or national meetings during the residency program.


(757) 668-7296

Application Process

   To apply for CHKD's pharmacy practice residency program, students currently in the final year of their doctor of pharmacy curriculum at an accredited school or college of pharmacy or pharmacists currently holding a doctor of pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy may submit an application for the PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHKD.

   Applications will be accepted from October until January 10. Prospective residents may apply through the Pharmacy Online Residency Application Service (PHORCAS) at A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a professional picture, and college transcripts should be included when applying online. The candidate must be eligible for licensure in Virginia.

Contact Us

For more information about our pediatric residency program at CHKD, please contact:

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
Pharmacy Department
Mike Chicella, Residency Program Director
601 Children's Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507-9982
(757) 668-7684

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