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Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHKD

Pharmacy Practice Residency at CHKD

Pharmacists play an essential role in the care of children at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. Clinical pharmacists are viewed as invaluable members of patient care teams and hospital committees. Through the comprehensive drug evaluation service, the clinical pharmacists are responsible for antibiotic surveillance, pharmacokinetics, drug information and consultative services. This service is offered to physicians, nurses, and other medical staff to provide continuous clinical pharmacy care. The department of pharmacy is also responsible for documenting clinical interventions and reporting adverse drug reactions, and plays an important role in formulary management, medication safety and error prevention.

Pharmacy practice residents are members of the Department of Pharmacy, where they will gain expertise through exposure to a broad range of clinical services. While the resident learns unique pediatric pharmacy considerations through time spent staffing in the inpatient pharmacy, the primary focus of this residency is direct patient care. Thus, the resident 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. Furthermore, the resident 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 the resident will be prepared to further enhance his/her clinical knowledge in a pediatric specialty residency or in independent pediatric pharmacy practice.

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 Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, 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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