The Cook Children's post-graduate year one residency program offers residents an opportunity to develop clinical pharmacy practice skills in a challenging and progressive environment.
The year long program introduces residents to multiple aspects of pediatric medicine, diverse patient populations and leading-edge health care technology. The goal of the program is to produce well-rounded pediatric pharmacy practitioners with solid foundations built on the theoretical and practical application of clinical pharmacy skills.
Cook Children's is affiliated with University of Texas, University of North Texas, and Texas Tech Schools of Pharmacy.
Each core rotation is four to six weeks.
- General pediatrics
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Pharmacy administration
- Medication safety
- Teaching and Precepting
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant
- Pain Management/Palliative Care
- Ambulatory care
- Advanced Required Rotation
- A residency project prepared for publishing in medical journal, in addition to other projects assigned on rotation and drug use evaluations.
- In-services and continuing education programs for our medical center staff.
- Preceptor for pharmacy students
- Teaching certificate
- Staffing commitment
- Start date in mid-June
- Texas Pharmacy license by August 1
Cook Children's Pharmacy provides service to patients admitted to the Emergency Department, inpatients and outpatients. The pharmacy operates under a decentralized model, with a majority of pharmaceutical care occurring on the patient care units. Pharmacy services include drug procurement and storage, preparation and dispensing, drug therapy monitoring, medication reconciliation, patient education, and parenteral nutrition evaluation. The pharmacy is a part of the medical center's clinical support division and reports activities through the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
The pharmacy team
- Administration: Director, clinical manager, operations manager, business manager, and pharmacy technician supervisors
- Specialists: NICU, PICU, Hematology and Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency medicine, IT, medication safety, investigational drugs
- Two pharmacy practice residents
- 55 full time equivalent pharmacists: Clinical, Distributive, Hematology and Oncology satellite, Outpatient satellite, Operating Room satellite (2), Ambulatory Surgery Center satellite, Emergency Room satellite, Retail
- 50 full time equivalent pharmacy technicians: Distributive, Clinical, Data analyst, medication safety, medication assistance program, informatics, purchasing, billing/340b
- 8 pharmacy interns
Residency program application instructions
Submit a current transcript of college courses completed.
Enclose a statement of your professional goals, both short-term and long term. Also include why you want to pursue residency training and why you are specifically interested in Cook Children's Medical Center.
Enclose a copy of your current CV. It should include schools or universities attended (including dates); degrees conferred or expected honors and awards, extracurricular activities, work experience, clinical rotations (taken and scheduled) and other pertinent information.
- Three letters of recommendation are required, at least one of which are from a pharmacy employer and two from clinical faculty or rotation preceptors.
It is optional for you to attach a photograph to the application. The photograph will assist us in recalling you and your interview when all candidates are considered.
Selected applicants will be invited to interview at Cook Children's Medical Center at a mutually convenient time during late January or February.