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 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
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Stem Cell and Bone Marrow Transplant
- Pain Management/Palliative Care
- Ambulatory care
- 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
- Staffing commitment
- Texas Pharmacy license by August 1.
Cook Children's Pharmacy provides service to patients admitted to the Emergency Department, inpatients and outpatients admitted to on-campus clinics. 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, admission 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, H and O, Cardiology, Emergency medicine, IT, medication safety, education, investigational drugs
- Two pharmacy practice residents
- 40 full time equivalent pharmacists including central and decentralized pharmacists, and H and O and OR satellite pharmacists
- 45 full time equivalent pharmacy technicians
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. Provide a copy of the residency application recommendation request form to each individual writing a recommendation.
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.