Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Overview

The goal of the Nemours Children's Health, Delaware Pharmacy Practice Residency program is to train compassionate, clinically superior pharmacists who are prepared for hospital practice or further specialization. Graduates of this program will be able to easily transition to a PGY2 pediatric specialty residency or obtain a hospital position as a point-of-care pediatric pharmacist.

Academic Affiliations

Temple University School of Pharmacy

Thomas Jefferson University School of Pharmacy

Christiana Care Health System

Philadelphia College of Pharmacy


About Our Program

At Nemours, we offer a one-year Pharmacy Residency Program. Our goal, upon your completion of this program, will be to prepare you as a competent and confident practitioner, able to deliver pharmacy care to pediatric patients in a distributive as well as clinical environment.

You’ll also develop the necessary skills to educate patients, families and other healthcare professionals on drug-related topics.

We’ll provide experiences that will help develop essential skills such as writing, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve the safety of the medication-use system and demonstrate professional maturity by monitoring your own performance and by exhibiting commitment to the profession.

Our program offers you a number of distinctive features including:

  • One off-site opportunity exists to allow exposure to practice in other pharmacies.
  • There are a total of two elective rotations available for you to tailor the residency to your interests.
  • We provide a dedicated research rotation and work with your interests and background to develop your rotation schedule.
  • Program offers flexibility in your schedule should your interests change over the course of the year.
  • A residency steering committee monitors your progress and provides guidance for the completion of your required activities.
  • Program allows the opportunity to participate in student teaching during your residency year.

Nemours is an open and welcoming place to work, and values diversity in all its forms. Additionally, Nemours aspires to have its workforce and providers reflect the rich diversity of the communities we serve. Candidates of diverse backgrounds, Spanish-speaking applicants, and those committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

Residency Program Basics

  • 12-month experience
  • 1 PGY1 position svailable
  • Two holidays
  • One weekend every two weeks

Clinical Services/Special Features

The program includes experiences to help you develop essential skills such as writing, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving. You’ll also have the opportunity to improve the safety of the medication-use system and demonstrate professional maturity by monitoring your own performance and by exhibiting commitment to the profession.

  • Multidisciplinary patient care rounds
  • Antibiotic stewardship program
  • Neonatal nutrition support service
  • Discharge counseling service
  • Investigational drug service
  • Solid organ transplant service
  • Pharmacogenomics service
  • Anticoagulation monitoring program

Required Projects

Required projects during your residency include:

  • Residency research project
  • Manuscript suitable for publication
  • Journal club
  • P&T monograph and minutes
  • Investigational drug service monograph
  • Medication use evaluation
  • Drug class review
  • Pharmacy newsletter
  • CE presentation
  • Drug information questions
  • Medication Safety Swarm attendance

Residency Opportunities

  • Teaching certificate
  • Precepting of pharmacy students
  • PALS certification

Clinical Achievements

The program has earned a number of clinical achievements:

  • Residency Director served as the principal investigator for a three-year Cardinal Health grant to implement pharmacy discharge counseling.
  • Residency Director serves on the Board of Directors for the Eastern States Residency Conference and holds a patent for the software Accupedia®.
  • Residency Director serves as a co-investigator in an NIH-funded study in the Duke University Pediatric Trials Network.
  • A pediatric pharmacist presented at Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds on the topic of Breastfeeding and Medications: A Guide for Prescribers.
  • Several members of the pharmacy department collaborated to publish the Pediatric Neurosurgery On-Call textbook.
  • Preceptors have been published in various journals such as Hospital Pharmacy, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Drug Topics, and The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
  • Posters created by residents and preceptors have been presented at various conferences held by organizations such as Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG), American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) and American Society and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).
  • A pediatric pharmacist was asked to write a pediatric book chapter on the management of pediatric causalities of chemical terrorist attacks. The chapter is for the Textbook of Military Medicine, which is prepared by Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General and published by the Borden Institute.
  • A pediatric pharmacist was awarded the Best/Innovative Practice Award by the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group for her submission entitled, “Development of a Computerized Pediatric Anticoagulation Program.”

Salary & Benefits




  • 20 days Paid Time Off (Vacation/Interviews)
  • 7 holidays
  • Health/Life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Travel stipend for ASHP midyear & eastern states
  • ASHP membership

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff

Living in Delaware Valley

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.

Explore Wilmington

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is located in Wilmington, Del., about 30 minutes from center city Philadelphia, and an easy drive to Baltimore, Lancaster County, Pa. (“Amish Country”), and the beaches in Atlantic City and Delaware. There is much to do in and around the city, including mansion and garden tours, museums, breweries, wineries, fine restaurants and numerous state parks.

Learn More About Delaware:

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Delaware Tourism

Delaware’s Beaches

Explore Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the United States and offers a wealth of historical, cultural and recreational opportunities. From world-class museums to its professional sports teams to the colorful, bustling districts of South Street, Chinatown and the Italian Market, Philadelphia has something for everyone.

Learn More About the Philadelphia Area:

New Jersey Beaches

Pennsylvania Mountains

Train With Recognized Leaders

If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research. 

Meet Our Clinical Leadership

Elora Hilmas, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Residency Director

Training: Pediatric PGY2 and PGY1, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
PharmD from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: Solid Organ Transplant
Rotations Precepted: Solid Organ Transplant Clinic, Solid Organ Transplant, Project Management

Andrea DiPietro, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy Clinical Operations and Medication Safety Officer

Training: PharmD from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
PharmD from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: Medication Safety
Rotations Precepted: Medication Safety

Meet Our Program Faculty

Lisa M. Brown, PharmD, BS Pharmacy

Training: PharmD from University of Colorado
BS Pharmacy from Rutgers University
Clinical Practice: Investigational Drug Service
Rotations Precepted: Investigational Drug Service

Shannon Chan, PharmD, BS Pharmacy

Training: PGY1, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Darby, Pa.
PharmD and BS Pharmacy from Temple University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: Antibiotic Stewardship Program, Infectious Diseases
Rotations Precepted: Infectious Disease

John N. Giamalis, BS Pharmacy

Training: BS Pharmacy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Clinical Practice: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Rotations Precepted: PICU

Carl Gerdine, PharmD

Training: PGY1, Paoli Hospital, Paoli, Pa.
PharmD from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Clinical Practice: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
Rotations Precepted: CICU

Mispa Ajua-Alemanji, PharmD

Training: PharmD from Temple University School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: General Pediatrics
Rotations Precepted: General Pediatrics

Samantha Mumford, PharmD, BCNSP

Training: Pediatric PGY2, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, Wilmington, Del.
PharmD from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
BS in Nutritional Science from University of Delaware
Clinical Practice: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Rotations Precepted: Nutrition

Kailey Troutman, PharmD, BCPPS

Training: Pediatric PGY2 and PGY1
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, Tenn.
PharmD from The University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: Hematology/Oncology, Bone Marrow Transplant and Endocrinology
Rotations Precepted: Hematology/Oncology

Peter Anley, PharmD

Training: Pediatric Fellowship, Cooper Hospital/University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Pediatric PGY2, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
PharmD from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Clinical Practice: Drug Information
Rotations Precepted: Drug Information

Erin Hanley, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS

Training: Pediatric PGY2, University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, Lexington, Ky.
PGY1, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.
PharmD from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Clinical Practice: General Pediatrics, Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonology
Rotations Precepted: General Pediatrics

Jack Tran, PharmD, AE-C

Training: Pediatric PGY2, Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando
PGY1, UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla.
PharmD from University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Clinical Practice: Emergency Medicine
Rotations Precepted: Emergency Medicine

Rebecca Judge, PharmD

Training: PharmD from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Clinical Practice: Informatics
Rotations Precepted: Informatics


Meet Our Participants

Mario Giulietti, PharmD
Mario joined us in mid-June 2019. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. At school, he served as the treasurer and student government association representative for the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity. In addition, he also was involved in multiple volunteer and community service efforts such as the Relay for Life and Light the Night. Mario brings hospital experience to our residency by working for three years as a pharmacy intern at Boston Children’s Hospital where he was involved in the training of new employees.

Mario currently has an interest in infectious diseases.



Lindsay Fitzpatrick (2018-2019)
Optimizing pediatric discharge counseling using readmission and safety metrics
Current Position: Mother/Baby/NICU clinical pharmacist at UPMC Pinnacle in Harrisburg, PA

Justin Simpkins, PharmD (2017-2018)
 Neonatal Clinical Specialist, The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD Implementation of an Antimicrobial Discharge Counseling Program for Pediatric Patients
Current Position: Unit-based Pediatric and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, University of Virginia Hospital

Vy Nguyen, PharmD (2016-2017)
 Development of a pharmacist-nurse navigation pediatric discharge program
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Bethany Sharpless Chalk, PharmD (2015-2016)
 Utilization of Electronic Health Record Tools to Facilitate and Audit Infliximab Prescribing
Current Position: PGY2 in Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, Maryland. Neonatal Clinical Specialist, The John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Lisa Hutchins, PharmD (2014-2015)
 Impact of pharmacist intervention on electrocardiogram monitoring of pediatric patients on multiple QT interval prolonging medications
Current Position: PGY2 in Pediatrics, Duke University Hospital, Durham, North Carolina. Emergency Medicine Specialist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Justin Markham, PharmD (2013-2014)
 Effectiveness of a Time-Limited Antimicrobial Restriction Policy
Current Position: Decentralized Pharmacist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
PGY2 in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Arkansas Children’s Hospital; Little Rock, Ark.

Kori Talbott, PharmD (2012-2013)
REMS implementation in the hospital setting
Current Position: Decentralized Heme/Onc Pharmacist at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Andrea DiPietro, PharmD (2011-2012)
Impact of dedicated pharmacy services on medication order processing, safety and efficiency in the Pediatric Emergency Room
Current Position: Manager of Clinical Operations, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware,Wilmington, Del.

Komal Gala Choksi, PharmD (2010-2011)
 Influence of TMP-SMX and Atovaquone PCP prophylaxis on myelosuppression and delay of chemotherapy in pediatric ALL patients
Current Position: Clinical Pharmacist, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Elizabeth Baley, PharmD (2009-2010) 
The clinical microbiology and management of candidemia in pediatric patients
Current Position: Decentralized Pharmacist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Jennifer Zile Majchrzak, PharmD (2008-2009)
Vancomycin Use in Neutropenic Leukemic Pediatric Patients
Current Position: Pharmacy Operations Manager, The Johns Hopkins; Hospital Baltimore, MD

John Standish, PharmD (2008-2009)
The use of Levetiracetam for the acute treatment of status epilepticus in a pediatric population
Current Position: Pediatric Operations Manager, Levine Children's Hospital; Charlotte, North Carolina

Rotations & Clinical Experience

We work with your interests and background to develop your rotation schedule.

  • A total of two elective rotations available for you to tailor the residency to your interests
  • Several elective rotations for you to choose from

The rotations, clinics and electives that have been designed into the program were all included to help you become an experienced, well-rounded and professional pharmacy practitioner.

They vary in length, from four- and six-week rotations to longitudinal experiences.

Required Rotations

From orientation to Pediatric Intensive Care, these rotations will give you a solid grounding in the profession.

  • Orientation
  • Nutrition
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care


For specialized clinical experience, we offer training in various clinics.

  • Solid organ transplant


From Cardiac Intensive Care to Management, our electives give you the chance to personalize your educational experience.

  • Management
  • Investigational Drug Service/Pharmacogenomics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Solid Organ Transplant

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Medication Safety
  • Ambulatory Care – Outpatient Solid Organ Transplant
  • Project Management
  • Practice Management
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Drug Information

Apply Today

Application Requirements

Deadline: January 11, 2024

Start Date: June 14, 2024

1. Submit Interest Form Online

2. All candidates must apply through PhORCAS

Questions About Applying?

Erin Hanley, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS
Program Director
(302) 651-5791