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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

Salary

$54,000


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
  • Massage therapy
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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.

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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. 

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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

Clinics

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

  • Solid organ transplant

Electives

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

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Application Requirements

Deadline: January 11, 2021

Start Date: June 14, 2021

1. Submit Interest Form Online

2. All candidates must apply through PhORCAS

Questions About Applying?

Elora Hilmas, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Director
(302) 651-5791
elora.hilmas@nemours.org