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PGY2 Pediatric Residency

The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is based in Tucson at Banner - University Medical Center Tucson and is a 12-month program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This program is designed to prepare motivated and qualified pharmacists for advanced pediatric clinical pharmacy practice, including specialist and/or clinical faculty positions.

The program emphasizes clinical practice and consists of nine months of core (required) learning experiences in specific aspects of pediatric pharmacy and three months of elective opportunities.  Elective rotations are customized to meet the needs of the individual resident, while accomplishing the objectives for the program.  Therefore, the program will be individualized to suit the needs of the resident.  

  • National Matching Services Code: 632661
  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of positions: 1-2
  • Salary: $60,840
  • Application deadline: January 5
  • How to apply

Patient Care Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Pediatric ICU (2)
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Peds Heme/Onc/HCTT
  • General Pediatrics (2)
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Pediatric Satellite Pharmacy Operations

Elective Rotations 

  • Toxicology
  • Pediatric Pulmonology
  • Academia
  • Other opportunities possible per discussion with RPD

Longitudinal Rotations 

  • Resident Research Project
  • Weekend Clinical Staffing
  • Committee participation
  • Teaching and Leadership

In addition to the required, elective, and longitudinal learning experiences, the resident is expected to participate in weekly clinical pharmacy conferences and in weekend clinical coverage.

Pharmacy Residency Director

Nicole Varner, PharmD, BCPPS
Acute Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist