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Postgraduate Year Two - Pediatric Residency Program

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Purpose and Mission Statement of the PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program

Purpose Statement: The residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY-1 residency program experience to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of pediatrics. Our program is designed to equip the PGY 2 resident with the skills necessary to optimize pediatric care as independent practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge by incorporating both into the provision of medication management. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and poise them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area.

Mission Statement: The PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences to advance the resident's clinical skills, knowledge base and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pediatric pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Core Clinical Rotations

Post-graduate year 2 (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Required core rotations are four to six weeks and include the following:

  • Orientation - abbreviated if early commit PGY-1
  • Pediatric Medical/Surgical Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care I
  • Pediatric Intensive Care II
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Scholarly Research

Longitudinal Experiences

In addition to the above rotations, residents will be involved in the following core rotations as longitudinal experiences:

  • Project Management
  • PGY-2 Newsletter (The Dose of Pediatrics)
  • Clinical Practice Advancement
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership – exempt if early commit PGY-1
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service)
  • Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Teaching Certificate Program – exempt if previously obtained


Elective rotations include the following:

  • Elective experience in a core rotation
  • Ambulatory Care/Transitions of Care
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership (Administration)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Administration

Service Experience

The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experience will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident’s quarterly evaluation. Residents are required to staff two 8-hour weekend shifts a month starting in August through June.


  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Application Deadline: January 3, 2023
  • Starting Date: Varies, last week of June or first week of July
  • Estimated Stipend: $60,000/year
  • Interview Required: Yes
  • Training Site: Free-standing pediatric hospital
  • Pharmacist Staff: 190
  • Non-Pharmacist Staff: 160
  • Number of PICU Beds: 16
  • Number of NICU Beds: 64
  • Total Beds: 1800
  • Number of Patient Care Centers: 6
  • Average Daily Census: 1400


  • Free parking
  • Discounted meals
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Personal desk with desktop
  • Personal laptop
  • 7.40 hours of PTO accrued every two weeks
  • Professional conference reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE accredited continuing education
  • Medical insurance (health, dental, vision, life)
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PGY-2 Pediatric Residency Program Director

Megan Patch, M.S., Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, BCPPS
Clinical Specialist - Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Megan.patch@leehealth.org (link opens in a new window)
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