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Palmetto Health Children's Hospital

7 Richland Medical Park Dr.
Columbia, SC 29203

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Learning Experiences

PGY2 Pediatric Specialty Pharmacy Residency learning experiences

Required learning experiences
  • Pharmacy operations orientation (1 month)
  • General pediatric medicine (2 months)
  • Pediatric intensive care – PICU (2 months)
  • Neonatal intensive care – NICU (1 month)
  • Hematology/oncology (1 month)
  • Infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship (1 month)
Elective learning experiences
  • Academia (University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy)
  • Administration
  • Cardiology (inpatient consults/outpatient clinic)
  • Emergency medicine
  • Endocrinology (inpatient consults/outpatient clinic)
  • Gastroenterology (inpatient consults/outpatient clinic)
  • General surgery
  • Hematology/oncology (outpatient clinic/Sickle cell clinic)
  • Infectious diseases (inpatient consults)
  • Microbiology lab
  • Nephrology (inpatient consults/outpatient clinic)
  • Neurology (inpatient consults/outpatient clinic)
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nutrition (pediatric/neonatal)
  • Palliative care
  • Pediatric HIV outpatient clinic
  • Pulmonology (Cystic Fibrosis Center, Primary Dyskinesia Center)
  • Sedation/anesthesia (Children’s Day Hospital)
  • Special Care Outpatient Clinic
Other experiences

University of South Carolina College of PharmacyUniversity of South Carolina College of Pharmacy Academician Preparation Program (elective)

  • The University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy offers an optional certificate to residents throughout the state of South Carolina who are interested in enhancing skills needed in an academic environment. Residents are assigned a full-time faculty member as their mentor for this program. Many requirements for this certificate are already present in our residency program.

Simulation Center (Palmetto Health/South Carolina School of Medicine)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Course (PALS)
  • ePALS (Enhanced Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Mock Code Training


Residency requirements

  • Major research project (final presentation at Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG) annual meeting)
  • MUE (presentation at Vizient AMC Pharmacy Network - formerly known as the UHC Pharmacy Council)
  • Disease state discussions
  • Grand Rounds/Tech Talk (continuing education)
  • Assist with publication of Pharmstat Jr. (newsletter for pediatric physicians, medical residents, students and other health care professionals)
  • Resident case presentation
  • Precept students from the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • Participation on a drug specialty team 
  • Participation in Medical Scholarship Day of Focus (poster presentations with medical residents/fellows, pharmacy residents, medical students, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students)
  • Staffing (one weekend per month)

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