The 200-bed University of Iowa Children's Hospital provides care for children from birth to young adulthood. Rotations enhance the expertise of the resident in the management of drug therapy for acute and ambulatory pediatric patients, answering and disseminating drug information questions, evaluation of population based drug therapy through a residency project, and the development and management of pharmacy services. Elective time is available for individualizing the program to meet the resident's interest and career needs.
During the PGY2 Pediatric Residency rotations, the resident will participate in all aspects of patient medication use therapy including selection, assessment, monitoring, reconciliation, safety, adherence, and discharge counseling while working as part of the multidisciplinary team advising physicians, nurses, students, and patients on appropiate medication use. Activities include, but are not limited to, attending rounds, providing lectures on drug therapy to medical, pharmacy, and nursing staff, and keeping current on pharmacy issues in the pediatric population.
The pharmacy department has 16 clinical pharmacists trained in and dedicated to the provision of pediatric pharmacy services. These experienced clinical pharmacists serve as the preceptors for the PGY2 pediatric resident.