Pharmacy Programs

There is no better place than Stanford Children's Health for current students and recent graduates to complete their residency or take part in an internship program. We offer exceptional opportunities that will greatly enhance your education through exposure to many of today’s top medical advancements and the individuals responsible for them. If you’re passionate about caring for children and want to begin your career learning from a world-class leader in pediatrics, then start with Stanford Children's Health.

Learn more about our Pharmacy programs:





The Pharmacy Residency Program

The Pediatric Pharmacy Practice Residency at Stanford Children's Health is a one-year post-graduate training program (PGY1) that offers an environment to gain professional competence, expand clinical knowledge, and develop a philosophy of pharmacy practice. The residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and follows the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS).

Clinical staff pharmacists in the program can expect to cover all acute patient care areas, including:

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Cardiology
  • Critical care
  • General surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Labor and delivery
  • Maternity
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Operating room
  • Solid organ transplant
Education and Application Requirements

Participation in our Pharmacy Practice Residency program requires a Pharm.D degree from a Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited college or pharmacy, and California Pharmacy Intern license.

Our philosophy of residency training is to offer practical experiences in diverse, multidisciplinary environments that span the continuum of pharmaceutical care. Download information on the day-in-the-life of a pharmacy resident, and visit the Pharmacy Residency Program page for a full description of the program.

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The Pharmacy Externship Program

Stanford Children's Health also offers pharmacy student externships to provide pharmacy students with the unique opportunity to complete specialty education in the areas of general pediatrics, neonatal intensive care home infusion and outpatient pharmacy.

Participating schools include:

  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of the Pacific
  • Touro University
  • Western University
  • Creighton University

Students will gain an understanding of the role of the clinical and inpatient pharmacist in a pediatric setting. Specific activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying those patients at greatest risk for medication therapy problems
  • Building a patient-specific database via chart review and interdisciplinary rounds
  • Preparing a medication-related problem list
  • Identifying therapeutic goals for a patient
  • Designing or modifying therapeutic regimens
  • Designing a monitoring plan for a therapeutic regimen
  • Recommending or communicating a therapeutic plan or regimen and following up on its effects
  • Collecting outcomes information related to the care of a patient
  • Providing drug information to team members
  • Providing inservice education to team members
  • Contributing to the departmental and health systems analysis of adverse drug events 
  • Providing pharmacokinetic consults as needed
  • Presenting a minimum of two formal presentations (one journal club and one case presentation)

For more information on the program, visit the Pharmacy Student Rotations page on the Stanford Children's Health website.

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