Cone Health Women's Hospital PGY2 Neonatology Pharmacy Residency
Program Overview and Rotations
Supporting over 6,000 babies annually, Cone Health Women’s Hospital is a 134-bed facility dedicated entirely to the care of women and infants. The facility includes a 36-bed level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where medication therapy is individualized by the pharmacy team. Our program focuses on the changing developmental systems that affect drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion, which vary greatly depending upon gestational age and postmenstrual age.
PGY2 Required Rotations:
- Hematology and Hepatic Disease
- Infectious Disease
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pediatric Surgery/ECMO
- Pediatric Medical Clinic
- Project Management/Research
- Pharmacy Operational and Distributive Services
- Julie Cline, PharmD
- Alison Grimsley, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
- Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
- Cindy Huff, PharmD, BCPS
- Jennifer Mendenhall, PharmD
- Jeremy So, PharmD, BCPS
- Mary Subramanian, PharmD, BCPS
Application Deadline is January 5, 2018!
All Cone Health pharmacy residencies participate in the National Matching Service (NMS) match program. Applicants should register and apply through the central residency application, ASHP’s PhORCAS.
In addition to applying through PhORCAS, prospective Cone Health residents must apply to be a Cone Health employee.
Effective 12/20/2017 our Cone Health online employee application portal is currently off line. We anticipate the portal working properly after January 2, 2018. Please complete all PhORCAS application materials by the deadline. We will contact you when the portal is available. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Please visit the Cone Health PGY2 Neonatology Pharmacy ASHP residency listing, found here, to obtain the NMS match code needed to apply.
When applying through PhORCAS, prospective residents should complete the following:
- Provide a current curriculum vitae and letter of intent.
- Request an official transcript of your grades to be forwarded directly to the PhORCAS Transcripts Department.
- Ask three references who are familiar with your professional and academic background to complete reference documents in PhORCAS. We prefer that you ask clinical faculty members and/or employers to provide your references.
- We request that your references include comments in at least 10 of the 13 comment boxes on the form in place of writing a traditional letter of recommendation.
- The program-specific comment box is optional.
Message from the Director
Cone Health has been involved in pharmacy residency training since 1968 and maintains a commitment to exceptional clinical pharmacy services. Historically, Cone Health Women’s Hospital has offered a two-year neonatal pharmacy fellowship program. The program was recently converted to an ASHP-accredited PGY2 neonatology residency. Our year-long program consists of rotations in both inpatient and ambulatory settings that are designed to establish a foundation for comprehensive care of the neonate from birth to approximately two years of age. We emphasize conducting research within our hospital in order to determine outcomes for our specific population, as well as participating in multicenter studies. We also offer opportunities for formal teaching at the university level and through provision of continuing education to healthcare providers.
Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residencies to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
Cone Health's Women's Hospital is host to the first PGY2 Neonatology training program in the country and has recently been accredited by ASHP. Learn more about our practitioner's experience building this new program in the following news article here.