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Cone Health Women's Hospital PGY2 Pediatrics Pharmacy Residency

Program Overview and Rotations

Program Overview

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:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology and Hepatic Disease
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition/Gastrointestinal
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatric Surgery/ECMO
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonology

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Pediatric Medical Clinic
  • Project Management/Research
  • Pharmacy Operational and Distributive Services

Preceptors

Preceptors

  • Julie Cline, PharmD
  • Alison Grimsley, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Cindy Huff, PharmD, BCPS
  • Jennifer Mendenhall, PharmD
  • Mary Subramanian, PharmD, BCPS

Current Residents

Current Residents

Victoria Forrest, PharmD

Application

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.

Please visit the Cone Health PGY2 Pediatrics 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.

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Message from the Director

Cone Health has been involved in pharmacy residency training since 1968 and maintains a commitment to exceptional clinical pharmacy services. Our year-long program is located in a brand new, state of the art facility where residents are prepared to develop knowledge, clinical skills, and expertise to serve as a pediatric pharmacy specialist on a multi-disciplinary team. Residents will train in general pediatrics and a multitude of pediatric subspecialties including pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, emergency medicine, pediatric surgery, and high-risk obstetrics. There are opportunities to rotate through other clinical areas based on interest including a variety of subspecialty ambulatory clinics. Additionally, our relationships with surrounding academic medical centers provide opportunity for specialty rotations not offered at Cone Health. The resident will serve as a preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents, pharmacy students, and participate in formal classroom teaching. Conducting practice-based research is required plus development of leadership skills while leading quality improvement initiatives.

Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS

Program Purpose

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).

Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS

  • Cone Health Women's Hospital
  • PGY2 Residency Program Director
  • Clinical Pharmacist

Mindy Holcombe