Pharmacy Residency Program

Virtual Residency Open House

Join us on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 530-700 PM CST for a virtual residency open house.
Contact residency program director Liz Zdyb via email [email protected] for the Zoom invitation if interested in attending.


For over 15 years, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center has offered an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency program. The purpose of the program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a ride range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training if interested.

The pharmacy residency program at Children’s is a unique practice experience, as it takes place in a standalone pediatric hospital. As a resident, you will rotate through various practice settings and assume responsibility for all aspects of patient drug therapy including:

  • Assessing and monitoring medication use
  • Advising physicians and healthcare providers on appropriate medication use
  • Providing pharmacokinetic consulting
  • Attending and participating in rounds
  • Conducting patient interviews and patient medication counseling

You will also have the opportunity to serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students, participate in lectures, and provide formal presentations to other healthcare providers and staff.

PGY1 Curriculum

Rotations

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program provides valuable training in core rotations, which include:

  • Orientation and Training
  • General Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (Level IV)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Pharmacy Practice Management
  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Longitudinal Professional Development
  • Longitudinal Operational Practice
  • Longitudinal Research

Additionally, you will be able to take part in elective rotations, both on- and off-site, designed to cater to your personal needs and interests. Examples of current and potential elective experiences include:

  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (Nebraska Medicine)
  • Pediatric Liver Transplant (Nebraska Medicine)
  • Ambulatory Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Information Technology
  • Academia

Additional Training & Educational Experiences

Becoming a successful pharmacist requires more than participating in rotations. In order to provide a well-rounded education, our program also includes:

  • Membership on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Medication safety and drug policy development
  • Drug utilization evaluation
  • Code training and experience/BLS Certification/PALS Certification
  • Precepting and didactic lecture opportunities
  • Teaching certificate program in conjunction with Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
  • Leadership case series in conjunction with Nebraska Medicine

Pharmacy Residency Application

There is one PGY1 pharmacy resident position available each year. Candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for the position:

  • Graduate of an accredited College or School of Pharmacy
  • Doctor of Pharmacy
  • Licensure or eligibility for licensure in Nebraska

Application deadline is January 1 of each year. Please submit all application material using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

All candidates must be registered with the  ASHP Resident Matching Program.

The residency program will begin on July 1 of each year.

For more information, feel free to contact the Pharmacy Residency Director:
Elizabeth Zdyb, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
402-955-5476
[email protected]

“I found the benefits of the residency program at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center unmatched! The institution offers a supportive yet challenging environment that optimizes learning and potential. Ultimately the decision for selecting Children’s was due to the unique patient population; being the only pediatric institution in the region. The training provided by Children’s allows me to provide diverse patients with high quality-care in a wide array of disciplines.”

—Past Resident

“My residency experience at Children’s provided me with everything I wanted in a PGY-1 residency. The wide variety of unique clinical opportunities along with additional educational experiences prepared me to start my career as a pediatric pharmacist.”

—Past Resident

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