ASHP Accredited 

Program Director: Courtney Sweet, PharmD, BCPPS
Positions: 2
Application Due: January 2, 2024
Starting Date: July 1, 2024
Estimated Stipend: $53,000 + benefits

Purpose Statement & Program Overview

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs 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 or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Individuals completing the Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatrics Pharmacy Specialty Residency at WVU Medicine shall be highly qualified independent providers of pharmacist care in the pediatric setting. The resident shall be an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team with the ability to manage therapeutic decisions and clinical outcomes, conduct practice-related research/quality improvement, and educate healthcare professionals and patients. The resident shall be a leader in medication safety. The resident will exhibit a commitment to the profession of pharmacy and be able to develop his or her own personal plan for professional development. Residents completing this program will be specialists in Pediatric pharmacy practice. They will be abundantly prepared for employment as a pediatric clinical pharmacist in a variety of practice settings. 

Rotational Learning Experiences

Required Rotational Experiences:

  • Hospital Pharmacy Orientation
  • General Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (6 weeks)
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care - Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Focused
  • Acute Care Precepting
  • Ambulatory Care- Resident choice from select experiences*

All residents receive an orientation to the pharmacy department prior to starting their 5-week rotational experiences and the longitudinal practice component.

Elective Experiences:

  • Cystic Fibrosis Clinic*
  • Pediatric Specialty Clinics*
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinic*
  • Gastroenterology Consults and Clinics
  • Neurology Consults and Clinics
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Management
  • Rotating Clinical Areas-Career Preparedness

Each experience may consist of a single 5-week rotation or two 2-3 week rotations.

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

Required Experiences:

  • Pediatric Pharmacy Education
  • Medication Safety
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Quality Improvement/Research Project
  • Pediatric Practice Management
  • Hospital Pharmacy Practice-Staffing

Additional learning experiences include the development of oral and written communication skills through the completion of a MUE and ACPE Accredited CE Presentation, patient education, and participation in committees within the institution.

Pharmacy Practice Component:

  • PGY2 Pharmacy Residents practice every third weekend.
  • All residents work one summer (Memorial Day, Labor Day) and one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s).
  • Residents may opt to work additional pharmacist shifts and will be compensated at the standard pharmacist rate, including shift differential. Residents are reminded that the primary objective of the residency year relates to the residency program objectives, and other activities should not hinder the achievement of these objectives.

PGY2 Pediatrics Residency Director

Courtney Sweet, PharmD, BCPPS, graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, College of Pharmacy in 2007. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at WVU Hospitals and a PGY2 in Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Upon returning to Morgantown, Dr. Sweet served as the clinical pharmacy specialist for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at WVU Medicine for seven years. She is currently the assistant director of pharmacy at WVU Medicine Children's Hospital. She is also an active member of the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group, working with the Research Committee.