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PGY2 Pediatrics Program Design

Explanation of the Calendar Year

Rotations are each 1 month long and are open for adjustment based on the resident’s wants and needs. July is reserved for orientation, and December is primarily reserved for research work and attending Midyear Clinical Meeting, although there is the opportunity for a “mini rotation” based on resident interest. Each resident is required to complete a research project, with submission to a peer-reviewed journal, and a medication use evaluation.



  • Orientation and Research
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Hematology/oncology (inpatient or outpatient)
  • General Pediatrics (select 1):
    • General Pediatrics I: Pulmonology
    • General Pediatrics II: General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric infectious diseases


  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic
  • Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic
  • Preceptorship
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Childhood/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Global Health


  • Staffing
    • Completion of 400 hours over the academic year
    • Day and evening shifts
    • Week-long staffing blocks along with 1 major and 1 minor holiday
  • Pediatric Medication Safety Committee
  • Teaching Requirements
    • Fall: Teaching assistant for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy pediatric pharmacotherapy elective

Requirements for Program Completion:

In order to receive a certificate of Residency completion, residents must:

  • Successfully complete all scheduled learning experiences
  • Receive an evaluation score of “Achieved for the Residency” (ACHR) for at least 85% of PharmAcademic objectives
  • Attend, participate, and/or present in all required educational activities, meetings, and conferences
  • Complete a one year research project or a pre-specified part of a multi-year research project, including all of the following: data retrieval, data analysis, formal presentation (poster OR platform) at a local/regional/national forum, creation of a draft manuscript in publishable quality, project proposal submission, creation of a data collection tool, and IRB submission (if appropriate)
  • Prepare and submit for publication consideration a minimum of one manuscript based on work conducted during the residency year. The submission, if successful, should be subject to the peer review process, so as to allow the resident to receive critical feedback on their manuscript
  • Complete all staffing requirements, inclusive of weekday and weekend, day and evening responsibilities, to support the Department of Pharmacy's operational and clinical needs
  • Complete all evaluations in PharmAcademic, ASHP's approved tool
  • Provide a 30-60 minute (RPD determined) ACPE accredited CE program for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within and outside the Department of Pharmacy

For more information, contact:

Cameron McKinzie

Cameron J. McKinzie, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCPS, CPP
Residency Program Director - PGY2 Pediatrics
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, Outpatient Pediatric Pulmonary