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 (2 of the 3):
    • General Pediatrics I: Pulmonology
    • General Pediatrics II: General Pediatrics
    • General Pediatrics III: Float/Evening
  • Pediatric infectious diseases


  • Childhood/adolescent psychiatry (inpatient)

  • Pediatric hematology/oncology clinic

  • Pediatric pulmonology/cystic fibrosis clinic

  • Bone marrow transplant (inpatient and outpatient)

  • Pediatric cardiac intensive care

  • Emergency medicine

  • Pharmacy administration

  • Preceptorship: Any required rotation may be repeated with an emphasis on preceptor skills

  • Pediatric solid organ transplantation
  • Women's Health/L&D
  • Global Health
  • Burn ICU

Opportunities for mini-rotation(s) for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy based on availability


  • Staffing

    • Completion of 400 hours over 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 UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy pediatric pharmacotherapy elective

    • Spring: Involvement in the pharmacotherapy course(s) for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy based on availability

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