Pediatric Pharmacy PGY-2 Residency

The state’s premier children’s hospital is excited to offer a new PGY2 program in pediatrics. UNMH is a Level 1 Trauma Center with a pediatric ED, and houses the only Level IV NICU in New Mexico. The pediatric resident will have the opportunity to work closely with the multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive patient care for all of our pediatric patients. Through the various clinical rotations, the resident will gain experience caring for patients from extremely preterm neonates to adolescents, as well a wide variety of pediatric disease states. Our program will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the PGY2 resident.

Required 2-6-week Rotations

  • Orientation
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Inpatient Pediatric Hematology Oncology

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Administration
  • Research (research project with a publication ready manuscript)
  • Teaching
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Staffing

Possible Elective Rotations

  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Pediatric Pulmonary Clinic
  • Pediatric Psychiatric Center
  • Pediatric ED
  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Pediatric ID
  • Repeat any Required Rotations

Additional Residency Experiences

  • Staffing one weekend every 3 weeks in one of the Pediatric Critical Care units
  • Staffing one decentralized weekday evening a week once all required rotations are completed
  • Volunteer faculty appointment at the UNM College of Pharmacy for didactic lectures and student precepting
  • PALS certification
  • Resident activities

Contact Information

Robert Hellinga, PharmD, BCPPS
Pediatric Pharmacist III
PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency Program Director
UNM Hospitals Pharmacy Administration
2211 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106
Phone: 505.272.2236
Fax: 505.272.2037

Apply for a Pharmacy Residency

Apply online using PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service). You'll need to submit:

  • Letter of intent describing your interests and goals
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College of pharmacy transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations from health care professionals who can speak to your practice abilities

 Application deadline is Jan. 8, 2021. 

Onsite Interview

After we review your application, you may receive an invitation for an on-site interview. This interview is required for admission.

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