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PGY2 Pediatrics

Welcome From the Program Director

Lauren Camaione, PharmD, BCPPS

Our team of preceptors, practicing as experts in their fields, is dedicated to providing an individualized residency experience based on your needs and interests. You will be joining a pediatric pharmacy team that plays an integral role on multidisciplinary heath care teams.

The children’s hospital is a fast-paced, high-acuity institution which provides a wide variety of learning experiences from which you will gain the knowledge and experience needed to be a highly skilled pediatric clinical pharmacist in the area of your choosing.

Our Program By the Numbers


Resident Trained

*Program Established 2019


Elective Rotations Available


Preceptors for Core Rotations


Pediatric ICU Beds

*Including NICU

At a Glance

Program Curriculum

Our full-time curriculum provides the essential elements needed to mold a well-rounded clinical pharmacist.

Resident Well-Being

Burnout is real. Our longitudinal programming on building resilience, finding work-life balance, and managing stress is one of the reasons residents recommend URMC.

Life of a Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason fellows choose URMC. A focus on trainees' well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

Program Details

Tour the Pediatric Areas of the Hospital and the Pediatric Pharmacy Satellite

The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at UR Medicine Golisano Children’s Hospital, within Strong Memorial Hospital, is a 12-month, full-time curriculum that provides the essential elements needed to shape a successful pediatric pharmacy specialist. This intensive training involves activities in a wide variety of practice settings.

  • Providing optimal medication therapy management for pediatric patients
  • Rounding with multidisciplinary PICU, NICU, PCICU, pediatric hematology-oncology, general pediatric, and pediatric infectious diseases clinical teams
  • Training in PALS and longitudinal participation in pediatric medical emergencies and resuscitation
  • Numerous opportunities for counseling patients and precepting and teaching students, residents, pharmacists, and other health care professionals as an integral part of the health care team

This PGY2 advanced pharmacy practice residency program in pediatrics is intended to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of a qualified pharmacist that are necessary to be an expert clinical pharmacy practitioner. It is intended that a graduate of this program will be fully qualified to develop and sustain an independent and successful clinical pharmacy practice in any pediatric clinical setting.

Rotation Schedules

Core Rotations (Required)

  • Orientation and Pharmacy Practice (Staffing) (five to six weeks)
  • General Pediatrics (six weeks)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (eight weeks)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (eight weeks)
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care (four weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (four weeks)
  • Hematology/Oncology (four weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (two weeks)
  • Medication Safety and Policy (two weeks)

Longitudinal Rotations (Required)

  • Medical Emergency Response
  • Teaching, Academia, and Precepting
  • Presentations
  • Research
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Advanced Clinical Pharmacy Practice and Management

Pharmacy Practice (Longitudinal)

Following completion of the orientation period, the PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident will be required to provide comprehensive pharmacy services as part of the pediatric pharmacy team every third weekend and on two assigned UR Medicine holidays.


Elective rotations are designed to customize the residency experience to the needs and desires of each resident. The resident will have eight to nine weeks of elective time.

  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Toxicology
  • Cardiology/Electrophysiology

Required rotations may be repeated as an elective. Additional opportunities are available based on resident interest.

Additional Opportunities and Research

Residents will also have opportunities to develop teaching skills by providing presentations to the pharmacy staff, as well as faculty, residents and students in other healthcare professions. Completion of a research project related to pediatric pharmacy is required and the results will be presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA) annual meeting.

Resident Well-Being

We place tremendous value on resident well-being and offer a longitudinal series which helps our residents achieve a better work-life balance. We strive to provide our residents with the skills they need to manage their stress and build resilience, not only for residency training, but for their professional careers.

Sessions incorporate guest speakers, various icebreaker activities, events such as preceptor-resident get-togethers, and lots of fun!

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Wellness, Resilience, and Burnout
  • Developing Self-Care Strategies as a Resident
  • Understand Factors That Can Contribute to Burnout
  • Handling Conflict and Difficult Conversations
  • Creating a Culture of Resident Well-Being

Life of a Resident

A typical PGY2 Pediatrics resident's day:

  • 6:15 a.m. Get to the hospital to pre-round on patients
  • 7:15 a.m. Head to the pediatric pharmacy satellite for morning huddle
  • 7:30 a.m. Discuss patients with preceptor
  • 8:30 a.m. Round on inpatient units and touch base with preceptor post-rounds
  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch and hang-out with my co-residents in the office
  • 1:00 p.m. Resident conference/meetings/patient care follow-up (varies depending on the day)
  • 2:00 p.m. Topic discussion with preceptor
  • 3:30 p.m. Sign out to evening pharmacist
  • 4:00 p.m. Work on longitudinal assignments, then head home!

*Schedule will vary depending on the rotation the resident is on during the year.

ASHP Candidate

Purpose Statement

The PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency program builds 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. The PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency provides 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 this PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in pediatric pharmacy.

The URMC PGY2 pediatric pharmacy residency program will train residents through diverse rotational and longitudinal experiences, clinical research, and teaching and precepting opportunities to become confident, independent clinicians and leaders in pediatric pharmacotherapy.

What Our Graduates Are Saying...

"The institutional values, variety of rotations, and opportunity to work alongside leaders in the field of pharmacy brought me to URMC for my PGY1, and the overwhelming support I received from the best co-residents and preceptors during my PGY1 kept me on board for PGY2! As a Level I Trauma Center, Level IV NICU, and with the largest PICU in the region, the high acuity residency experience at Golisano Children's Hospital was a perfect fit for my PGY2 training. An academic medical center on the cutting edge of medicine with a Wegmans around each corner? Sign me up!"

Sarah Bisesi, PharmD

PGY2 Pediatrics
Class of 2020-2021

Contact Us

Lauren CamaioneLauren Camaione, PharmD, BCPPS
Director | PGY2 Pediatric Residency Program
Pediatric Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Golisano Children’s Hospital
University of Rochester Medical Center
Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 638
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-7922

The information contained herein is subject to change. Please feel free to contact the residency program directly for the most up-to-date information and/or other residency related questions.

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