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PGY-2 Pediatrics Residency

A message from the Residency Program Director


“My dedication to this program as a residency director is steadfast, as I am both a graduate of the PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Pediatric Residencies at Upstate. We provide an attractive learning environment and unique opportunities that will help you grow into a well-rounded pediatric specialist. The pediatric pharmacy team is an integral part of the patient experience here at Upstate because we consistently provide dedicated specialized knowledge to the medical providers, patients and caregivers.”

  • Kelly Steidl, PharmD, BCPPS

Program Overview

The PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is a 52-week program that gives the resident an opportunity to develop the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to pursue a career providing excellent clinical pharmacy services for the care of pediatric patients. The Department of Pharmacy has a dedicated team of pediatric clinical staff pharmacists and preceptors that guide the resident through the educational opportunities provided by the program. The resident will complete core clinical rotations in pediatric pharmacy practice, general pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, pediatric hematology oncology, pediatric infectious diseases and pediatric emergency department.  Additionally, the resident will take part in teaching activities, including clinical pharmacy rounds, presentations for continuing education and co-precepting opportunities with PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students. Complementing the clinical experience, residents will be involved in journal club presentations, policy development, medication utilization evaluations, formulary drug reviews and a structured research project.  

Learning Experiences

  Description of Learning Experiences

Program Highlights

  • As part of SUNY Upstate Medical University, practice exists at an elevated level of acuity and pediatric pharmacists are intricately involved in patient care, research and education.
  • Upstate University Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs offer unique educational experiences available to the PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident, including but not limited to: Toxicology and other elective rotations, as well as various certification programs such as Teaching and Learning Certification, Medical Emergency Certification and Clinical Research Micro-Credential.
  • Upstate University Hospital is the region's only Level 1 Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center.
  • Syracuse is New York State’s fourth largest city with a collegiate/urban feel surrounded by nearby mountains, lakes and forests with activities conducive to all four seasons.

Additional Details

  • Pediatric Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee Participation
  • Staffing and Weekend Coverage
    • The program involves elements of staffing to support pharmacy services
      • A minimum of ONE weekend per month on the pharmacokinetic clinical weekend service
      • The resident will oversee the work of the PGY-1 resident on the pharmacokinetic clinical weekend service.
    • The resident will receive a “Pass Day” following each weekend worked
    • ONE evening every 3-4 weeks staffing (dependent on department needs) in the main pharmacy from 16:00-20:00
      • The resident will be involved in operations, typically in the main pharmacy, including order verification, checking preparations, and answering phone calls.
    • Pediatric Pharmacy On- Call Service
      • The resident must remain available via phone/Vocera during normal working hours to address questions or problems from other pharmacy department members regarding pediatric patients.
    • Code White Team Pager Response during normal working hours
    • Professional Memberships
      • The resident is encouraged to join the following organizations to facilitate completion of leadership, advocacy, and formal presentation requirements.
        • Pediatric Pharmacy Association (PPA)
        • New York State Society of Health Systems Pharmacists (NYSHP)

Salary and Benefits


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Site: Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH) is a 71-bed facility within the Downtown Campus of Upstate University Hospital which supplies innovative and family center care for children in a 22-county region of Central New York, plus parts of Pennsylvania and Vermont. GCH is made up of a 15 bed Pediatric ICU (Intensive Care Unit), 12 Hematology and Oncology beds and 44 Medical Surgical beds and has the only dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department between Rochester and Vermont.

The Department of Pharmacy has a dedicated team of pharmacists that provide clinical services for pediatrics and operate from their own office in the children's hospital.

The resident has a dedicated office space within the pediatric satellite.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Kelly Steidl ([email protected]) for more information.