Texas Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department promotes the mission of the hospital of providing quality and cost-effective care. The mission of the pharmacy department is:
- To excel in the provision of high quality, value-based patient care through safe and innovative medication use in alignment with Texas Children’s mission and values.
- To advance the profession of pharmacy, foster an environment that values employee contributions, and support development through balance and accountability.
- To have fun, recognize our accomplishments, and celebrate and share our successes.
The clinical pharmacy specialists group serve as liaisons and resources to the medical services. Providing proactive patient care through development of pharmacotherapy plan and patient education. They are also mentors and educators to the pharmacists, residents (pharmacy and medical), nurses and patients.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build 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. PGY2 residencies provide 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 an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
About the Residency Program
The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program at Texas Children’s Hospital is a new program that will commence for the 2024-2025 residency year. The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program is a 12 month, currently unaccredited program focused on direct patient care, practice management, and education of healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers. The program is designed to meet the pre-defined program goals and objectives and is tailored based on the resident interests and past experience. This training program allows residents to gain experience to become authoritative resources in the application, use, research, and optimization of pharmacotherapy in managing infectious diseases and contributing to an antimicrobial stewardship program. Additionally, residents will develop practice management skills used to optimize the medication use process in the management of infectious diseases. Resident experiences allow them to develop skills in the education of learners, healthcare providers, and patients. The program begins the first Monday of July.
Pharmacy Director – Texas Children's Hospital & Pavilion for Women
Prem C. Oommen, PharmD, MBA, RPh