Department of Pediatrics

PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency


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.

Purpose Statement

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.

Program Director

Grant Stimes, PharmD, MPA, BCIDP

Program Coordinator

Brittany Rodriguez, PharmD, BCIDP

Pharmacy Director – Texas Children's Hospital & Pavilion for Women

Prem C. Oommen, PharmD, MBA, RPh


Available Rotations


Required experiences:

  • One-month rotations:
  1. Three antimicrobial stewardship rotations
  2. Two infectious diseases rotations
  3. One transplant infectious diseases rotation
  4. One microbiology laboratory/infection prevention rotation
  5. One general pediatrics rotation (if needed; resident and residency leadership will discuss) 
  • Longitudinal – Ambulatory Care
    Year-long clinic experiences

Elective experiences:

  • Elective experiences will be tailored to the resident’s interest and preceptor availability
  • May be completed at Texas Children's Hospital or other institution in the Texas Medical Center

Projects and Presentation Requirements


Longitudinal Clinical Research Project or Quality Improvement Project (one)

  • Work with a preceptor on an interdisciplinary project with the goal of creating a sustained impact on the quality of patient care at Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Present research results at national infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship meeting 
  • Submit a formal manuscript for publication

Medication Use Evaluation

  • Conduct a medication use evaluation and present the results with poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Present findings to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Write up summary of the medication use evaluation for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee newsletter


  • At minimum, three journal clubs
  • One 60-minute pharmacotherapy presentation to the pharmacy department
  • One 30-minute pharmacotherapy or case presentations to the pharmacy department
  • One research conference presentation to the pediatric infectious diseases medical section at Baylor College of Medicine

Committee Involvement

Residents will participate in the Texas Children's Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Steering Committee and serve as the primary pharmacy contact


Staffing Responsibilities

The resident staffing responsibilities include:

  • Two shifts every third weekend on Saturday and Sunday
  • Staffing role will be providing infectious diseases clinical services and antimicrobial stewardship services as needed

Teaching Opportunities

  • Student precepting during clinical rotations
  • Residents will also have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate offered through the University of Houston School of Pharmacy

Salary and Benefits

  • Stipend: $57,200
  • Insurance (medical, dental, vision, life)
  • 14 vacation days per year plus one TCH My Day

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