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Pharmaceutical Department Residency Programs

Pharmacy Informatics

 
 
 

The PGY-2 residency in Pharmacy Informatics at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is designed to foster expertise in medication-use systems and informatics while providing an applicant with a comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical data analytics. Residents will become versed in pediatric and research informatics while embracing the guiding principles of medication safety. The resident will support St. Jude’s mission while working with interdepartmental stakeholders as a member of the Pharmaceutical Services Informatics (PSI) team.  Experience in teaching is acquired through providing lectures, in-services, journal club presentations, and precepting of pharmacy students from the University of Tennessee and other colleges of pharmacy.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a premier basic science research center and one of the largest centers in the world for research and treatment of pediatric cancers and other catastrophic diseases of children. The hospital’s mission is to find cures for children with catastrophic illness through research and treatment. The Pharmaceutical Department is a clinical and academic department within the institution. The department’s mission is to provide the highest quality comprehensive clinical pharmaceutical care to children with catastrophic diseases, always working to integrate research findings into clinical care as quickly as possible. The department consists of professional, technical, and support personnel – all focused on providing care across the inpatient/outpatient continuum. 

Pharmaceutical Services Informatics (PSI) aims to implement, maintain, and optimize best-in-class medication use technology solutions and analytics for our customers in support of exceptional pharmaceutical care. Through collaboration with clinical staff (our customers), Quality and Patient Care, and Information Services, PSI strives to facilitate practical solutions that achieve optimal patient outcomes, workflow efficiency, and resource stewardship within the medication use process at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Program Structure
Rotation Longitudinal? Duration or Equivalent
Resident Orientation No 4 Weeks
Technology Assessment, Integration, and Automation I No 4 Weeks
Technology Assessment, Integration, and Automation II Yes 6 Weeks
Clinical Research Informatics Yes 4 Weeks
Administration, Compliance, and Revenue Integrity No 5 Weeks
Clinical and Operational Decision Support Yes 5 Weeks
Pharmaceutical Data Analytics Yes 6 Weeks
Medication Safety No 4 Weeks
Operational Leadership and Change Management No 5 Weeks
Technology Leadership (Includes Project Management) Yes 6 Weeks
 
 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to interview with St. Jude staff at the Professional Placement Service (PPS/CareerPharm) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. This year’s meeting will be held virtually.

To apply, complete the following materials within PhORCAS:

  • Official school transcript(s)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Other requirements include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree, successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency, and eligibility for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Tennessee
  • Completion of an onsite or virtual interview

Application deadline: First Monday of January by 11:59 p.m. CST

Submit residency application materials within PhORCAS to the PGY2 Residency Program Director listed below:

 

Number of Positions

One

Start Date

July 1

 

Program Director

David Aguero PharmD, MSTL, dPLA
Mail Stop 150
(901) 595-5181
Email: david.aguero@stjude.org

Program Contact

Ben Moore PharmD, MS
(901) 595-1902
Email: ben.moore@stjude.org