Pediatric Pharmacy

The purpose of the OU College of Pharmacy PGY2 Pediatric Residency is to develop the resident to become a model pediatric clinical specialist and educator.  Residents who complete this program will be prepared for a career in pediatric pharmacotherapy with either a health-care system and/or an academic institution.  All programs are developed to meet the individual interests of each resident.  This one-year position provides the resident with the academic rank of Clinical Instructor with the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy.  Educational responsibilities and training include didactic (lecture) and experiential (rotation) teaching to Pharm.D. students in addition to other activities.  The resident will be required to complete an original research project for completion of the residency program; they will be expected to present their research at national meetings and will be encouraged to publish their findings.  Upon completion of this program, the resident will possess a broad base in pediatric clinical pharmacy, enhanced professional maturity and will exhibit confidence in their teaching abilities in a variety of educational settings.

Practice Site

The Downtown Campus of the OU Medical System in Oklahoma City is comprised of two hospitals: OU Medical Center and The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center is a 314-bed teaching hospital with an 92-bed Neonatal ICU and 25-bed Pediatric ICU. It is the only comprehensive children's hospital in the state of Oklahoma. 

Residency Rotations

  • Month-Long Rotations

    • Orientation  (if applicable)—1 month
    • General Pediatrics 1—1 month
    • General Pediatrics 2 (Required precepting month for APPE students)—1 month
    • Medical Pediatric ICU—1 month
    • Neonatal ICU—2 months
    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology—1 month
    • Pediatric Nephrology—1 month
    • Pediatric Cardiothoracic/Surgical ICU—1 month
    • Research—1 month
    • Electives—2-3 months*

    *Various options exist for electives based on the resident’s interest.  Residents may complete additional rotations in similar areas or seek new experiences in areas of interest.  These opportunities include Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Pain Management, Toxicology/Poison Control, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant, Pediatric ID Consults, Pediatric Emergency Department.

  • Longitudinal Rotations

    • Research Longitudinal Rotation (July-June)
    • Contemporary Pediatric Competency Rotation (July-September)
    • Longitudinal Teaching Rotation (July-June)**
    • Longitudinal Cystic Fibrosis Ambulatory Care Rotation (1 half-day per week, July-June)
    • Pharmacy Practice Management (July-June)

    **All PGY2 residents are expected to complete the Advanced Teaching Skills for Residents teaching certificate program.

  • Teaching

    The resident delivers at a minimum of two lectures to Pharm.D. students throughout the year. Residents also assist with small group facilitation, lab work, and course coordination. Teaching also occurs throughout the year as the resident presents interdisciplinary in-services to the medical and nursing staff and assists with precepting of Pharm.D. students in the experiential portion of their curriculum.  The resident assumes primary precepting responsibility for P4 students during the latter part of the residency.

  • Research

    Residents complete a research curriculum which includes the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) certification for conducting human research and specific research training sessions through Resident Rounds. Each resident designs and executes an original research project under the mentorship of their research committee, which consists of the residency program director, an expert in the practice area in which research will be conducted, and an expert in study design, data analysis, and statistical methods. Residents present preliminary research findings during a podium presentation at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting. In accordance with ASHP standards, residents prepare a high-quality manuscript based on their research findings.

  • Scholarship

    The resident participates in the peer-review of at least two manuscripts submitted for publication. The resident is also expected to contribute to the literature through preparation and publication of a newsletter article, a case report or review article, and their original research.

  • Pharmacy Practice Management

    The resident develops practice management skills through participation in institutional projects and committee work at The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.  In addition, the resident develops their leadership philosophy through readings and discussions with the leadership preceptor and one-on-one meetings with local pharmacy leaders.

  • Professional Service

    Professional Organization Involvement

    Resident involvement in local and national professional organizations (as their residency schedule allows) is encouraged. Examples include:

    • Oklahoma Society of Health-System Pharmacists (OSHP)
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)
    • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
    • Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG)

    University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy Committees 

    Resident involvement in college committees is also encouraged. Examples include:

    • One academic committee to support the College
    • OUCOP department meetings
    • Other meetings based on resident interests

Residency Program Director

Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, FPPAG
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy:  Clinical and Administrative Sciences (OKC)
Practice area: Pediatric critical care, pediatric pain management, inpatient general pediatrics

Residency Program Preceptors

Molly Adams, Pharm.D., Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.  Practice area:  Obstetrics/gynecology, neonatology

Jennifer Dannelley, Pharm.D., Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.  Practice area:  Cystic fibrosis, pulmonology

Teresa V. Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy:  Clinical and Administrative Sciences (OKC). Practice area: Pediatric nephrology, pediatric solid organ transplant, general pediatrics

Jamie Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy:  Clinical and Administrative Sciences (OKC). Practice area: Neonatology, general pediatrics

Leigh Peek, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Practice area:  Pediatric inpatient infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship, Stem cell transplant, and Pediatric hematology/oncology

Katie Thompson, Pharm.D., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Manager, OU Medical System. Practice area:  Pharmacy practice management

Alana Zuelsdorf, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Operations Manager, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center. Practice area:  Pharmacy practice management

Current Resident

*Due to extenuating circumstances, the program does not have a current resident for 2017-2018.

Residency Program Alumni

Amy Nguyen, Pharm.D. (2016-2017), Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay/UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Amanda Capino, Pharm.D. (2015-2016), Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, Jackson, MS

Katlyn (Katie) Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPPS (2014-2015), Clinical Pharmacy Specialist—Pediatric Surgery, University of Michigan Health-System, Ann Arbor, MI

Bethany Ibach, Pharm.D., BCPPS (2013-2014). Assistant Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, Abilene, TX

Megan Andrews, Pharm.D. (2012-2013)

Erin (Lammers) Martin, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS (2011-2012), Pediatric Clinical Specialist, Missouri Health Care Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Columbia, MO

Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, AAHIVP (2010-2011), Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Emily (Gish) Benefield, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS (2009-2010), Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Brooke Honey, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, AE-C (2008-2009), Associate Professor, Southwestern University College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Jamie Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS (2007-2008), Associate  Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Teresa V. Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS (2004-2005), Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Tracy Hagemann, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG, Associate Dean, Nashville Campus and Professor, Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Nashville, TN

Kelly Gabeau Martin, Pharm.D., Dallas, TX

Chad Reynolds, Pharm.D., Vann Healthcare Pharmacy, Glasgow, KY

Maria Santerio, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist, Central Florida Medical Center, Tampa, FL

Renee Bellinger, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Bill Maish, Pharm.D.

Cathy Poon, Pharm.D., FPPAG, Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Clinical Programs and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA


This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.