Pediatric Pharmacists Podcast
Host: Allison Chung and Todd Eury
Guest – Elizabeth Farrington, Pharm.D., BCPS,
Dr. Farrington is a clinical pharmacist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) in Wilmington, North Carolina. Farrington received a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina and a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Kentucky (UK), followed by a residency at UK and a pediatric fellowship. Her clinical practice is focused on pediatric critical care and general pediatrics. Recently elected as American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), President Elect.
Dr. Allison Chung and Dr. Elizabeth Farrington discuss how they both got interested in pediatrics and the different paths they took to become pediatric specialty pharmacists.
Potential paths include:
- Being hired as a staff pharmacy in a Children’s hospital and gaining experience there
- Doing a PGY1 w/ pediatric emphasis in a pediatric hospital
- Completing a general PGY1 and then doing a PGY2 in Pediatrics
- Doing a general PGY1 and then doing a Fellowship in Pediatrics
- Obtain Board Certification in Pediatric Pharmacy
Info can be obtained here.
Also discussed why pediatric pharmacists are important and how pediatric patients are a unique entity that requires specialized knowledge. Discussed some of the things that pediatric pharmacists do and what makes pediatrics so unique.
Childstats.gov – America’s Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2021 – Press Release
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