Boh Song, PharmD
PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident

Biography

Boh Song is one of the current PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residents at Comer Children’s Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Georgia in nutrition, and completed her pharmacy school at the Mercer University, School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she pursued a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. During pharmacy school, Boh interned at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta-Egleston where her passion for pediatric patients were confirmed. During her P4 year, she was able to complete Accelerated Clinical Track program with the Children’s of Atlanta.  Her interests include pediatric critical care and infectious disease. Boh aspires to be a pediatric clinical pharmacy specialist in a critical care setting who is nationally recognized and respected by his colleagues. During her free time, Boh loves spending time with her family and friends, watching the Maple Leafs games, and cooking.

 

PGY2 Research

Boh’s PGY-2 research project titled “Cost-analysis of continuous vs. intermittent bolus 25% albumin administration of hypervolemia with hypoalbuminemia in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)” will analyze the cost savings associated with intermittent albumin vs. continuous albumin.  Through this research Boh is hoping to standardize the albumin bolus protocol in the PICU. 

PGY1 Research

Boh’s PGY-1 research project titled “Comparison of time to intubation between rocuronium vs. succinylcholine for pediatric patients undergoing rapid sequence intubation” focused on determining the difference in time to intubation between succinylcholine vs. rocuronium for optimal intubation condition.  Her study was able to show clinically meaningful and statistically significant difference in time to intubation with the use of rocuronium and succinylcholine, with succinylcholine producing faster and more consistent time to intubation.

Value of the UCM Program

The PGY-2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency at UCM provides an unparalleled educational experience under the guidance and mentorship of skilled clinicians in a renowned academic institution. The program supports  independent practice development in a number of acute care pediatric patient care settings, and on top of that, UCM offers pediatric on-call program, and monthly resident lead topics. The knowledge and experience gained at the University of Chicago Medicine will provide the foundation necessary to become a successful pediatric critical care clinical pharmacist.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Exceptional preceptors

  • Opportunities to teach/mentor PGY-1s and students

  • Patient population

Projects/Presentations/Activities

  • Platform presentation- Comparison of time to intubation between rocuronium vs. succinylcholine for pediatric patients undergoing rapid sequence intubation (PPAG 2017)

  • Lecture- Cystic Fibrosis (given at Howard University)

  • Lecture- Kawasaki Disease (given at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy)

  • Patient case: Influenza Myocarditis

  • Patient case: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma- Salvage Therapy

  • Professorial Rounds: Zosyn Induced Neutropenia

  • Pediatric Antibiotic Pharmacokinetics/ Pharmacodynamics

  • Pharmacy Newsletter- Rx Reporters (October 2016, March 2017)

Boh's PGY2 Clinical Rotation Schedule

  • Pediatric Infectious disease

  • General Pediatric

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

  • Pediatric Oncology

  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

  • Pharmacy Administration

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Pediatric Emergency Care and Trauma

  • Manager-On-Call (longitudinal)

  • Teaching Certificate (longitudinal)

  • Ambulatory Care Clinic (longitudinal)

  • Decentralized/ centralized staffing (longitudinal)

  • Therapeutic drug monitoring (longitudinal)

 

Contact Information:

Boh.Song@uchospitals.edu