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Residency Showcase

Students considering a residency program after graduation can get a head start connecting with current Residents and Residency Directors at the showcase Saturday, September 16th. ICHP's Residency Showcase will allow you to learn more about residency programs from around the mid-west in a smaller, less frantic forum than ASHP's Midyear Clinical Meeting.


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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, MI

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals & Northeastern University PharmD Fellowship Program, Cambridge, MA

Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo, MI

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, OH

Community Healthcare System - Community Hospital, Munster, IN

CPS/Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Franciscan Health Hammond, Hammond, IN

Franciscan Health - Lafayette, Lafayette, IN

HealthLinc/Purdue University College of Pharmacy/Walgreens, Valparaiso, IN

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL

James a. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center, North Chicago, IL

Jewel-Osco Community Pharmacy Residency, Itasca, IL

Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend, IN

Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

Mercy Health Saint Mary's, Grand Rapids, MI

Mount Sinai Hospital/Sinai Health System, Chicago, IL

Northshore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL

Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, IL

Presence Health, Bolingbrook, IL

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, Piscataway, NJ

SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, MO

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Purdue University, Cambridge, MA

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN

VA Center for Medication Safety, Hines, IL


Residency Descriptions

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
Residency Director: Bonnie Bachenheimer, PharmD, PGY1 Program Director
Positions Available: 6

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (ALGH) is a 640-bed tertiary care, academic and research hospital located in Park Ridge, IL. ALGH is the only Level I trauma center in the northwestern suburban region of Chicago. ALGH Children’s Hospital is one of the most comprehensive providers of pediatric care in the state with a Level III perinatal and Pediatric Critical Care Center. The hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, which is the largest healthcare provider in Illinois and one of the nation’s top health care systems.

The purpose of the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is to develop competent, confident, mature pharmacy practitioners that hold high professional standards that guide them in providing the best possible drug therapy for patients in a variety of areas within an acute care environment.  This is done through exposure to and experience in a wide range of areas and precepting by role models whose coaching and mentoring helps to shape the residents’ philosophy of practice.  Residents significantly contribute to the health-system by assuming an active rather than a passive role in decision-making, patient care, project management, research, and other activities, all within the framework of the Mission, Values, and Philosophy (MVP) of Advocate Health Care.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
ASHP-accredited since 1977
Number of Residents: 3 PGY-1s, 1 PGY-2 in Critical Care, 2 PGY-2s in Infectious Diseases
Rotations available in Drug Information/Medication Safety, Infectious Diseases, Critical Care (MICU/CICU/SICU), Emergency Medicine, Hematology/Oncology/BMT, Pediatrics (NICU/PICU/Gen Peds/HemeOnc), General Medicine, Academia, Pain Management, Administration, Investigational Drugs
Teaching Certificate Program and longitudinal Practice Management Series

Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw, MI
Residency Director: Jim Lile, BS, PharmD, FMPA, FASHP
Residency Program Coordinator: Kayla Houghteling, PharmD, BCPS, CDE
Positions Available: 2

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals & Northeastern University PharmD Fellowship Program, Cambridge, MA
Residency Director: Annie Partisano, PharmD, MS, RPh, CMPP
Positions Available: 4

The Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Northeastern University PharmD Fellowship Program in Cambridge and Boston, MA was the first fellowship program established at a pre-commercial company. Since its inception three years ago, the Program has grown and continues to be an integral asset to all stakeholders. For the 2018 – 2020 recruitment cycle, the Fellowship Program proudly offers four 2-year positions in the following expertise areas: Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Value and Evidence Strategy (VESt)/HEOR, and Medical Information. The first year, Fellows customize their experience with individualized elective rotations throughout various groups at Alnylam while remaining a vital member in their core expertise area. In the second year, Fellows focus on their primary function. Throughout the two years, Fellows also teach at Northeastern University and participate in longitudinal research with faculty. It is a unique opportunity to work in rare disease while advancing a Fellow’s career.

Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo, MI
Residency Director: Jesse Hogue, PharmD
Positions Available: 6

Bronson Healthcare Group is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana.  It offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 60 locations. Key member organizations include:  Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson South Haven Hospital, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson at Home, Bronson Commons, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement & Research Center and the Bronson Health Foundation.
 
Bronson Healthcare Group ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs:
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI (Program Code 114213, 4 positions, directed by Jesse Hogue, hoguej@bronsonhg.org)
  • Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek, MI (Program Code 187413, 2 positions, directed by Amanda Ackerman, ackermaa@bronsonhg.org)
At Bronson we strive to prepare pharmacist resident clinicians for inpatient practice in entry level direct patient care positions within hospital settings, including larger tertiary care centers; for adjunct faculty positions; or to pursue post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency training.  Residents complete various required and elective rotations throughout the year to meet predetermined goals and objectives as well as their personal and professional goals. Residents are also exposed to an assortment of teaching opportunities as well as to a variety of presentation and project management activities. Residents experience pharmacy practice in a wide variety of practice areas, including acute care, critical care, cardiology, administration, and other specialty areas.

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, OH
Residency Director: Julie A. Michael, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital is a 315-bed acute care hospital located in Garfield Heights, Ohio. The hospital campus includes a critical care tower, surgery center, medical office building and behavioral health center. The hospital also supports an off-site ambulatory surgery center.

The Department of Pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmacotherapeutic services and consists of staff pharmacists, clinical specialists, interns, technicians, and various IPPE and APPE students. Eight qualified preceptors are board-certified specialists. Clinical services include 24-hour code blue and stroke alert response, medication reconciliation, patient education and counseling, bedside delivery prescription services, vancomycin and warfarin consult programs, and various automatic services to streamline care.

The Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) is one-year postgraduate training program that builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. It provides residents with foundational knowledge in pharmacotherapy, operations and practice management. Graduate PGY-1 pharmacists are well qualified practitioners who are able to care for a variety of patient complexities, are eligible for board certification, and are able to continue on to specialized postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residencies. Two residency program positions will be available for 2017-2018.

The residency advisory committee tailors the residency to meet the needs and interests of the resident. Areas of training include internal medicine, infectious disease, critical care, emergency medicine, ambulatory care, drug information/medication safety, behavioral medicine, surgical medicine, and administration. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to gain teaching experience through optional participation in the NEOMED teaching certificate, serve as preceptors for APPE students, and provide drug information and in-services to clinical staff throughout the hospital.
 
Residents will have longitudinal involvement in the Pharmacy and Therapeutics and Medication Safety committees and will complete original research and present to the Ohio Pharmacy Residency Conference, Ohio College of Clinical Pharmacy and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.

Contact

Pharmacy Residency (PGY-1) Director
Julie Michael, PharmD, BCPS

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital
Department of Pharmacy
12300 McCracken Road
Garfield Heights OH 44125

email: michaej2@ccf.org

Community Healthcare System - Community Hospital, Munster, IN
Residency Director: Sean Chantarapanont, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 3

As a leading healthcare system in Northwest Indiana, Community Healthcare System ensures that our resources are directed to areas that result in the greatest benefit to our patients and the community. Community Hospital in Munster, IN, a member of Community Healthcare System, initiated its inaugural residency class in 2015. Community Hospital consists of 445 beds and a network of comprehensive outpatient centers that feature a full array of high-tech diagnostic and treatment services.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program has 3 positions available. It offers an opportunity for the candidates to develop critical thinking skills as well as clinical skills in a wide variety of practice settings. At the completion of the PGY1 training, the resident will have the tools necessary to be a valuable asset to a hospital pharmacy clinical program. The skills learned at Community Hospital will help the resident integrate into the clinical program and function as a practical, confident and well-rounded clinical pharmacist.

CPS/Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Amy Wilson, PharmD
Positions Available: 2 PGY1 & 1 PGY2

CPS sponsors a PGY-1 residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in downtown Chicago. Residents will gain experience providing a wide range of pharmacotherapy, educational, and medication management services to patients, providers, and staff in a community medical center setting.  The CPS/MHMC residency is a structured, post-graduate experiential training program that strives to develop proficient and professionally committed practitioners. It is focused on improving the resident's abilities beyond entry level competence in clinical and operational pharmacy services, and on developing leadership skills that can be applied in any practice setting.  In this program, the resident will actively participate in efforts to improve the scope and quality of pharmacy services, and will evaluate the relevant outcomes of such initiatives.  As a clinician, the resident will demonstrate proficiency and responsibility in caring for patients with a wide variety of disease states in different health care settings.  As befits the teaching missions of the sponsoring organizations, the resident will become skilled as an educator of health professionals, students, and the public. Throughout all experiences, the resident will acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning and self-assessment.

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) sponsors one PGY2 ambulatory care resident position at Mercy Medical Group (MMG) in Chicago, IL. MMG is composed of Mercy Hospital, a 250-bed community teaching hospital, as well as nine outpatient clinics. The CPS/MMG residency is a structured, post-graduate ambulatory training program that strives to develop proficient and professionally committed practitioners. Learning experiences will be conducted in an array of pharmacy-managed and multidisciplinary clinics with a maximum degree of flexibility and customization to the resident's needs and interests. In this program, the resident will actively evaluate the relevant outcomes of such initiatives. Throughout all experiences, the resident will acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning and self-assessment.

Franciscan Health Hammond, Hammond, IN
Residency Director: Susan Jula, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, susan.jula@franciscanalliance.org
Residency Coordinator: Eric Pelletier, eric.pelletier@franciscanalliance.org
Positions Available: 4

Franciscan Health Hammond (FHH) is a community hospital, located 30 minutes from downtown Chicago within a 14 hospital system providing faith-based, integrated health care with the latest technology and innovative procedures to serve our patients. Franciscan Health Hammond has stayed true to our founding mission to care for everyone who comes through our doors. A trusted leader in providing faith-based, integrated health care, Franciscan Health Hammond is one of the largest acute-care hospitals in Northwest Indiana. Throughout our 14 hospitals and many medical practices, we offer a number of nationally recognized Centers of Health Care Excellence.

The PGY-1 residency at FHH is a comprehensive one-year program designed to provide individualized development while providing professional training and, upon completion, the resident will be prepared to practice as a clinical pharmacist or pursue a PGY-2 in the area of his/her choice.

The PGY-1 residency offers a variety of learning experiences and longitudinal requirements built to emphasize clinical practice which include; internal medicine, nutritional support, infectious disease, critical care, emergency medicine, informatics, management, ambulatory care, faculty development and evidence based medicine, and professional development. In addition to the various learning experiences, the PGY-1 residency also provides opportunities for participation in a teaching certificate program, ACLS and PALS certification, and providing CE lectures to pharmacy staff.

Franciscan Health - Lafayette, Lafayette, IN
Residency Director: Blair Maxwell, PharmD
Positions Available: 2

HealthLinc/Purdue University College of Pharmacy/Walgreens, Valparaiso, IN
Residency Director: Lynn Fletcher, Pharm.D., BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE, LDE
Positions Available: 1

HealthLinc Community Health Centers are located in Valparaiso, Michigan City, Knox, Mishawaka, East Chicago, and South Bend, Indiana. HealthLinc’s mission is to improve its communities by expanding access to exceptional health care. We are committed to providing coordinated, comprehensive, accessible care. HealthLinc is a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient-Centered Medical Home Level 3, where there is a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. This residency is a one year PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with a focus in ambulatory care. The residency partners with Walgreens for the community pharmacy medication distribution experience and with Purdue University for the teaching, research, and drug information components. The resident completes a teaching certificate through IPTeC. The resident works under CDTM and is exposed to direct patient care with diabetes, anticoagulation, dyslipidemia, and hypertension being the primary disease states encountered.

HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL
Residency Director: Brandi Strader, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 4

James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center, North Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Janet Lederman, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2 PGY1, 1 PGY2 Am Care, 2 PGY2 Psych

Special features: This pharmacy practice residency program enables the resident to participate in structured diverse direct patient care rotations and ongoing experiential activities to achieve the resident's goals. The resident will be exposed to multiple patient care settings including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, home based primary care and psychiatry. Pharmacy practice skills enhanced by automation, electronic medical record, formulary management, investigational drugs and performance improvement. Teaching opportunities include teaching certificate at Rosalind Franklin University, co-precepting pharmacy students and delivering educational programs to various health disciplines. A research project is required.

Fringe benefits: Includes paid time off for vacation (13 days), sick (13 days), holidays (8 days) and conferences. Health insurance is optional. Free parking and laboratory coats are provided.

Jewel-Osco Community Pharmacy Residency, Itasca, IL
Residency Director: Caitlin Malone, PharmD
Positions Available: 4

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy is part of Albertsons Companies, a nationwide food and drug retailer, and offers 4 residency positions in Illinois. Positions are affiliated with The Chicago College of Pharmacy at Midwestern University, The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. This community pharmacy residency program provides a wide array of opportunities to ensure your thorough professional development and is divided into core required learning experiences including: residency orientation, community pharmacy, patient care services, ambulatory and transitions of care, leadership and management, teaching and learning, and project management. Residents of this program will have the opportunity to work closely with residents of Albertsons-affiliated programs nationwide.

Four experienced community-based practice sites with an ever-expanding scope of clinical services in place including: MTM, chronic condition management, immunizations, health screenings, and wellness services. A dedicated team of preceptors oversee each resident's successful completion of learning objectives. Research, teaching and clinic ambulatory care experiences are also supported by the university partner. The resident's exposure to corporate training programs, meetings, and projects with company leaders serves to further develop management and leadership skills. Successful completion of residency program provides tremendous opportunity for career growth and opportunities.

Memorial Hospital of South Bend, South Bend, IN
Residency Director: Jeanne Anderson, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL
Residency Director: Don Ferrill, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER is located in Springfield Illinois.

The pharmacy resident will gain extensive experience in acute care, unit based medication therapy management, heart failure disease management, pharmacotherapy of critical care patients, trauma patients, leadership/ management and optional experiences in antimicrobial stewardship, emergency medicine, bariatric surgery, advanced internal medicine, and critical care. In addition the resident will obtain a teaching certificate from the Southern Illinois Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. The resident is required to present a continuing education program for practicing pharmacists and present a major project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.

FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid time off, Medical/dental/life/vision insurance, and travel funding for select state and national meetings
REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE: Us Citizenship, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, onsite interview
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 2
TRAINING SITE TYPE: Hospital
OWNER AFFILIATE: Private
MODEL TYPE(S): Teaching, Acute Care
TAX STATUS: Non-Profit
PROFESSIONAL STAFF: 40
NON-PROFESSIONAL STAFF: 60
TOTAL BEDS: 521
AVERAGE DAILY CENSUS: 351

SITE SPECIAL FEATURES:
Memorial Medical Center is a 521 bed acute care hospital that serves as the primary teaching site for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, as a well as a pharmacy teaching site for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, School of Pharmacy. The Department utilizes a state-of-the-art robotic dispensing system with decentralized pharmacist providing clinical services. Memorial is a regional center for transplant, oncology, rehabilitative services, trauma, cardiovascular, and other services. Memorial is designated as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence and is an accredited Comprehensive Stroke Center. Memorial also owns a physician/clinic network.

Mercy Health Saint Mary's, Grand Rapids, MI
Residency Director: G. Robert DeYoung, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 4

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is the second largest community health care network in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It includes a 324-bed teaching hospital; 5 community health centers; Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit; Lacks Cancer Center; Hauenstein Neurosciences Center; and 18 Mercy Health Physician Partners offices. More than 2,500 colleagues support such programs and specialties as general medicine, critical care, renal transplant and dialysis, NICU, psychiatry, and surgery, with a strategic emphasis on oncology, neuroscience and orthopedics.

The Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY-1) at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s provides residents with a broad-based and customizable post-graduate clinical training experience and accepts 4 residents annually. MHSM department of pharmacy has dedicated, full-time, clinical pharmacists practicing throughout our health system including: critical care, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, oncology, neurology, anticoagulation management service, ambulatory care (PCMH), renal transplant, rehabilitation medicine, and HIV medicine. The required rotations, together with the large number of available elective rotations, including a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program and an elective rotation in Academia, allow residents to acquire experience and competence in a wide-range of pharmacotherapeutic areas so as to produce excellent clinical pharmacy practitioners. Completion of the Pharmacy Practice Residency a t Mercy Health Saint Mary's prepares pharmacists to provide well-rounded, direct patient-care within a health-system, to function as a clinical or adjunct faculty member, to pursue specialized training through the completion of a specialty (PGY-2) residency, and to be eligible for board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

Mount Sinai Hospital/Sinai Health System, Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Karen Trenkler
Positions Available: 4 PGY1

Northshore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL
Residency Director: Hina Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 22

NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated, comprehensive health care delivery system located in the northeast suburbs of Chicago consisting of Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals, a 900 member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally, and are a principle teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and have a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the country. 

The Pharmacy Department provides clinical services through decentralized pharmacists in an integrated practice model. Distribution is through automated dispensing machines and centralized IV preparation. Education of health care professionals is an important component of our mission.  NorthShore currently offers 14 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community Residency program, 2 positions in the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics, and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Programs.  All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners.

For more information, please visit www.northshore.org or contact Hina Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS at (847) 570-1580 or hpatel5@northshore.org.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Noelle RM Chapman, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 12

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL
Residency Director: Priscilla Lee, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (SAMC) is a Magnet® recognized 254-bed Level I Trauma and burn center. SAMC is one of 13 hospitals within the OSF HealthCare System. It has been nationally recognized for its management of strokes and coronary artery bypass graft surgeries. Ambulatory services include a QOPI®-certified center for cancer care and ambulatory infusion center. SAMC has an affiliation with the University of Illinois-Rockford College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.

Residents will gain comprehensive experience in adult acute-care practice. Core rotations include administration, ambulatory clinic, drug information, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, medication safety, pharmacy informatics, and pharmacy practice (staffing). Residents are able to pursue electives tailored to their interests and needs. Elective rotations include advanced administration, advanced critical care, advanced infectious diseases, advanced oncology, cardiology, emergency medicine, and oncology. Residents will have opportunities to help precept IPPE and APPE students.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Illinois, Peoria, IL
Residency Director: Aaron Harthan, Pharm.D., BCPPS
Positions Available: 3

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a 600+ bed not-for-profit teaching hospital located in Peoria, Illinois and is the flagship hospital for the OSF Healthcare system. Our staff is comprised of over 50 pharmacists and 60 pharmacy technicians. We are a Magnet hospital, Level I trauma center, a stroke center, and have affiliations with the University of Illinois at Peoria College of Medicine as well as the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Residency descriptions and goals

Residents will gain comprehensive experience in adult and pediatric acute-care practice. Core learning experiences include ID, adult ICU, PICU, internal medicine, medication safety, drug information, precepting, pharmacy administration, and pharmacy practice. Elective learning opportunities including neurology, neonatal-ICU, oncology, cardiology, and others. Residents will be able to precept IPPE and APPE students from local pharmacy schools. The completion of a teaching certificate is required. Residents will become competent clinicians and providers of operational inpatient pharmaceutical care.

Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights, IL
Residency Director: Andrea Quinn, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

Palos Community Hospital PGY1 Residency Program
Palos Health
12251 S. 80th Avenue
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Number of positions: 2

Palos Health * encompasses Palos Hospital, Palos South Campus and other satellite facilities. The hospital is a 428 licensed-beds, acute care, community, non-teaching, not-for-profit institution nestled in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program offered at Palos Health* is a structured program designed to build on the training and critical thinking skills learned during earlier pharmacy experiences. The pharmacy resident will actively participate in direct patient care, pharmacy operations, pharmacy administration and improvement, community outreach learning experiences, precepting pharmacy student(s) and complete a teaching and learning certificate program. Elective rotations may include advanced direct patient care, pharmacy informatics and operating room/surgery. Required projects and assignments include, but are not limited to, poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, completion of a research project with results presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference, delivery of a formal seminar and submission of a manuscript for journal publication.

The ultimate goal of the program is to develop independent critical thinkers who will be effective pharmacists in a variety of practice settings and be eligible for specialty board certification and/or PGY2 residency training.

* Palos Health is a brand name of Palos Community Hospital and its entities.

Presence Health, Bolingbrook, IL
Residency Directors:
Kanan Shah, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago, IL - 2 positions)
Andrea Beshalske, PharmD, BCPS (Presence Saint Mary and Elisabeth Medical Center - Chicago, IL - 2 positions)
Kayla Collins, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP (Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center - Joliet, IL - 4 positions)
Positions Available: 8

Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Nora Flint, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
Positions Available: 8

Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center that encompasses a 676-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities, as well as our outpatient cancer center. Our patient care tower with a state of the art emergency room was opened in January of 2012. The hospital’s Department of Pharmacy has advanced technology including CPOE, smart pumps, IV robot, and remote verification technology. The Pharmacy Department is fully committed to teaching and research in its affiliation with several nearby colleges of pharmacy.

Experiences for the PGY1 are tailored to the individual resident's background and special interests. Residents are expected to complete a project of original investigation as well as perform projects on individual rotations. Required rotations include Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Practice Management, Clinical Management, Critical Care (MICU, NSICU, or SICU), Immunology (Hematology/Oncology or Solid Organ Transplant), and Pediatrics. Elective rotations offered include Ambulatory Care, Antibiotic Stewardship, Anticoagulation, Bone Marrow Transplant, Emergency Medicine, Informatics, Investigational Drugs, Surgery and Neurology. Professional growth is optimized through QA/DUE activities, writing/editing a variety of documents, presenting formal and informal seminars, and coordinating drug-use control activities. An in house on-call program provides the resident with unique and challenging experiences overnight. There is an opportunity to early commit to one of the many PGY 2 programs offered at Rush (emergency management, oncology, transplant, critical care and through Midwestern University, infectious disease).

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program, Piscataway, NJ
Residency Director: Michael Toscani
Primary Contact: ifellows@pharmacy.rutgers.edu
Website: http://pharmafellows.rutgers.edu/
Positions Available: 100+

Fellowship Brochure: http://pharmafellows.rutgers.edu/resources/rutgers_brochure_fellowship.pdf
Career Opportunities For Pharmacists and the Pharmaceutical Industry Brochure: http://pharmafellows.rutgers.edu/resources/rutgers_brochure_careeropps.pdf

The Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program is an industry-based training program which partners with the leading pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical companies. The program is designed for individuals with a Doctorate of Pharmacy to further their experience in the pharmaceutical industry through work experience and clinical research.

The Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship Program:
  • Began in 1984, as a project co-piloted by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and two pharmaceutical companies.
  • Has grown to include over 160 fellows annually at 17 partner companies on both the East/West Coast.
  • Promotes a consistently high level of program quality, training and outcomes across the spectrum of fellowships at multiple sponsor companies.
  • Fosters innovation and scholarly endeavors between Rutgers and its industry partners through the activities of participating fellows, including teaching, publications, seminars and research.
  • Has helped drive the demand for the growing number of employment opportunities for clinical pharmacists in industry.
Fellow Opportunities for Specialization: Applied Drug Delivery, Business Intelligence, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical research, Drug Safety, Consumer Health, Advocacy and Health Policy, Drug Regulatory Affairs, Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Marketing, Medical Affairs, Drug Information, Medical Science Liaison, Promotion Compliance, Scientific Communications

SSM Health - St. Clare Hospital, Fenton, MO
Residency Director: Emily Buchanan, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 2

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Purdue University, Cambridge, MA
Residency Director: Jonathon Parker, RPh, MS, PhD
Positions Available: 1

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Purdue University are offering a two-year Global Regulatory Affairs Fellowship Program. The majority of the fellow’s time will be spent at Takeda in Boston, MA. The fellow will be an employee of Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

The Takeda/Purdue fellowship program will provide a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduate with the opportunity to gain specialized, hands-on training and experience in Global Regulatory Affairs. The fellowship is designed to prepare and develop the PharmD graduate for a career in regulatory strategy and drug development. In addition to bolstering a scientific link between Takeda and Purdue University, the fellowship aims to enhance the regulatory strategy activities at Takeda, with a goal to eventually serve and improve the drug development process across the industry.

At Takeda, the fellow will receive mentorship and individual guidance from the Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy team and will collaborate with cross-functional project teams, as well as global Health Authorities. Additionally, the fellow will acquire a better understanding of the global drug development process through participation in various activities in the United States, the European Union, Japan and emerging markets.

Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA) at Takeda
• Serves as primary liaison between Takeda and Global Health Authorities
• Provides regulatory intelligence necessary to generate and present information to meet the needs of key stakeholders including global health authorities, patients, purchasers and prescribers
• Provides regulatory strategic input required to expedite drug development, filing, and global regulatory approval of new drug or biologic products
• Collaborates with cross-functional teams to provide regulatory strategy to optimally design and implement successful drug development strategies
• Leads the development, submission, and maintenance of Investigational New Drugs (INDs), New Drug Applications (NDAs), Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs), and Marketing Authorization Applications (MAAs)

As an Affiliate Assistant Professor at Purdue, the fellow may have the opportunity to:
• Develop, coordinate, and teach courses
• Co-precept pharmacy students on advanced experiential rotations
• Participate in professional development seminars with other fellows and residents from Purdue and/or Takeda-affiliated programs
• Create and lead university outreach activities to promote the fellowship program
• Contribute to future Takeda/Purdue fellowship recruitment activities
• Ensures compliance with global regulations and supports the interpretation of worldwide health authority requirements

The fellow will receive a competitive stipend and benefits package, including comprehensive health and dental insurance. Attendance at one or more professional meetings, conferences or workshops will be sponsored by the fellowship program.

University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Bryan McCarthy, PharmD, BCPS
Positions Available: 19

The purpose of UCM Pharmacy Residency programs is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of autonomous clinicians and confident pharmacy leaders responsible for medication-related care of patient with a wide range of conditions.

The UCM Pharmacy Residency programs are designed to provide broad exposure to clinical patient care scenarios as well as a variety of specialty interests. UCM places great importance on the individual goals and expectations of the resident. Program experiences and assessments are continually refined to keep pace with the resident's growth throughout the residency. Emphasis is placed on development of skills in patient centered care, clinical and didactic teaching, research methodology, and clinical leadership. Comprehensive pharmacy practice is incorporated throughout the residency via professional and operational practice, pharmacy practice management, interdisciplinary teamwork, drug policy development, process improvement, and self-evaluation. Rotations are offered in a variety of areas and may be tailored to the interests of the individual resident. Independent practice skills are developed in internal medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, GI/nutrition support, ad ult and pediatric hematology/oncology, solid organ transplant, pediatrics, cardiology, neurology, pharmacokinetics, and drug information. While on clinical service, the resident's responsibilities include working with healthcare team members through participation on rounds, development of patient care plans, and optimization of medication therapy services. The on-call program is a resident learning experience that blends the experiences from rotations with integrated acute care scenarios. Residents provide care to patients during emergency scenarios. Additional program goals include development of skills in clinical and didactic teaching, knowledge of clinical research methodology, and confidence in professional leadership. The program affords an interactive teaching environment allowing residents to facilitate internal and external small group discussions and precept pharmacy student experiences. Optional participation in the teaching certificate program allows residents to le arn innovative teaching methodologies and mentoring techniques from experienced faculty. A variety of research opportunities are available.

University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN
Residency Director: Jean Moon, PharmD, BCACP
Positions Available: 25

The University of Minnesota Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Program is a multi-site program that focuses on the practice of pharmaceutical care in ambulatory care settings.

VA Center for Medication Safety, Hines, IL
Residency Director: Sherrie Aspinall, PharmD, MSc
Positions Available: 1

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency
VA Center for Medication Safety, Hines, IL

The purpose of the PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency (1 position) at the VA Center for Medication Safety (VA MedSAFE) in Hines, Illinois is to prepare pharmacists with proficiencies in the planning, implementation, and assessment of safe medication use practices within an integrated health care delivery system, managed care setting, and/or drug safety oversight group. Residents graduating from this program will be qualified for any of the following positions:

• Pharmacy medication safety officer within a hospital or managed care organization;
• Pharmacy leader responsible for monitoring and resolving ADEs, as well as providing targeted education, in a health system, managed care area, or drug safety oversight agency (e.g., ISMP, FDA, CDC, etc.);
• Drug use management pharmacist;
• Study researcher in an industry setting, and
• Medication use safety or research faculty in academia.

VA MedSAFE is a comprehensive pharmacovigilance program that has developed and implemented numerous national programs to monitor the safe and effective use of medications in the VA Health Care System. VA MedSAFE has received national recognition for its efforts in drug safety and as a result, collaborates closely with the FDA to evaluate the significance of known adverse drug reactions and to identify and track new and emerging drug safety issues. As such, VA MedSAFE conducts drug safety and monitoring efforts with the rigor of a regulatory body while maintaining the access and utilization required for a health care system.


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