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Leadership Profile
Elizabeth K. Jochum, PharmD, BCPS

What is your current leadership position in ICHP?
ICHP Champion and member of the Educational Affairs Division

What benefits do you see in being active in a professional association such as ICHP?
Being active in a professional organization offers networking with others in your state, opportunities to give back to your professional community, and inspires individuals to remain motivated in their careers.  

What initially motivated you to get involved in ICHP?
I have always been a member of statewide organizations during pharmacy school and residency. When I moved home to Illinois, my director encouraged me to become a member of ICHP, and I became more involved as I wanted to network more with others in my area.

Where did you go to pharmacy school?
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Where have you trained or worked? 
After completing my PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2012, I was able to remain on staff as a Decentral Clinical Staff Pharmacist on the neurology floor. I was then contacted by a previous preceptor who encouraged me to apply for a position at her hospital. Although I was sad to be leaving my position at Froedtert, I was happy to be moving home and to start on a new endeavor. While working at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois, I became more involved with initiatives and have been the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator for one year now.

Describe your current area of practice and practice setting:
I currently serve as the Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, Illinois. We are a 98 bed acute care hospital located about 65 miles west of downtown Chicago and have recently become part of Northwestern Medicine. Pharmacy services include ICU, general medicine and surgery, oncology, and emergency department, and many of our pharmacists are preceptors for IPPE and APPE students from several colleges of pharmacy.

What advice would you give to student pharmacists?
Congratulations on choosing a fulfilling and rewarding profession! It is truly an honor to have an impact on the lives of those we serve – nurses, physicians, each other, and most importantly, our patients. This is a very exciting time for pharmacy, and your continued hard work and dedication will reward you for many years to come!  

Do you have any special interests or hobbies outside of work?
Running, Pilates, attending country music concerts.

Do you have a favorite restaurant or food?
Egg Harbor Cafe, Portillo’s, Oberweis Ice Cream.

What is your favorite place to vacation?
I would recommend Maui!

What is the most interesting/unique fact about yourself that few people know?
I attended an all-girls high school, and also went sky diving as soon as I went off to college. 

What 3 adjectives would people use to best describe you?
Positive, organized, detail-oriented.

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Chicago Area Pharmacy Directors Network Dinner
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Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

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Third Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

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Third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m.

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Fourth Thursday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Professional Affairs
Fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m.

New Practitioner Network
Second Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

Technology Committee
Second Friday of each month at 8:00 a.m.

Chicago Area Pharmacy Directors Network Dinner
Bi-monthly in odd numbered months with dates to be determined. Invitation only.

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