Northwestern Memorial Hospital PGY2 Residency Program

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) offers PGY2 residencies in ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and solid organ transplant.

The PGY2 in Ambulatory Care is designed to prepare residents to practice independently as a clinical specialist in an ambulatory care setting. The resident is exposed to a variety of practice settings across the Northwestern Medicine health system to ensure a well-rounded experience. The resident serves as a key member of the ambulatory care team and assists in transitions of care to improve the safety of patients in the outpatient setting. Focus areas of the program include clinical rotations, specialty pharmacy practice, quality improvement projects, transitions of care and creation or expansion of new service lines. Clinical rotations facilitate the development of skills needed for management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure; as well as a focus on specialty clinics such as women’s health, hepatology, transplant, oncology, and rheumatology.

Rotations

Orientation introduces the responsibilities and skills of a clinical pharmacist, including the policies at NMH, as well as training residents to independently practice in the Specialty Pharmacy and assigned clinics.

Required Rotations

  • Administration
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease (HIV)
  • Women’s Health
  • Pharmacy Practice (initiation of new clinic or enhancement of existing clinic)

Elective Rotations

  • Oncology
  • Transplant
  • Psychology
  • Inflammatory
  • Anticoagulation (VAD)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Neurology

Additional Activities

  • Pharmacy Practice: The resident will work to develop a new clinic or expand services in an established clinic. The area where the resident completes this requirement may change from year to year.
  • Longitudinal Clinic: The resident will spend two days every week in longitudinal primary care focused clinics.
  • Transitions of Care (weekend experience): The resident will work every third weekend and holidays to ensure appropriate transitions of care from the hospital to home. The services include counseling patients, ensuring access to medications, and follow-up telephone calls after discharge.
  • On-Call: The resident will be on call for seven weeks out of the year including holidays. The on-call experience will include Specialty Pharmacy after-hour clinical questions and operational needs.
  • Noon Conference: The resident is required to present at two noon conferences, one CE presentation, and practice presentations for the research project. The resident may participate in a teaching certificate program and may present didactic lectures based on available opportunities.
  • Research: The resident will be required to complete and present a research project. The research project topic should be one that is of interest to the resident and is valuable to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. The research project will be selected with the assistance and recommendation of various research mentors and co-investigators. The resident will have a research mentor and a research advisor to assist with their progress.
  • Quality Improvement Project: The resident is required to participate in a process improvement project that contributes to the advancement of pharmacy practice and patient care at NMH.
  • Precepting: The PGY2 resident will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences.
  • Teaching Certificate: The resident may participate in a teaching certificate program and may present didactic lectures based on available opportunities.

Staffing

  • The resident will staff in the inpatient/outpatient transitions in care position every third weekend.
  • In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's) and one summer holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day).

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an on-site interview

Application Requirements

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service (NMS Code 743465).

All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (the Standard Reference Form in PhORCAS may be utilized for recommendations; a separate letter is not necessary)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to attend an onsite interview)

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 1

Residency Program Director

Bridget Dolan, MD, headshotBridget Dolan, PharmD, BCACP

Bridget attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate degree then proceeded to Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy. Upon graduation she completed two years of residency training: PGY1 at NorthShore University HealthSystem (2016-2017), and PGY2 in ambulatory care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Clinics (2017-2018).

After graduation Bridget served as the outpatient clinical pharmacist in the Northwestern Medicine Specialty Pharmacy within the gastrointestinal disease state and osteoporosis then moved into a split role in women’s health and fertility and internal medicine clinic. Bridget currently serves as an outpatient clinical pharmacist within the Internal Medicine clinics assisting the value-based care team at Northwestern Medicine.

She is an active member of the NMG Diabetes Quality Committee, where she focuses on developing the pharmacist and technician role for patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Bridget and another preceptor, Amy Wainright, helped start a collaborative practice agreement with a therapeutic protocol within internal medicine, which focuses on optimizing medication regimens for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. She loves connecting with each patient to try to achieve their personal health goals. Bridget also serves on the care coordination team, assisting all internal medicine patients with their medication needs whether it is adherence, education, medication optimization, and/or coordination and triage with other team members to provide optimal care.

Bridget started her involvement within the program right after she graduated her residency and was the program coordinator from 2019-2021. She became the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Director in winter 2021. She has helped expand the role for the pharmacist in clinics across Northwestern Medicine through collaborative practice agreements for chronic disease state management and enjoys helping other ambulatory care pharmacists grow their service lines. She is the primary preceptor to many IPPE and APPE students, PGY2 Administration resident, and PGY1 residents. She was the ICHP Ambulatory Care Network Vice- Chair from 2019-2020 and then became the Chair for the 2020-2021 year. Her passion is to advocate for pharmacists within Illinois to hopefully achieve provider status in the future. Bridget loves working with the residents each year in fulfilling their career goals!

Contact

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.926.3578

Email: bridget.dolan@nm.org

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has been consistently ranked nationally by the U.S. News & World Report in many specialty areas including: Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology. Northwestern Memorial Hospital is also designated as a Level 1 Trauma and Comprehensive Stroke Center. The PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides training in five specialized Intensive Care Units: Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Cardiothoracic ICU (CTICU), Medical ICU (MICU), Surgical ICU (SICU) and the Neurospine ICU (NSICU) and the Emergency Department. The ICUs at NMH are fully staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, clinical nutritionists, pharmacists, medical students, residents, advanced practitioners and fellows under the supervision of attending medical physicians. Our residency facilitates clinical and professional growth through an emphasis on evidence-based medicine, management of complex patients in a variety of fast-paced intensive care settings and education provided to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. Residents also provide patient care as members of the Code Response team, Airway Response team and Acute Stroke team. PGY2 residency graduates are equipped to be fully integrated members of the interdisciplinary critical care team, capable of dealing with a wide range of diseases and disorders that occur in critically ill patients with complex multiple organ system failure and are able to make high-level medication recommendations in a fast-paced environment.

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Administration and Leadership
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit I
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit II
  • Neurospine Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Pharmacy Practice (Initial orientation and longitudinal)
  • Research (Longitudinal)
  • Transitions in Care (Longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Burn Intensive Care Unit (through Loyola University Medical Center)
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases Consult
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (through Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital)
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Toxicology (through Illinois Poison Control Center)

Additional experiences may be arranged based on resident interest and service availability.

Additional Activities

  • Research Project: Each resident will complete an independent, longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Illinois Pharmacy Resident Conference.

  • Presentations: Residents are required to present formal presentations throughout the year and one continuing education presentation. Critical care pharmacy residents also provide educational lectures to anesthesiology residents and students on a quarterly basis.

  • Administrative Project: Participate in the production, editing or modification of at least one institutional policy, procedure or protocol related to patient care in the intensive care units.

  • Committee Participation: Longitudinally participate in an institution-based subcommittee as well as one professional society committee.

  • Transitions in Care: Each resident will serve as the clinical pharmacist every other week in either the Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Clinic or the Heart Failure Clinic for the duration of the residency year.

  • Precepting Experiences: PGY2 residents will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students throughout their learning experiences.

  • Teaching Certificate: Resident may participate in a teaching certificate program and present didactic lectures based on available opportunities.

Staffing

  • The resident will provide evening clinical service coverage as the decentralized intensive care unit pharmacist every third weekend.
  • In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's) and one summer holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day).

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an interview

Application Requirements

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service (NMS Code 765052).

All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (the Standard Reference Form in PhORCAS may be utilized for recommendations; a separate letter is not necessary)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to participate in an interview during the month of January or February)

Number of Positions: 1
Start Date: July 1 (flexible)
Estimated Stipend: $52,000
Application Deadline: January 1

Residency Program Director:

Kasey Greathouse headshotKasey Greathouse, PharmD, BCCCP

Kasey Greathouse is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada where she received her Bachelor of Science – Biology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Southern Nevada, completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Greenville Memorial Hospital in Greenville, South Carolina and completed her PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Midwestern University/Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Kasey has been practicing at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Neurospine ICU since 2013. She is board certified in Critical Care (BCCCP) and is an active member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology (CPP) Section. Her research and process improvement interests include antiepileptic therapy management, anticoagulation reversal and anticoagulation for neurosurgical procedures. In her free time, Kasey likes to cook, bake and spend time with her family.

Contact

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.926.0629
Email: kgreatho@nm.org

The PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program is a one-year training program focusing on the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to cardiology patients in a variety of settings, ranging from the intensive care unit to the ambulatory care setting. This program provides a broad experience and exposure to numerous cardiovascular disease states so our residents can develop into well-rounded practitioners following graduation.

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Clinic
  • General Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiac/Coronary Care Unit (CCU)
  • Electrophysiology Consult
  • Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Step-down
  • Medication Safety and Policy/Administration
  • Ventricular Assist Device Clinic (longitudinal)
  • Pharmacy Practice (longitudinal)
  • Research (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Benign Hematology
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases
  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine

Additional experiences may be arranged based on resident interest and service availability.

Additional Activities

  • Research Project: Each resident will complete an independent, longitudinal research project that will be presented at the American College of Cardiology Conference or another cardiology conference as deemed appropriate by the research advisor and residency advisory committee.
  • Presentations: Each resident will complete two formal presentations throughout the year as well as one continuing education presentation. Additionally, each resident will be responsible for two defense presentations pertaining to their research project.
  • Administration Project: Each resident will participate in the production, editing, or modification of at least one cardiology-related institutional policy, procedure, or protocol.
  • Committee Participation: Each resident will longitudinally participate in two institution-based subcommittees and are encouraged to get involved in one professional society committee.
  • Transitions of Care: Each resident will serve as the clinical pharmacist one day every other week in the Ventricular Assist Device Clinic for the duration of the residency year.
  • Precepting Experiences: PGY2 residents will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences.
  • Teaching Certificate: Each resident may participate in a teaching certificate program and present didactic lectures based on available opportunities.

Staffing

  • The resident will provide evening clinical service coverage every third weekend as the decentralized intensive care unit pharmacist
  • In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's) and one summer holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day)

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an interview

Application Requirements

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service (NMS Code 612967).

All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (the Standard Reference Form in PhORCAS may be utilized for recommendations; a separate letter is not necessary)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to attend an interview during the month of February or March)

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 1

Program Director

Poonam Jewani headshotPoonam Jewani, PharmD, BCCP

Poonam Jewani (PJ) completed her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Michigan State University and then went on to complete her Doctorate of Pharmacy Degree at The University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. She subsequently completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Detroit Medical Center Sinai Grace Hospital and a PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She is certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a board-certified cardiology pharmacist. Her passions within cardiology include advanced heart failure and cardiac transplantation.

Contact

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.694.1139
Email: poonam.jewani@nm.org

The PGY2 EM residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science provides residents a challenging learning experience, with training in multiple care environments and with exposure to diverse patient populations. The PGY2 EM residency is funded by Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (RFUMS) College of Pharmacy and established and maintained by both the College of Pharmacy and Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH).

The NMH Emergency Department, an affiliate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is a Level 1 Trauma and Stroke Center located in downtown Chicago. The high-volume, high-complexity ED populations at this tertiary care center allow for a challenging and rewarding learning environment in which residents learn to provide care to acutely ill and injured patients. RFUMS College of Pharmacy, a national leader in interprofessional education and community-driven service, provides healthcare training in an innovative, team-based environment.

In addition to clinical practice experiences, the PGY2 EM resident will have the opportunity to engage in academic activities, which include student and resident precepting as well as didactic and simulation-based instruction. The resident will also conduct research projects and practice leadership development. The goal of our residency is to create the next generation of EM pharmacy leaders, with training deliberately designed to support graduates in pursuing futures in any EM practice setting or specialty of their choosing.

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Adult Emergency Medicine (multiple rotations at NMH)
    • Orientation/General EM, EM Resuscitation, EM Urgent Care & Psychiatry, EM Capstone, EM Extended Hours
  • Pediatric and Community Emergency Medicine
    • One rotation at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Toxicology
  • Academia (RFUMS)
  • Medical ICU

Elective Rotations

  • Academia II
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU
  • Neuro/Spine ICU
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • Burn ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Global Health
  • Transitions of Care

Additional experiences may be arranged based on resident interest.

Additional Activities

  • Research Project: Our PGY2 resident participates in a longitudinal research project, which is presented at a regional/national meeting. Additional DUE and operations-based research opportunities are routinely implemented.

  • Presentations: The resident delivers one CE presentation and three presentations in Pharmacy Grand Rounds. In addition, our resident engages in physician, nurse and pharmacy in-services and presentations throughout the year.

  • Education: The PGY2 resident attends and participates in the innovative weekly didactic education led by the Northwestern University EM (NUEM) residency. During these weekly conferences, separated into organ system modules, our resident has the opportunity to interact with the NM physician residents. Professional development, wellness and literature evaluation are also consistently included in this curriculum.

  • Precepting: The PGY2 resident serves as a preceptor for pharmacy students and residents.

  • Academic Activities: Our resident participates in the Toxicology elective at RFUMS, which includes delivery of a didactic lecture and teaching in a mannequin-based simulation.

  • Committee Participation: The PGY2 resident participates in multidisciplinary ED committees, including the sepsis committee and ED practice committee, as well as university- and pharmacy-specific committees. The resident also has the opportunity to serve on NMH Pharmacy Resident committees and interact with our PGY1 and other PGY2 residents from different specialties.

Staffing

  • The resident will provide emergency medicine clinical staffing services every third weekend throughout the residency year. Staffing only takes place in the ED and allows the resident the opportunity to be the primary EM pharmacist.
  • The resident will be expected to staff one winter and one summer holiday.

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduation with a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Successful completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an interview

Application Requirements

All interested applicants must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Matching Service (NMS Code 744269). All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendations (via PhORCAS)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to participate in an interview during the months of January or February)

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1 (flexible)
Estimated stipend: $48,500
Application deadline: January 1

About Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is a nationally recognized academic medical center and a major Midwest referral center, with more than 200 pharmacists representing virtually every clinical specialty. Patient accommodations include 894 beds between NMH and its Prentice Women’s Hospital. The NMH Emergency Department (ED) cared for 84,277 patients in 2019. NMH ranks No. 9 nationwide on the US News & World Report Best Hospitals 2022-2023 Honor Roll, with 11 of 16 specialties recognized for outstanding performance. Northwestern Memorial was named the #1 hospital in Illinois and the Chicago Metro Region. NMH’s patient- and community-driven mission has led to the development of partnerships and initiatives designed to have a measurable, positive impact on the health of medically underserved residents in our communities.

About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, RFUMS brings together 5 colleges and over 30 graduate health profession and science programs. Rosalind Franklin University has been recognized as a national leader in interprofessional healthcare education and research. Rosalind Franklin University’s vision is driven by a spirit of inquiry, diligence, community service and academic excellence characterized by the university’s namesake, Dr. Rosalind Franklin, who in 1952 captured the photograph revealing the structure of DNA. The College of Pharmacy shares the university’s commitment to interprofessionalism and advocacy for patients and the pharmacy profession.

Program Director

Abbie Lyden headshotAbbie Lyden, PharmD BCPS
PGY2 EM Residency Program Director
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine | Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Associate Professor | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Abbie Lyden, PharmD, BCPS, joined Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2010 and Rosalind Franklin University (as clinical faculty) in 2012. After graduating from Purdue University School of Pharmacy she completed a residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Brigham and Women's, she led the implementation of pharmacy services in their emergency department. Dr. Lyden has been active in the clinical education of students and residents throughout her career and serves on university, hospital and national committees. Dr. Lyden engages in clinical research and has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters. Her professional concentrations include emergency medicine, toxicology and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Contact

Phone: 312.926.1982
Fax: 847.775.6586

Email: abbie.lyden@rosalindfranklin.edu

Learn more about the Infectious Disease Residency Program* through Midwestern University.

The PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy residency is a 12-month training program focused on the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to the hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant patient population. The program provides opportunities to help develop clinical expertise and competence in the care of hematology/oncology patients. Residents will interact with multidisciplinary teams on inpatient rounds as well as in the ambulatory care setting. The goal of these experiences is to provide our residents with a comprehensive overview of the hematology/oncology cancer population so they may become successful hematology/oncology pharmacy specialists.

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Inpatient Hematology
  • Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant
  • Outpatient Breast Cancer Clinic
  • Outpatient Thoracic Clinic
  • Outpatient Gastrointestinal/ Melanoma Clinic
  • Oncology Administration
  • Outpatient Hematology
  • Investigational Drug Services

Elective Rotations

  • Immunocompromised infectious diseases
  • Oral Oncolytics (Oncology Specialty Pharmacy)
  • Palliative Care
  • Benign Hematology
  • Outpatient Oncology Clinics
    • Head and Neck
    • GU
    • Gynecology/Oncology
    • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology (offsite at Lurie Children’s Hospital)

Additional experience may be arranged based on resident interest and service availability.

Additional Activities

  • Research Project: Participation in a longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association Annual Meeting and a residency research conference is required.

  • Administrative Project: Participate in the production, editing, or modification of at least one institutional policy, procedure, or protocol related to patient care for hematology/oncology patients.

  • Presentations: Residents are required to give three formal presentations throughout the year during Resident Noon Conference. One of these presentations will be a continuing education program. Residents will also present one presentation to our hematology/oncology fellowship program as well as one public outreach presentation. Residents participate in topic discussions known as the BCOP Lecture Series that cover a variety of hematology/oncology disease states, supportive care, and medications.

  • Committee Participation: The resident will participate in the following committees: Oncology Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and the Cancer Quality committee.

  • Precepting Experiences: The PGY2 residents will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences.

  • Teaching Experiences: A teaching certificate program is available at a local college of pharmacy for interested residents.

Staffing

  • The residents will staff in the inpatient oncology pharmacy satellite every third weekend throughout the residency year.
  • In addition, the resident will staff in the inpatient oncology pharmacy satellite on one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's) and one summer holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day).

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an interview

Application Requirements

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service (NMS Code 647860). All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (the Standard Reference Form in PhORCAS may be utilized for recommendations; a separate letter is not necessary)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to participate in an interview during the months of January or February)

Number of Positions: 3
Start Date: July 1 (flexible)
Estimated Stipend: $52,000
Application Deadline: January 1

About Lurie Cancer Center

Lurie Cancer Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is located in the Streeterville neighborhood in downtown Chicago, IL. It is ranked No. 8 in the country and is the top-ranked cancer program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. Lurie Cancer Center is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), an alliance of 30 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to defining and advancing high-quality, high-value cancer care. Our doctors help write the NCCN patient guidelines for each cancer type. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has designated Lurie Cancer Center as one of only 51 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation recognized for their “scientific leadership, resources, and the depth and breadth of their research." The Northwestern Medicine Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Program is a leader in the number and types of transplants, performing 350 transplants each year and resulting in outcomes exceeding the national survival rate. Each year the cancer center sees more than 15,000 new cancer patients.

Program Director

Daniel Wojenski headshotDaniel Wojenski, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
Inpatient Oncology Practice Coordinator

Daniel Wojenski is a native of Chicago, IL. He received his Bachelor of Science – Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He received his Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He subsequently completed a pharmacy practice residency and a hematology/oncology pharmacy residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is certified by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties as a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a board-certified oncology pharmacist. Dr. Wojenski has been at Northwestern Memorial Hospital since 2013 and is currently the Hematology/Oncology Practice Coordinator. He oversees all pharmacists and pharmacy technicians that provide clinical and operational support for inpatient hematology/oncology services. Dr. Wojenski is passionate about hematology and stem cell transplant and continues to conduct research and provide presentations in these specialty areas.

Contact

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.926.7578
Email: dwojensk@nm.org

The PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) residency is a 12-month training program focused on the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to solid organ transplant patients. The program provides a broad experience in numerous transplant specialties to help develop clinical expertise and competence in caring for transplant patients. Residents will interact with multidisciplinary teams on inpatient rounds as well as in the ambulatory care setting. The goal of these experiences is to provide our residents with a comprehensive overview of solid organ transplant patients so they may become well-rounded practitioners upon residency completion.

Rotations

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Transplant Surgery (2 months)
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Transplant Nephrology
  • Heart Failure/VAD/Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases

Elective Rotations

  • Advanced Transplant Surgery
  • Advanced Heart Failure/VAD/Heart Transplant
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Pediatric Transplant at Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Abdominal Transplant Clinic
  • Academia

Committee Participation

The resident will participate in the following committees:

  • Transplant Practice Committee
  • Transplant Quality Committees (Kidney and Pancreas, Liver, Lung, Heart)
  • Transplant Listing and Selection Committees (Kidney and Pancreas, Liver, Lung, Heart)

Additional Activities

  • Research Project: Each resident will complete a transplant-related clinical research project that is suitable for poster or platform presentation at the American Transplant Congress as well as a regional conference.

  • Administrative Project: Each resident will complete a transplant-related administrative project which involves creating, developing or modifying an institutional policy, procedure or protocol in relation to solid organ transplant patients.

  • Longitudinal Clinic Experience: Each resident will serve as the transplant pharmacist for the abdominal transplant clinic every other Monday for the duration of the residency year.

  • Presentations: Residents are required to give 3 formal presentations throughout the year during Resident Noon Conference. One of these presentations will be a continuing education program.

  • Committee Participation: The resident will participate in the following committees:
    • Transplant Practice Committee (6 months)
    • 11E Quality Committee (6 months)
    • Transplant Quality Committees (Kidney and Pancreas, Liver, Lung, Heart)
    • Transplant Listing and Selection Committees (Kidney and Pancreas, Liver, Lung, Heart)

  • Precepting Experiences: The PGY2 resident will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences.

Staffing

  • The resident will staff on the inpatient transplant unit every third weekend throughout the residency year
  • In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday on the inpatient transplant unit (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's) and one summer holiday (Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day)

How to Apply

Eligible applicants include:

  • Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • Participation in an interview

Application Requirements

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service (NMS Code 699076).

All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation (the Standard Reference Form in PhORCAS may be utilized for recommendations; a separate letter is not necessary)
  • Pharmacy school transcripts
  • Interview process (All candidates are required to participate in an interview during the month of February or March)

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 1

Program Director

Headshot of Katie Cunningham, program directorKatie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Solid Organ Transplant
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency Director
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

Katie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPS, received her BS in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the UIC College of Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL and her PGY2 residency in Solid Organ Transplant at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics in Madison, WI. Dr. Cunningham has been practicing in both the inpatient and outpatient settings caring for abdominal and lung transplant patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) since 2014. In 2017, Dr. Cunningham joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Rosalind Franklin University as an Assistant Professor and maintains both her clinical position at NMH and her faculty role at the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Cunningham is an active member of the American Society of Transplantation and serves on the executive board of the Illinois Transplant Pharmacists Association.

Contact

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 East Huron Street
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Phone: 312.926.5154
Email: Kathleen.Cunningham@nm.org