Postgraduate Year Two Residency Program

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) offers PGY2 residencies in administration, ambulatory care, critical care, emergency medicine, hematology/oncology, infectious diseases and solid organ transplant. Please see below for specific information pertaining to each PGY2 residency as well as program contact information.

Administration

This program encompasses a 12-month experience that combines rotational and longitudinal experience in management/administration, as well as longitudinal ambulatory clinic and clinical staffing experiences. This program also includes the option to participate in ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Leadership Academy.

The resident will have the opportunity to learn from multiple departmental leaders at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Learning experiences may include but are not limited to:

  • Inpatient pharmacy operation
  • Ambulatory pharmacy operation
  • Finance
  • Clinical practice management
  • Oncology pharmacy management
  • Medication safety
  • Medication policy
  • Accreditation
  • Technician management
  • Specialty pharmacy management
  • Information technology

Required rotations

The resident will have the opportunity to attend regional and national pharmacy conferences throughout the year in addition to the ASHP Midyear Clinic Meeting. The residency experience will be individualized based on the resident's interests and goals.

Required rotations include:

  • Health systems administration
  • Medication safety/policy (concentrated and longitudinal)
  • Inpatient clinical operations I
  • Inpatient clinical operations II
  • Recruitment
  • Ambulatory care
  • Finance

Additional activities

  • Present a process improvement project at the annual ASHP Midyear meeting. Participation in a longitudinal research project presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference is required.
  • Participation in noon conference held throughout the year.
  • Precepting PGY1 residents on administrative rotations throughout the year.
  • Practicing in a clinic setting longitudinally one day a week every other week. The clinic in which the resident practices will be determined based on resident experience and opportunity/availability.
  • Sitting on and actively participating in a Pharmacy and Therapeutics subcommittee.
  • Participating in a local or national pharmacy organization outside of Northwestern Memorial Hospital such as Vizient, Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists or ASHP.
  • The resident will complete one quality improvement project to be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting, and one research project to be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference.

Staffing

Every third weekend, Saturday and Sunday plus one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s).

Application requirements

  • Eligibility for Illinois licensure
  • United States citizenship
  • A complete PhORCAS application
  • Letter of Intent and CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited pharmacy school
  • Completion of PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

This position is available for early-commit through the PGY1 Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Number of positions: 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Accreditation status: Candidate
Application deadline: January 7

Contact

Residency Director: Desi Kotis, PharmD, FASHP, Director of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Email: dkotis@nm.org


Ambulatory Care

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency will include ambulatory practice sites across the Northwestern Medicine health system. These clinics will facilitate 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 hepatology, HIV, women's health, and inflammatory conditions.

The resident will also be involved in administrative projects, the development of new ambulatory care practice sites and collaboration in accreditation activities for specialty pharmacy services. The program will also allow the resident to continue to build upon teaching competencies.

Rotations

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

Required rotations include:

  • Internal Medicine (longitudinal)
  • Administration
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiology
  • Hepatology
  • Infectious Disease (HIV)
  • Inflammatory Diseases
  • Women's Health
  • Pharmacy Practice (initiation of new clinic or enhancement of an existing clinic)

Elective rotations include:

  • Oncology
  • Transplant
  • Psychology

Additional activities

Participation in a longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference and a team-based quality improvement project presented at Vizient are required. Residents are also required to participate in PGY2 noon conference and present a CE presentation. The PGY2 resident will be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences. The resident may participate in a teaching certificate program and may present didactic lectures based on available opportunities.

Staffing/On-Call

Staffing is an integral part of the development of a clinical pharmacist. The resident will staff in the inpatient/outpatient transitions of care position every third weekend. In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's).
The resident will also be on-call for 7 weeks out of the year. The on-call program allows residents to answer clinical questions from patients during the Specialty Pharmacy off hours.

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 and United States citizenship.
  • 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. All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS online portal. Additional requirements include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • 3 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 during the month of January/February)

Number of positions: 2
Start Date: July 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 5
Accreditation status: Candidate

Contact

Michelle Fine, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron St.
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.926.6123
Email: mhuber2@nm.org


Critical Care Post-Graduate Year II Pharmacy Residency

This 12 month program focuses on the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to the critically ill patient. In addition to required rotations, opportunities for experiential and didactic education, professional socialization, and leadership development are available and considered important aspects of the program.

Required Rotations:

  • Administration & 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 Projects: Each resident will complete an independent, longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference as well as a team-based quality improvement project presented at the Vizient Pharmacy Meeting.
  • 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 monthly 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 two institution-based subcommittees as well as one professional society committee.
  • Transitions in Care: Each resident will serve as the clinical pharmacist every other Wednesday in the Pulmonary Hypertension 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: 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. Residents are also required to staff one winter holiday.

Application Requirements:

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 and United States citizenship
  • Participation in an onsite interview

All interested candidates must register with both PhORCAS and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Resident Matching Service. Additional requirements include:/p>

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

Number of positions: 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Accreditation status: Candidate status
Application deadline: January 7

Contact:
Residency Director: Bryan Lizza, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP
Phone: 312.926.2201
Email: blizza@nm.org

Emergency Medicine

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science and Northwestern Memorial Hospital provides residents with challenging learning experiences, training in multiple care environments and exposure to diverse patient populations.

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital Emergency Department (ED), 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 addition to clinical practice experiences, the PGY2 EM will have the opportunity to engage in academic activities, which include IPPE/APPE/PGY1 precepting as well as didactic and simulation-based instruction. The resident will also conduct research projects and engage in leadership development.

Rotations

Required rotations include:

  • Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Academia
  • Medical ICU

Elective rotations include:

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

Additional activities

  • Participation in a longitudinal research project that will be presented at Great Lakes Residency Conference.
  • Development of a quality improvement project presented at ASHP Midyear Conference.
  • Physician, nurse and pharmacy inservices and presentations.
  • Presentation of formal continuing education program.
  • Precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences.
  • Participation in the Toxicology elective at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science College of Pharmacy, which includes preparation and presentation of didactic lecture and teaching in a mannequin-based simulation.

Staffing

The resident will provide emergency medicine clinical staffing services every third weekend throughout the residency year.

How to apply

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)
  • Interview Process
  • All candidates are required to attend an onsite interview

Eligible applicants include:

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

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1, 2017
Estimated stipend: $45,000
Application deadline: January 7, 2017

Contact

Abbie Lyden, PharmD BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Phone: 765.543.9585
Fax: 847.775.6586
Email: abbie.lyden@rosalindfranklin.edu


Hematology/Oncology

Pharmacy Practice introduces the responsibilities and skills of a clinical pharmacist, including orientation to policies at NMH, as well as training residents to independently practice in central and satellite pharmacies.

Rotations

Required rotations include:

  • Inpatient Oncology
  • Inpatient Hematology
  • Inpatient Stem Cell Transplant
  • Oncology Administration
  • Investigational Drug Services/Developmental Therapeutics Institute
  • Outpatient Ambulatory Care
  • Longitudinal Outpatient Cancer Therapy Center

Elective rotations include:

  • Immunocompromised Infectious Diseases
  • Oral Oncolytics (Oncology Specialty Pharmacy)
  • Palliative Care
  • Benign Hematology
  • Outpatient oncology clinics
  • Breast
  • Head and Neck
  • GI
  • GU
  • Gynecology/Oncology
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma/RCC
  • Neuro Oncology
  • Stem Cell Transplant
  • Thoracic
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (offsite at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital)
  • Oncology consults
  • Nutrition support

Required committee participation:

  • Participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Oncology Quality committee

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

Additional activities

  • Present a medication or operational improvement project at the annual ASHP Midyear meeting. Participation in a longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference is required.
  • Give formal presentations throughout the year during Resident Noon Conference.
  • Be involved with precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students during their learning experiences. In addition, the residents will be required to prepare and present didactic lectures for the oncology pharmacotherapeutics module at Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy.

Staffing

Staffing is an integral part of the development of a clinical pharmacist. The residents will staff in the inpatient oncology pharmacy satellite every third weekend throughout the residency year.

In addition, the resident will be expected to staff one winter holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's).

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 and United States citizenship
  • Participation in an onsite 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. 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 on-site interview during the month of February)

Number of positions: 2
Start date: First Monday in July (flexible)
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 7

Contact

Residency Leadership Team

Residency Director: Mary Golf, PharmD, BCOP; Oncology Pharmacy Manager

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Pharmacy Department
251 E. Huron St. Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.926.4044
Email: mgolf@nm.org

Residency Co-Coordinators:

  • Dan Wojenski, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS; Inpatient Oncology Practice Coordinator
  • Ashley Hicks, PharmD, BCOP; Inpatient Oncology Clinical Pharmacist
  • Caitlin Bowman, PharmD, BCOP; Outpatient Oncology Clinical Team Lead

Infectious Disease Post-Graduate Year II Pharmacy Residency

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Solid Organ Transplant (SOT) Year II Pharmacy Residency

The Solid Organ Transplant Residency includes required rotations, elective rotations, committee participation and additional activities.

Required rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Transplant Nephrology
  • Cardiothoracic ICU
  • Heart Failure/VAD/Heart Transplant
  • Lung Transplant
  • Transplant Infectious Diseases

Elective rotations include:

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

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 research project that is suitable for poster or platform presentation at the American Transplant Congress (ATC) as well as the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Quality Improvement Project: Each resident will complete a QI project which will be presented as a poster at the Vizient Pharmacy Meeting and the Midyear Clinical Meeting. This project may be completed independently or with a PGY1 pharmacy resident
  • Administrative Project: Each resident will complete a transplant-related administrative project
  • 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
  • PGY2 Noon Conference Presentations: Each resident will be expected to present at least two one hour long presentations throughout the year as well as one continuing education presentation. Additional presentations may be required pending scheduling requirements.

Meetings

  • Transplant Fellows Symposium (September)
  • Midyear Clinical Meeting (December)
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference (April)
  • American Transplant Congress (May/June)
  • Illinois Transplant Pharmacist’s Association (Monthly)

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).

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 and United States citizenship within 90 days of hire
  • Participation in an onsite 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 attend an onsite interview during the month of February or March) 

Number of positions: 1
Start date: July 1
Estimated stipend: $52,000
Application deadline: January 7

Contact

Katie Cunningham, PharmD, BCPS

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron St.
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, IL 60611

Email: Kathleen.Cunningham@nm.org

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