PGY2 Residencies

Northwestern Memorial Hospital 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

Residency Director:
Desi Kotis, PharmD, FASHP
Director of Pharmacy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Email: dkotis@nm.org
Number of positions: 1
Estimated Stipend: $52,000
Accreditation status: Candidate
Application Deadline: January 7

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 and medication policy, accreditation, technician management, specialty pharmacy management, and information technology. 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:

  • 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.

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

Research/Project: 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.

Applicant requirement: Eligibility for Illinois licensure, US citizenship, and a complete PhORCAS application (including letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference), Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited pharmacy school, and completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency. This position is available for early-commit through the PGY1 program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Ambulatory Care

Number of positions: 3
Start Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $52,000
Application Deadline: January 15
Accreditation Status: Candidate

Contact
Lana Gerzenshtein, PharmD, BCPS Northwestern Memorial Hospital 251 E. Huron St. Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700 Chicago, IL 60611 312-926-6123  lgerzens@nm.org

Eligibility

  • 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 U.S. citizenship.
  • Participation in an on-site interview.

How to apply/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.

Requirements

  • Submit application through PhORCAS
  • 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 on-site interview during the month of February.

Description
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, transplant, oncology, and rheumatology. 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.

Required Rotations
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 the Specialty Pharmacy as well as assigned clinics.

  • Medication Therapy Management (longitudinal)
  • Administration
  • Anticoagulation
  • Cardiology
  • Hepatology or Infectious Disease (HIV)
  • Inflammatory Diseases
  • Neurology (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Pharmacy Practice

Elective Rotations

  • Oncology
  • Transplant 
  • Women’s Health
  • Emergency Department
  • Nutrition

Additional Activities

  • Participation in a longitudinal research project that will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference is required. Residents are also required to participate in PGY2 noon conference. Each resident presents one 30 minute presentation and two 1 hour presentations. 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

  • Staffing is an integral part of the development of a clinical pharmacist.
  • 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).

Critical Care

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Emergency Medicine

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, PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine | Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Assistant Professor | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
(765) 543-9585 office
(847) 775-6586 fax
Email: abbie.lyden@rosalindfranklin.edu

Program Overview
The PGY2 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, 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.

Eligibility

  • 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 US citizenship
  • Participation in an on-site interview

How to Apply/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

Requirements

  • Submission of complete PHORCAS application
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendations (via PhORCAS)

Interview Process

  • All candidates are required to attend an on-site interview

Required Rotations

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

Elective Rotations

  • 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

Hematology/Oncology

Number of positions: 2
Start Date: First Monday in July (flexible)
Estimated Stipend: $52,000
Application Deadline: January 7
 
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, 312-926-4044 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

Eligibility

  • 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 U.S. citizenship
  • Participation in an on-site interview

How to apply/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

  • Submit application through PhORCAS
  • 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 on-site interview during the month of February

Required Rotation

  • 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
  • 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

  • Immunocompromised infectious diseases
  • Oral oncolytics (Oncology Specialty Pharmacy)
  • Palliative care
  • Benign hematology
  • Outpatient oncology clinics
    • Breast
    • Head and Neck
    • GI
    • GU
    • Gyne/Onc
    • Lymphoma
    • Melanoma/RCC
    • Neuro Onc
    • Stem Cell Transplant
    • Thoracic
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology (offsite at Lurie Children’s Hospital)
  • Oncology consults
  • Nutrition support
  • Additional experience may be arranged based on resident interest and service availability

Committee Participation

  • Participate in Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Oncology Quality committee

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.
  • Residents are also required to give formal presentations throughout the year during Resident Noon Conference.
  • The PGY2 residents will 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)

Infectious Diseases

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Click here for more information about the ID residency through Midwestern University.

Click here for more information about the ID residency through Rosalind Franklin University, focused on Antimicrobial Stewardship.

Solid Organ Transplant

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
Pharmacy Department, Feinberg LC 700
Chicago, IL 60611
Kathleen.Cunningham@nm.org

Eligibility

  • 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 U.S. citizenship within 90 days of hire
  • Participation in an on-site interview

How to apply/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

Requirements

  • Submit application through PhORCAS
  • 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 on-site interview during the month of February or March

Required Rotations

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

Elective Rotations

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

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 research project that is suitable for poster or platform presentation at the American Transplant Congress 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 United Healthcare Consortium 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 present at least one thirty minute and two one hour long presentations throughout the year

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)