Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Downers Grove, IL) offers a postgraduate year two (PGY2) ambulatory care residency program with a primary practice site at Advocate Medical Group - Southeast Clinic in Chicago, IL.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
The residency is designed to provide diverse experience in ambulatory care practice settings and disease states. Additionally, considerable time is spent in academia and education, providing residents with a foundation of the principles of teaching and learning - and practical experience to implement what residents have learned.
To accomplish this, residents typically spend four days per week at their clinical site and one day per week on campus involved in academic activities. Over the course of the year, the resident spends 8 months at their primary practice site and 4 months completing elective learning experiences.
Applicants must have graduated with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree, completed a PGY1 residency program and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois. The applicant must be motivated, self-directed and have excellent communication skills. An interest in teaching is essential.
Additional Salary Information: The residency includes 10 days of vacation and health care benefits. Memberships in ASHP and AACP are provided. Support is available to attend national meetings and regional/local meetings.
About Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Downers Grove, IL)
Midwestern University College of Pharmacy (Illinois) offers a variety of postgraduate training programs to meet the needs of the pharmacist in the evolving health care environment. These programs offer challenging learning and practice experiences to develop the individual strengths of the resident or fellow, while advancing the role of the pharmacist in the health care team. The patient care opportunities and experiences in evaluating pharmacy practice models allow the resident or fellow increasing autonomy as the year(s) progress(es).