This specialty residency in pediatric pharmacotherapy provides independent practice development in a number of core pediatric patient care settings including General Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Nutrition, as well as Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Response. Areas of additional emphasis include pharmacokinetics and practicing critical thinking skills with rotating Pediatric On-Call responsibilities. Residents have several opportunities for elective experiences, including emergency medicine, ambulatory care, and other off-site experiences. Residents have opportunities to present a formal lecture at an affiliated school of pharmacy and may serve as preceptor for pharmacy students and PGY1 residents. Completion of both a formal clinical research project and medication use evaluation is required. Residents are also involved in several committees, including the Pediatric P&T committee and NICU/PICU nursing-pharmacy committees. Residents practice patient centered care, clinical and didactic teaching, research methodology, and clinical leadership.
The pharmacy residency programs at UChicago Medicine are unified together as Graduate Pharmacy Education. The conscientious integration of senior residents with junior residents provides all programs a dynamic and collaborative training environment based on the principles of graduate medical education. UChicago Medicine is an 811-bed academic medical center which is committed to the mission of providing superior healthcare in a compassionate manner. UChicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital is the pediatric facility. The 172-bed pediatric hospital is a major tertiary referral center which includes a Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, a 30-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 71-bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a Pediatric Epilepsy Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center, and more. Pharmacists and residents provide decentralized pharmaceutical care throughout Comer Children’s Hospital every day to ensure safe, accurate, and cost-effective medication therapy. The campus also serves as a primary training site for local pharmacy students and extensive research activities.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, eligibility for Illinois licensure and completed application via PhORCAS.
About University of Chicago Medicine
Established in 1927, the University of Chicago Medicine is an 811-bed academic medical center, which has long been committed to the mission of providing superior healthcare in a compassionate manner while respecting patient individuality and dignity. Ranked consistently by U.S. News and World Report, UChicago Medicine continues to be recognized as one of the elite “Honor Roll” hospitals. Pharmacy Services at UChicago Medicine has been previously honored with the 2011 and 2012 ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy. The progressive facilities and multidisciplinary healthcare teams at UChicago Medicine collaboratively provide innovative and cutting edge therapy to patients from all over the world.