The mission of the Rush PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency is to graduate compassionate emergency medicine pharmacists who excel as both clinicians and scholars. The Emergency Medicine Residency at Rush University Medical Center will provide the resident with a well-rounded experience and is designed to develop the resident's clinical expertise in the care of patients through a variety of core and elective rotations. Additionally, residents will have opportunities to gain experience in teaching, research and quality improvement.
The PGY2 resident will have the opportunity to participate in multidisciplinary care of patients in an academic teaching environment. The resident’s foundation in emergency medicine will be developed through practice in a 60-bed combined adult and pediatric emergency department (ED) with ~75,000 patient visits annually. The ED is an accredited stroke and chest pain center, designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics, and recognized as a state-of-the-art disaster preparedness facility. The medical intensive care unit consists of 25-beds covered by two treatment teams. The pediatric or neonatal intensive care units consist of 18 or 60-beds, respectively. Rotations in trauma and toxicology (Illinois Poison Control Center) will be completed offsite. Opportunities for electives include, but are not limited to cardiac surgery, surgical intensive care, neuroscience intensive care, cardiac intensive care, and additional experiences with emergency medical services (pre-hospital care).
The PGY2 resident will be expected to complete a longitudinal research project suitable for publication in collaboration with an experienced preceptor. The project will be of the resident’s choice and involve an emergency medicine concept. The project will be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference in April and/or other emergency medicine conference, if accepted.
The resident will be expected to take overnight call in the medical center approximately one out of every 10 to 14 nights. Responsibilities during call include, but are not limited to, pharmacokinetic drug monitoring, answering clinical questions, participation in code blue and rapid response emergencies, approval of restricted antimicrobials, and participation in acute stroke emergencies.
Graduation from an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, or one in candidate status.
About Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R. Bowman Health Center.
A unique combination of research and patient care has earned Rush national rankings in nine of 16 specialty areas in U.S. News & World Report's 2013-14 America's Best Hospitals issue, among other recognitions of our quality of care and accreditations.
The Department of Pharmacy at Rush consists of over 100 employees working with the latest technology to provide safe and cost-effective care to patients. The practice model is such that it can provide clinical services to patients 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The residency program has been in place for 35 years and currently consists of 8 PGY1 residents and 6 PGY2 residents (1 of which are supported by Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy).