The goal of the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) pediatric pharmacy residency program is to provide the resident with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of age-related pharmacotherapy in the pediatric population. The resident will be exposed to multiple pediatric populations within an interdisciplinary setting to allow them to become an independent clinician. The resident will be able to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills within pediatric pharmacotherapy through active participation in required and elective patient care rotations and a multitude of other learning opportunities. In addition, the resident will learn how to appropriately review, prepare, and dispense pediatric medications in a safe and efficient manner. Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to independently conduct practice based research and lead practice based quality initiatives.
The Rush University Children’s Hospital (RUCH) is comprised of 110-licensed beds with many pediatric services including an 18-bed PICU, a 60-bed Level III NICU, and a 20-bed General Pediatric unit. RUCH has a Fetal & Neonatal Medicine Center for congenital abnormalities, an Infant Cardiac Program performing about 80 cardiovascular surgeries yearly, a state of the art Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and is recognized as a center for excellence in pediatric ECMO and antimicrobial stewardship.
The resident is expected to have successfully completed an ASHP-accredited (or pre-candidate status) PGY-1 residency. Other requirements include: current curriculum vitae, letter of intent, PharmD from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, eligible for Illinois licensure, 3 letters of recommendation, and pharmacy school transcripts.
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).