Participation in Rush Health Plans (health/life insurance), lab coats, ACLS/PALS training, partial travel and CE reimbursement, and approximately 20 days of PTO.
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 and Neonatal Medicine Center for congenital abnormalities, a fetal cardiac program, 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: PharmD from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, PhorCAS application, curriculum vitae, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendations, academic transcripts, and eligibility for Illinois pharmacist licensure.
Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 671-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the 61-bed Johnston R. Bowman Health Center and Rush University. For more than 180 years, the Medical Center has been leading the way in developing innovative and often life-saving treatments.
In addition to its mission in patient care, education and research, the Medical Center maintains a strong commitment to the community. Rush reaches out to the Chicago community through offerings such as the Rush Community Services Initiatives Program, an umbrella for several student-led outreach programs designed to address the social and health care needs of residents in neighboring communities.
For the third year in a row, RUSH University Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Of more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated, RUSH ranked 20th in the nation, with 10 specialties rated among the country’s top 50 — and six RUSH programs ranked in the top 20. The health care performance improvement company Vizient ranked Rush University Medical Center No. 3 among 107 U.S. academic medical centers in its latest Quality a...nd Accountability Study.
The Department of Pharmacy at Rush consists of over 200 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. Pharmacy residency programs have been in place for over 40 years and currently consists of 10 PGY1 residents and 6 PGY2 residents.