The combined PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership resident will have the opportunity to participate in organizational leadership in an academic teaching environment. The resident’s foundation in pharmacy leadership will be developed through leadership in a pharmacy department that manages a 32-million-dollar annual drug budget with almost 4 million inpatient doses dispensed annually. Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving both adults and children.
As a PGY1, the pharmacy resident will complete all the requirements of the PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Rush University Medical Center. Experiences are tailored to the individual resident's background and interests. Required rotations include Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Practice Management, Clinical Management, Critical Care (MICU, NSICU, or SICU), Immunology (Hematology/Oncology or Solid Organ Transplant), and Pediatrics. A 24 hour in house on-call program provides the resident with unique and challenging experiences overnight.
As a PGY2, the pharmacy resident will be exposed to a variety of practice areas including Clinical Pharmacy Services and Formulary Management, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Medication Safety and Pharmacy and Hospital Administration. The resident will also engage in a number of longitudinal experiences including leading and coordinating the pharmacy internship program, leading and coordinating pharmacy residency recruitment, precepting residents and students and working as the pharmacy administrator on call. The residency program will be tailored to meet the unique goals of the resident while providing a well-rounded experience. The PGY2 resident will rotate alongside other pharmacy leaders in covering the pharmacy administrator on call pager Monday-Friday. Responsibilities during call include, but are not limited to, participating in Hospital Incident Command, reviewing non-formulary medication requests, managing operational/staffing efficiencies and regulatory monitoring.
Rush University System for Health is consistently recognized for our outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. 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 fourth year in a row, RUSH University Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s best on U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, one of only 22 hospitals in the nation to earn this recognition. Eleven specialties ranked among the best in the U.S., including orthopedics (5th in nation), neurology and neurosurgery (14th in n...ation), cardiology and heart surgery (15th in nation) and ear, nose and throat (22nd in nation). Only 5% of hospitals evaluated receive scores high enough to rank nationally in even one specialty. Among the nation's best of quality, RUSH University Medical Center ranked No. 2 in the nation in Vizient's latest Quality and Accountability Study, and has been in the top 5 for 10 consecutive years.
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 7 PGY2 residents.