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Northern Illinois Pharmacy Residency research projects

Northern Illinois Pharmacy Residency research projects

Pharmacy residents at UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital develop project management skills by completing clinical research projects during their residency.

Residents initiate, design, and implement a project throughout the course of the year. Resident research projects lead to process improvements and aid in growth of the pharmacy department and hospital. Past resident projects are listed below. 

2023-2024 residents

2022-2023 residents

Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs Northern Illinois

Application process

Applicants should submit a standard application through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please encourage reference writers to add a brief, program-specific comment if possible.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  • Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  • If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  • From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.

All applications must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • 3 letters of reference
  • Official pharmacy school transcripts

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • For PGY2 applicants, successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency (eligible for early commitment through the PGY1 program)

Application deadlines

  • PGY1 Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 8, 2024
  • PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 10, 2024
  • PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 5, 2024
  • PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency: Jan. 3, 2024
  • PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency: Jan. 31, 2024

Pharmacy Residency Stipends and Benefits Northern Illinois

PGY1 residents receive a stipend of $47,500 per year, and PGY2 residents receive a stipend of $50,000 per year. Additionally, each year residents receive the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance benefits
  • Professional travel and meeting attendance reimbursement
  • Free parking
  • Concierge service

Pharmacy Residency programs at UW Health Northern Illinois

About UW Health Northern Illinois

For more than a century, SwedishAmerican Hospital has cared for our community and the great people who live here. That’s why we’re dedicated to delivering high quality health care and strategies to keep our community well. As a part of UW Health, we offer patients local access to many world-class specialists right here in northern Illinois.

SwedishAmerican is also a teaching hospital that hosts the University of Illinois College of Medicine’s residency program. Clinical pharmacists are assigned to the emergency department, each floor of the hospital, specialty pharmacy, cancer center, retail pharmacy and the pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic. 

Our robust pharmacy residency program has grown over the last few years, and we now offer five different programs: 

Our community

Rockford is filled with museums, golf courses, unique shopping, acres of state parks to explore, along with some of the best restaurants around — there’s no limit to what you can find in the region. This friendly Midwest community offers a range of residential opportunities whether you’re looking for something out of the way, in the country, along the river, or right in the heart of the city — at a cost typically 20 percent less than that of bigger cities. Even better–we’re less than 90 minutes from Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee, making a weekend getaway simple.

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