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PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Northern Illinois

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program at UW Health Northern Illinois is designed to build upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care, allowing them to excel in a high-level leadership role in an institutional pharmacy setting. Pharmacy administration at SwedishAmerican oversees pharmacy staff in multiple areas, including: inpatient hospital, outpatient retail, ambulatory clinics, specialty pharmacy, anticoagulation clinic, home infusion, regional cancer center, central fill pharmacy, and rural hospital site (Belvidere, IL). Residents will work collaboratively with the SwedishAmerican Pharmacy leadership team in leading process improvement projects, providing patient care in a collaborative practice clinic, chair subcommittees of the P&T committee, and manage human resources and financial resources to develop advanced leadership skills. Resident experiences will be tailored to meet individual goals and expectations.

The goal of this HSPAL PGY2 residency is to develop the pharmacy leaders of tomorrow. As a member of the pharmacy enterprise leadership team, the resident will receive extensive training in all key pharmacy department administrative areas to allow them to be exceptionally qualified for a variety of clinical or operational leadership positions upon completion of the residency.

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Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory Practice Management
  • Budgeting and Financial Oversight
  • Community Pharmacy Administration
  • Growth and Strategy
  • Health-System Leadership
  • Home Infusion
  • Human Resources Management
  • Informatics
  • Inpatient Operations Management
  • 340B and Contract Pharmacy

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Committee Leadership
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Transitions of Care

Electives

  • Clinical Coordinator Leadership
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Drug Policy and Procedures
  • Pharmacy Enterprise Marketing
  • Specialty Pharmacy Administration

Program contact

E. Thomas Carey, Pharm.D.
Senior Director of Pharmacy Services
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership PGY2 Residency Program Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Contact email: tcarey@uwhealth.org

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy residency program at UW Health SwedishAmerican allows the resident to gain clinical skills and hands on experience by being part of a multidisciplinary team in a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident’s interests in critical care. The critical care unit (CCU) is a 30 bed mixed medical, surgical, and neuro intensive care unit in the Heart Hospital. The critical care pharmacists at UW Health SwedishAmerican provide prospective medication order review and active participation in multidisciplinary rounds. Pharmacists also provide recommendations and prepare medications during cardiac resuscitations, intubations, and other medical emergencies in the critical care unit and hospital.

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Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Critical Care
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Surgical Intensive Care
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Leadership
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Pharmacy Project
  • Teaching and Precepting

Electives

  • Mental Health (acute care)
  • Nutrition Support
  • Toxicology (Illinois Poison Center & Toxicology at Toxikon Consortium)
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Transplant at UW Madison (requires additional Wisconsin license)
  • Trauma Life Services at UW Madison (requires additional Wisconsin license)
  • Neuro ICU at UW Madison (requires additional Wisconsin license)

Program contact

Wendy Slipke, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist, Critical Care PGY2 Residency Program Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Contact email: wslipke@uwhealth.org

Current resident

Michaela Todd, Pharm.D.
Contact email: mtodd2@uwhealth.org

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at UW Health Northern Illinois allows the resident to experience a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident’s interests in emergency medicine. SwedishAmerican Hospital is a Level II trauma center with a 34-bed Emergency Department with more than 80,000 patient visits annually.

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Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Emergency Medicine I, II & III
  • Toxicology (Illinois Poison Center & Toxicology at Toxikon Consortium)
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Administration
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Grand rounds
  • Medical use evaluation
  • Pharmacy practice
  • Pharmacy project
  • Teaching and precepting

Electives

  • Trauma (Advocate Christ Medical Center)
  • Mental Health
  • Critical Access Hospital

Program contact

Kirk Schubert, Pharm.D.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61104
Contact email: kschubert@uwhealth.org

Current resident

Daniel Smith, Pharm.D.
Contact email: dsmith6@uwhealth.org

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency program at SwedishAmerican Hospital’s URAC-accredited Specialty Pharmacy builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities, including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Our program aims to develop each residents’ professional, clinical and leadership skills through outpatient pharmacy services.  Training within SwedishAmerican’s URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy, Outpatient Pharmacy, and various clinics provides a wide range of outpatient practice areas necessary to become leaders in pharmacy. Resident experiences are tailored to meet individual goals and expectations.

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Required learning experiences

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Hypertension Clinic
  • Medication and Diabetes Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Regional Cancer Center

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Administration
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Pharmacy Project
  • Patient Centered Dispensing
  • Pharmacy Precepting
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Elective learning experiences

  • Critical Access Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
  • Headache
  • Infectious Disease
  • Transitions of Care
  • Teaching Certificate Program

Specialty disease states

  • Asthma
  • Hepatitis
  • HIV
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and more

Program contact

Ellyn Chwistek, Pharm.D., CSP
Specialty Pharmacist, PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Contact email: echwistek@uwhealth.org

Current residents

Jessica DePaul, Pharm.D.
Contact email: jdepaul@uwhealth.org

Tracy Lor, Pharm.D.
Contact email: tlor@uwhealth.org

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The ASHP accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program at UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Learn more about this program (pdf)

Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Anticoagulation
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Research

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Project
  • Precepting
  • Pharmacy Practice (Staffing)
  • Code Blue Response
  • Teaching Certificate (Optional)

Elective learning experiences

  • Management
  • Cardiology
  • Nutrition Support
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Oncology
  • Mental Health
  • Transitions of Care
  • Women’s & Children’s Services (including NICU)
  • Repeat required learning experience

Program contact

Kara Hoadley, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Residency Program Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61104
Contact email: khoadley@uwhealth.org

Current residents

Mohil Trivedi, Pharm.D.
Contact email: mtrivedi@uwhealth.org

Brooke Williams, Pharm.D.
Contact email: bwilliams@uwhealth.org