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Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Northern Illinois

Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Northern Illinois

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at UW Health Northern Illinois, 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.

Current residents:
Grant Perschke, Pharm.D.
Dayna Redini, Pharm.D.

Projects:

  • Implementation of a pharmacist-led protocol to assess transitions of care in uncontrolled or new insulin requiring diabetic patients
  • Evaluation of the management of immune related adverse events related to treatment with checkpoint Inhibitors in a regional cancer center and community hospital
  • Assessment of fibrinolytics for management of empyema
  • Evaluation of gonorrheal and chlamydial infections presenting in the emergency department of a community hospital
  • Rapid susceptibility results and pharmacist impact on antibiotic stewardship for gram-negative bloodstream infections in a community hospital
  • Sepsis treatment of inpatients in a community hospital: evaluation of antibiotic and fluid administration
  • Evaluation of the impact of pharmacist driven utilization of oritavancin in a community hospital emergency department
  • Pharmacist-led initiative to reduce hospitalizations and length of stay in the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

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PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program in Specialty Pharmacy

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency program at UW Health Northern Illinois’ 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.

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PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency

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 greater than 80,000 patient visits annually.

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PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency program at UW Health Northern Illinois, allows the resident to gain clinical skills by being a part of a multidisciplinary team in a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident’s interests in critical care. SwedishAmerican Hospital has a 30-bed mixed Critical Care Unit that manages medical, surgical, and neurological patients.

Current Resident:
Michael Pierce, Pharm.D.

Projects:

  • Dexmedetomidine medication use evaluation for alcohol withdrawal syndrome

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PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

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.

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Application process

All interested candidates must participate in the ASHP Resident Matching program and apply in PHORCAS.

Applying to the Pharmacy Administrative Residency Program

Application Process

Applicants should submit a standard application through the standard Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) application the following information:

  • A letter of intent/personal statement. The letter of intent should state your reasons for pursuing both the residency program and graduate study, what your research interests are and why you are prepared for a graduate level program.
  • Three letters of recommendation using the “standardized form” within PhORCAS. We encourage reference writers to “individualize” their recommendation by taking advantage of the “brief program comments” text box. This is a free text area within the standardized form that allows reference writers to add up to 1,000 characters of additional information to the standardized form, if desired.
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • No additional “supplemental information” is required through PhORCAS.

To do so, follow the steps below:

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

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is January 2, 2022.

Applying to the Graduate School

All applicants must also complete an online University of Wisconsin graduate school admission application. Bear in mind the following when completing the online application:

  • 1A: First semester/year in which you wish to enroll should read Fall (yr): year in which you enroll; full time
  • 1B: Select Pharmacy MS (call number MS 756 PHM) for Intended Major Field of Study
  • The graduate school will also ask for a “letter of intent.” You may use the same content of the letter of intent you completed for PhORCAS, but you will need to re-submit this information with the grad school application.
  • Provide the graduate school with three references. The pharmacy department will provide the graduate school with the references submitted through PhORCAS.

Pharmacy Residency Stipends and Benefits

Residents receive a stipend of $47,500 per year. Additionally, each year residents receive the following benefits:

  • 144 hours of paid time off (PTO), inclusive of vacation, holidays and sick time, during each year of the residency program. PTO must be utilized for all UW Health recognized holidays the resident is not assigned to staff. Typically, residents are assigned to staff either New Year’s, Thanksgiving or Christmas and Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day.
  • Funding for professional meetings

Residents are not required to use vacation time to attend meetings. As employees of UW Health and the School of Pharmacy, residents receive full health, vision and dental insurance benefits and full access to the University of Wisconsin’s recreational, educational and cultural facilities.

Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs

Application Process

Applicants should submit a standard application (personal statement/letter of intent, three references and a CV) 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:

  1. Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  2. If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  3. From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.
  4. For the PGY-1 Pharmacy program, in your CV, please include the following: Average hours per week worked for work experience(s), description of the patient impact or clinical skills you gained and used while completing rotations and indication of whether leadership position(s) held were elected, appointed or volunteer positions.
  5. For the PGY1 Pharmacy program, answer the required DEI supplemental questions as part of the application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is Jan. 2, 2022.

Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Wisconsin

UW Health is a world-class academic medical center in Madison, Wis., with a pharmacy department that is nationally recognized in the areas of clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership and residency training. We offer an ideal setting for residents to develop the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence needed to assist them in reaching their career goals. UW Health residencies offer many advantages, including:

  • Experience in an organization recognized nationally for patient care and safety at both departmental and organizational levels
  • Participation in a pharmacist clinical practice model in which pharmacists are integral members of the health care team
  • Access to academic medical center resources – the Health Sciences Learning Center and UW School of Pharmacy are readily accessible
  • The opportunity for teaching, including a teaching certificate program for residents
  • Access to the progressive Drug Policy Program and Pharmaceutical Research Center
  • A departmental emphasis on advancement of technology and patient safety

2021 Interview Dates

PGY-1 will be holding interviews on the following dates:

  • Monday, Jan. 31
  • Friday, Feb. 4
  • Monday, Feb. 7
  • Friday, Feb. 11
  • Monday, Feb. 14

2021 Information Sessions

UW Health’s Pharmacy Department invites you to attend our 2021 Informational Sessions to learn more about the programs we have to offer. Here you will have the chance to hear from current residents, program directors, preceptors and alumni.

  • Monday, Dec. 13, 2021 from 6-7 p.m.

Register for information sessions

Pharmacy Residency Programs

In 2021, 29 pharmacy residents entered the pharmacy residency training programs at UW Health. Select from the following residencies to view more information about the program and to learn how to apply. At this time, we do not have a need to sponsor visas for our residency programs.

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