Pharmacy Residency Programs at UW Health Northern Illinois

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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 more 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.