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PGY2 Drug Information Residency Programs

Our PGY2 Drug Information residency programs prepare pharmacists to excel in academic, institutional, or industry-based drug information settings.

UIC PGY2 Drug Information Residency Program

The Drug Information Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago is an academic and consultative unit of the College of Pharmacy and provides clinical support to organizations in need. The goals of the Group are to provide evidence-based medical information, to enhance the skills of health care professionals through training and education, and to serve as a resource for health care professionals involved in patient care.

The ASHP-accredited UIC PGY2 residency in drug information is a 12-month program designed to enhance the resident's clinical skills and to develop expertise in:

  • efficient retrieval of drug information
  • critical analysis of drug literature
  • medical writing
  • didactic and experiential teaching
  • medication use policy
  • medication safety

Elective experiences are available in industry, informatics, poison information, professional pharmacy organizations, investigational drugs, and research. Other elective rotation opportunities may be available based on the resident's goals, qualifications, and interest.  The ASHP PGY2 Drug Information residency goals and objectives are available here

The resident will participate in the UIC resident seminar series and complete a teaching certificate program. The resident will be required to initiate and conduct a drug information-related research project. During the course of the year, the resident will prepare several written manuscripts and other writing projects. The resident will also gain longitudinal medication use policy experience by serving on a committee at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System. The resident will have an academic appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, engage in the co-precepting of students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations, and serve as a lecturer and recitation facilitator for a drug information course. The resident will provide independent after-hours drug information service coverage during the residency year.

A Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of an accredited PGY1 residency are required. Illinois licensure is required within 60 days of residency initiation. The appointment will be for 12 months beginning July 1, 2019. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

For additional information or to apply, please contact:

Michael GabayPharmD, JD, BCPS

UIC PGY2 Drug Information Residency Program Director
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy 
Department of Pharmacy Practice, Room 164
833 South Wood Street, M/C 886
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone (312) 413-3977
Fax (312) 996-0448
mgabay@uic.edu

UIC PGY2 Drug Information Residency Forms 

PGY2 Drug Information Brochure.pdf

How to Apply for the UIC PGY2 Drug Information Residency

A writing sample is required as part of the application. Please upload this via the supplementary section of PhorCAS.
Three (3) letters of recommendation are required as part of the application.
Applications are due by January 7, 2019.

Drug Information Faculty

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS (Director)
Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Courtney Krueger, PharmD, BCPS
Mary Lynn Moody, BS Pharm 
Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Rita Soni, PharmD, BCPS
Samantha Spencer, PharmD, BCPS
Patricia Hartke, PharmD
Katherine Sarna, PharmD, BCPS
Laura Koppen, Pharm, BCPS
Jessica Zacher, PharmD, BCPS
Janna Afanasjeva, PharmD, BCPS

PAST PGY2 DRUG INFORMATION RESIDENTS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Huong Luu, PharmD (2000 to 2001)
Pharmacist-in-Charge and Owner 
CURA Pharmacy 
Tustin, CA

Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD (2003-2004)
Drug Information Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator
The Mount Sinai Hospital

Irene Hong, PharmD, BCPS (2009-2010)
Clinical Assistant Professor 
University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science

Heather J. Ipema, PharmD, BCPS (2009-2010)
Clinical Assistant Professor 
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Sherilyn J. VanOsdol PharmD, BCPS (2010-2011)
Pharmacist
Rite Aid Pharmacies, California 

Lara K. Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS (2011-2012)
Clinical pharmacist/Medication Use Policy pharmacist 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Michelle Bryson, PharmD, BCPS  (2012-2013)
Medical Information and Review Manager

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Shadi Ghaibi, PharmD, BCPS (2012-2013)
Formulary and Utilization Management Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente, Seattle, WA

Aparna Reddy, PharmD (2013-2014)
Director of Pharmacy
Paris Regional Medical Center, Paris, TX

Carol Poskay, PharmD (2014-2015)
Senior Manager, Medical Information
Avexis, Inc.

Samantha Spencer, PharmD, BCPS (2014-2015)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Katherine Sarna, PharmD, BCPS (2015-2016)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Laura Koppen, PharmD (2016-2017)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Elana Nelson, PharmD (2017-2018)
Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Nicole Mueller, PharmD, BCPS (2014-2015)
Medical Information and Review Analyst
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Patricia Hartke, PharmD (2015-2016)
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Jasmine Shah, PharmD (2016 - 2017)
Scientific Associate
Precision for Value

Kathryn Loeser, PharmD (2017 - 2018)
Medical Information and Review Analyst
Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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