PGY1 Residency Programs
The Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) residency programs provide training in overall delivery of healthcare with a major emphasis placed on drug-related issues and practices. During these one-year programs, the resident effectively makes the transition from student pharmacist to independent practitioner under guidance from the clinical faculty. The programs also prepare well those planning further specialized training.
The PGY1 programs' main goals are to:
- develop skilled clinical pharmacists capable of practicing in all settings
- provide exposure to a diverse scope of pharmaceutical care services
- foster leaders in clinical pharmacy practice and education
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The pharmacy practice residency program provides training in overall delivery of healthcare with a major emphasis placed on drug-related issues and practices. During this one-year program, the resident effectively makes the transition from student pharmacist to independent practitioner under guidance from the clinical faculty. The program also serves to prepare well those planning further specialized training.
PGY1 Pharmacy (Rockford Campus)
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at the UIC Health Sciences Campus in Rockford provides diverse training in advanced clinical practice. The 12-month program is designed to prepare residents for valuable integration as pharmaceutical care experts on interdisciplinary care teams in versatile clinical settings. The program also ensures preparation for further specialized training.
Community-based / Specialty Pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice maintains four PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency Programs each focusing on a different community-based or specialty pharmacy model.
UI Health and UIC College of Pharmacy are pleased to offer a one-year,
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency for International Graduates. As a graduate of
this program you will be prepared to assume the roles and responsibilities
of a clinician and educator. Graduates of this program will be prepared
to apply skills learned in training at UIC to the advancement of pharmacy
practice and pharmacy training abroad.
Residents have opportunities to work with a wide variety of services seeing species from large animal, small animal, zoological medicine and wildlife. The residency includes several opportunities to experience diverse practice settings and apply veterinary pharmacy fundamentals. These include required rotations at a compounding pharmacy and inpatient hospital pharmacy as well as elective opportunities to experience practice at contract zoos, Medical District Primary Care in Chicago, UIC College of Pharmacy, and Midwest Equine. For those interested in pharmacy management, there are several opportunities for rotations designed to develop critical management skills.