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UIC Community Pharmacy

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Pharmacy residency training programs are held within the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UI Health). The Department of Pharmacy Practice, the department of all residency trainees, is the most comprehensive unit of its type in the United States and continues a tradition of exemplary service through its mission of providing quality education, research, and patient care. The department educates and trains students, residents, and fellows as well as practicing pharmacists to become nationally recognized for their leadership, knowledge and competence in practice, research, and teaching

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The University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer a one-year, ASHP accredited PGY1 residency in Community Pharmacy. As a graduate of this program you will be prepared to: utilize clinical skills to provide exceptional pharmaceutical care for patients in a community pharmacy; develop and implement innovative and sustainable patient care services, as well as maintain or improve current services; and obtain a position in community, ambulatory care, and academia, and commit to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy through continued education and involvement.

• Experiential teaching and precepting of P1-P4 students
• Providing an ACPE-accredited seminar
• Didactic lectures in one elective and two core pharmacy courses
• Providing in-services to pharmacy staff

• At least one main project with results to be presented at the APhA Annual
Meeting as a poster, and at Great Lakes Residency Conference as a
podium presentation
• Creation of a clinical service to be offered in the pharmacy
• Manuscript development and submission

• Every other Saturday in Specialty Care Building Pharmacy

• Immunization certification required
• BLS certification required
• Resident Teaching Certificate (upon graduation)
• Additional certificate programs as available and applicable

• PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
• Licensure in Illinois
• Ability to start the residency on July 1
• Selection based on completed application through PhORCAS and
an on-site interview

With more than 30 clinical faculty members associated with the program, the Community Pharmacy Residency offers ambulatory care and outpatient pharmacy rotation opportunities at a wide and diverse range of practice sites and experiences. These include:

Ambulatory Care
• Anticoagulation
• Cardiology
• Dialysis
• Digestive Diseases & Liver Clinic
• Family Medicine*
• General Medicine
• HIV/Infectious Diseases
• Medication Therapy Management Clinic*
• Neurology
• Oncology
• Pediatrics
• Psychiatry
• Pulmonology
• Smoking Cessation
• Women’s Health
*longitudinal clinics, August-December

Outpatient Pharmacy
• Immunizations
• Specialty Pharmacy Services
• Medication Assistance Program
• Pharmacy Management
• Outpatient-Based Clinical
Pharmacy Services

This ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency has been training pharmacists since 2012. Our diverse faculty, innovative outpatient pharmacies, and progressive clinics provide our residents with an experience like no other. Our residency alumni hold positions within pharmacy academia, clinical pharmacy, and professional organizations nationwide and are developing into leaders in the world of pharmacy practice. We are proud of our tradition, our outcomes and our graduates and with the increasing expectations of the public and other health professional to improve the lives of patients, we are confident that our residency program will grow and develop to meet this challenge. The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency is a program that brings together the diverse experiences in UIC’s outpatient pharmacies with advanced concepts of pharmaceutical care provided in the outpatient clinics. Along with the Residency Project, creation of an ACPEaccredited seminar, and the Teaching Certificate program, this rigorous program provides a strong basis for multiple career pathways.

Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, PharmD, BCACP Heading link

Clinical Assistant Professor

833 South Wood Street, Room 164, College of Pharmacy, Chicago, Illinois 60612