International Pharmacy Residency Programs
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49 Years of excellence in pharmacy residency training.
300 Pharmacists successfully trained in our ASHP- accredited first-year-post-graduate program.
100 Graduated in our various specialized pharmacy residencies that encompass a wide range of fields that is second to none.
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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 & Health Sciences System (UI Health). The Department of Pharmacy Practice, the home 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 recognized for their leadership, knowledge and competence in practice, research, and teaching.
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To assist the Hospital in providing 24-hour, clinical pharmacy coverage to all UIC patients, PGY1 residents participate in the On-Call Program, which provides overnight and weekend clinical services. On-call activities typically include responding to “codes,” evaluating antibiotic therapies and adverse drug reactions; monitoring pharmacokinetics; and providing nutrition support and patient counseling services. Residents discuss their on-call cases during daily resident report meetings. Former UIC residents and fellows often identify this program as the most rewarding aspect of the pharmacy practice residency and the greatest contributing factor to their clinical skills development.
- Experiential teaching and precepting of P1-P4 students
- ACPE-accredited seminar
- One lecture in either grand Rounds or Experiential Course
- In-services (as needed)
- Teaching certificate program
- Required one month Academic rotation
- At least one main project to be presented at Great Lakes
- Participation in ongoing clinical research as desired
- Manuscript development and submission
- The PGY1 Residency requires a PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited program
- Licensure in Illinois
- Ability to start the residency on July 1.
Training Site & Faculty
With more than 90 clinical faculty members associated with the program, the Pharmacy Practice Residency offers rotation opportunities at a diverse range of practice sites.
- Internal Medicine (2 months)
- Critical Care
- Academia Medicine
- Drug Information
- Pharmacy Systems
- Ambulatory Care Clinic (Longitudinal)
ELECTIVE ROTATIONS – Resident may choose 4 from the following sites:
- Internal Medicine
- Clinical Research
- Coronary Care Unit
- CT Surgery
- Drug Information
- Organ Transplant
- Emergency Medicine
- Infectious Disease
- Community Health
- Family Practice
- General Medicine
- HIV/Infectious Diseases
- Women’s Health
Emergency Medicine / Toxicology
Solid Organ Transplant
Cassie Stromayer Muran, PharmD, BCPS
|2022 – 2023||Ahmed Alanazi||Medical University of South Carolinafirstname.lastname@example.org|
Since 1969, the tradition of excellence in pharmacy residency training at UIC has contributed to the national advancement of clinical pharmacy practice. Over 300 pharmacists successfully trained in our ASHP- accredited first-year-post-graduate program. In addition, we have graduated over 100 individuals in our various specialized pharmacy residencies that encompass a wide range of fields that is second to none. The goal of this unique PGY1 Pharmacy Residency for International Graduates is to continue to influence and expand clinical pharmacy practice by preparing international graduates to take their skills beyond our national borders. Our diverse faculty, in combination with the numerous progressive practice sites, provides our residents with an experience like no other. Our residency alumnae hold prominent positions within pharmacy academia, industry, and professional organizations nationwide and are leaders in the world of pharmacy practice. We are proud of our tradition, our outcomes and our graduates, and we are confident that our residency programs will grow to meet the universal challenge of providing excellent clinical pharmacy care.
|2021 – 2022||Mohammed Al Zahrani||St. Louis College of Pharmacy|
|2020 – 2021||Tracy (Xunjie) Zhang||Ohio State University||PGY2 Oncology, UIC|
|2019 – 2020||Yiwei Yin||University of Michigan||
Shanghai Chest Hospital
|2018 – 2019||Nancy (Lan Hsi) Lin||University of Buffalo||
Koo-Foundation SunYat-Sen Cancer Center,
|2017 – 2018||Po Hung Lin||UIC||
|2016 – 2017||Vicky (Yu Hsueh) Wu||UIC||
Critical Care, Wanfang Hospital,