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PGY1 Residency UIC Rockford

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Rockford

Illinois’ fourth-largest city, Rockford is known for its many parks and forest preserves, as well as theaters, museums, and other “big city amenities” in the context of a smaller-town feel and cost-of-living.

While the UIC College of Pharmacy is considered “One College, Two Campuses” with the Rockford and Chicago campuses, the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Rockford offers most of its unique rotations with clinical faculty at various hospitals and clinics in the Rockford region.  The College 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.

The College is part of UIC Health Sciences Campus which includes the College of Medicine and College of Nursing. Being so closely associated with the other colleges on campus leads to unique interprofessional education opportunities in Rockford.

Explore the City of Rockford and view video footage at GoRockford.

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The UIC College of Pharmacy – Rockford Campus is pleased to offer a one-year PGY1 pharmacy residency. The program is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge obtained during Doctor of Pharmacy education. By focusing on developing clinical pharmacists prepared to offer medication-related care on multidisciplinary teams, the program provides the advantages of preparation for board certification and PGY2 pharmacy residency training. Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced clinical faculty members, the pharmacy resident will transition from a student to an independent practitioner during the 12-month program.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program resident must complete six clinical rotations in anticoagulation, drug information, family medicine, HIV/hepatitis C, hypertension, and internal medicine.

The resident will also have the opportunity to select elective rotations based on professional interests and career goals.

The UIC College of Pharmacy Rockford Campus PGY-1 residency program is fully accredited  by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)

Clinical Experience

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program in Rockford offers ambulatory care and inpatient rotation opportunities and experiences at a wide and diverse range of practice sites. These include:

  • Academia
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Correctional Medicine
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • HIV/Hepatitis C
  • Hypertension
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Teaching

  • Gain experience teaching and precepting P1-P4 students
  • Providing an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited seminar
  • Lecture in core pharmacy courses
  • Complete a teaching certificate program

Research

  • Conduct a longitudinal research project to be presented at Great Lakes Residency Conference
  • Enhance manuscript development and submission skills

Staffing

  • Every other weekend at a partner health-system

Certifications

  • BLS and ACLS certification
  • Teaching certificate program

Requirements

  • PharmD degree
  • Licensure in Illinois
  • Ability to start residency on July 1

Residency rotations take place at various health systems in the Rockford region, including:

  • UIC College of Pharmacy Rockford
  • Crusader Community Health
  • Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital
  • Miles Square Health Center – LP Johnson Rockford
  • OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center
  • SwedishAmerican Health System – A Division of UW Health
  • UIC Drug Information Group
  • Winnebago County Corrections

Past Residents

Past Residents
Resident School First Position
2021 - 2022 Aaron Hunt UIC College of Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Fellow, UIC College of Pharmacy
2020 - 2021 Alex Thorp Medical College of Wisconsin Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, ThedaCare Wisconsin
Year Resident School
2022 - 2023 Tony Rosella UIC College of Pharmacy
Year Resident School First Position
2021 - 2022 Aaron Hunt UIC College of Pharmacy Infectious Diseases Fellow; UIC College of Pharmacy
2020 - 2021 Alex Thorp Medical College of Wisconsin Ambulatory Care Pharmacist; ThedaCare, Wisconsin

Annette Hays, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES Heading link

Residency Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacy Practice

1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, Illinois 61107

Christopher Schriever, PharmD, MS, AAHIVP Heading link

Residency Program Coordinator & Clinical Associate Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy, Department of Pharmacy Practice

1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61107