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Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

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Residency training programs in Pharmacy 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, 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 nationally recognized for their leadership, knowledge and competence in practice, research, and teaching.

UI Health and the College of Pharmacy are pleased to offer a one-year specialized residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership. This program provides you an opportunity to gain a well-rounded experience in a progressive pharmacy department. A variety of inpatient and outpatient rotations will allow you to develop your skill set in areas such as departmental strategic planning, budget preparation, expansion of pharmacy services in the ambulatory setting, the 340B drug pricing program, identification/benchmarking of pharmacy metrics, clinical service development, and specialty pharmacy. The goal of this residency is to develop a confident, well prepared administrator, educator, and researcher who will be prepared to assume a wide array of leadership roles in pharmacy administration.

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PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.  PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.  Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The goal of this PGY2 residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership is to develop the pharmacy leaders of tomorrow.  The resident will receive extensive training in all key pharmacy department administrative areas to allow him/her to be qualified for a variety of management/leadership positions upon completion of the residency.

Training (rotations) – 4 weeks in length unless otherwise indicated


  • Hospital pharmacy operations
  • Pharmacy IT
  • Medication use policy/formulary
  • Medication safety/quality
  • Clinical services management
  • Ambulatory pharmacy administration
  • Ambulatory pharmacy operations
  • Research (longitudinal)
  • Leadership/academia (longitudinal)


  • 340B drug pricing program
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care finance
  • Opioid stewardship/drug diversion
  • Telemedicine
  • Academia


The resident will be responsible for co-precepting PGY1 residents on the management rotation and pharmacy students on their hospital pharmacy rotation.  The resident will also provide at least one didactic lecture in one of the college’s management courses and present at the monthly PGY1 meeting with the pharmacy director.  In addition, the resident will participate in international programs offered by the College of Pharmacy, presenting on pharmacy management topics.

Research/Scholarly Activity

The resident will be required to present one continuing education seminar during the residency year.  In addition, the resident will be required to complete a major research project, present the project at appropriate meetings, and develop/submit a manuscript for publication in a suitable journal.


  • Must possess a PharmD degree
  • Completion of a ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency
  • Licensure in Illinois
  • Able to start residency on July 1


  • The resident will have an academic appointment at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy for one year
  • A competitive salary and benefits package is offered
  • The tuition to participate in the ASHP Foundation’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy program is paid by the residency program.

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health)

The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics are part of UI Health, which also includes seven health science colleges.  Patient care is provided at four sites on the UI Health campus – a 465 bed, tertiary care academic hospital, an outpatient care center with 23 primary clinics and numerous specialty clinics, an Eye and Ear Infirmary and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).  The hospital is classified as a disproportionate share hospital (DSH) which allows it to participate in the 340B drug pricing program.  UI Health serves primarily an urban, indigent patient population.

The Pharmacy Department

A central pharmacy and four satellite pharmacies (operating room, critical care, pediatrics, medicine) are located in the hospital.  Within the hospital, a decentralized drug distribution system is employed, with automated dispensing cabinets on the patient care units and procedure areas.  Additional technology and automation incorporated into the medication use process includes computerized physician order entry; bedside barcode medication administration; and smart IV, PCA, and syringe pumps.  The central pharmacy has a USP 797 and USP 800 compliant cleanroom, with medication carousels, a controlled substance cabinet, and a high-speed unit dose packaging machine supporting drug distribution.  The pharmacy department also operates seven outpatient pharmacies, with six of the seven on the UI Health campus.  Additionally, six of our outpatient pharmacies participate in the 340B drug pricing program.  In conjunction with the Department of Medicine and the hospital, the pharmacy department provides telemedicine services to inmates in the Illinois prison system.  The department’s staff numbers approximately 135 pharmacists, 75 technicians, and 55 externs (students).

Andrew Donnelly, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Clinical Professor
Director of Pharmacy Services
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Director, PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

Joseph Simon, PharmD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy IT

Jamie Paek, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Senior Associate Director, Medication Use Policy & Pharmacy IT

Connie Larson, PharmD, CPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Senior Associate Director, Safety & Quality
Medication Safety Officer

Adam Bursua, PharmD, CPPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Medication Safety & Quality

John Garofalo, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Senior Associate Director, Clinical Services

Sandra Durley, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Senior Associate Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Operations

Matthew Rim, PharmD, MS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services

Paul Stranges, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Opioid Stewardship & Drug Diversion

Melissa Badowski, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, AAHIVP
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacist, HIV Telemedicine

Sheila Allen, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Experiential Education

Sherri Ojikutu-Frohnapple, PharmD, MS
Clinical Instructor
Coordinator, Hospital Pharmacy IT

Christina Maria Carrizales Cortez, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, 340B Compliance


2023-2024 – Currently Recruiting

Since 1969, the tradition of excellence in pharmacy residency training at UIC has contributed to the national advancement of pharmacy practice. Over 300 pharmacists have 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. 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 with the increasing expectations being placed on the pharmacy profession, we are confident that our residency programs will grow and develop to meet this challenge.

Past Residents in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

2021 – 2022 Heather Jarvis, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist

2020 – 2021 Kay Yamamoto, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Coordinator, Medication Safety & Qualigy
UI Health and UIC College of Pharmacy

2019 – 2020 Paloma Garcia, PharmD
Director of Inpatient Pharmacy
Loyola University Medical Center

2018 – 2019 Isha Rana, PharmD
Pharmacy Administrative Specialist, Formulary Management, Drug Information and Research
Houston Methodist

2017 – 2018 Mary Lacy, PharmD, BCPS
Manager, Pharmacy Hospital Operations
UC Health

2016 – 2017 Presley Blount, PharmD
Regional Manager for Medication Use Improvement
Mount Carmel Health System

Andrew Donnelly, PharmD, MBA, FASHP Heading link

Director of Pharmacy
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
UIC College of Pharmacy

833 South Wood Street, MC 886, Chicago, Illinois 60612