The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency will include ambulatory practice sites across the Northwestern Medicine health system. These clinics will facilitate development of skills needed for management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and heart failure; as well as a focus on specialty clinics such as hepatology, HIV, women's health, and inflammatory conditions. The resident will also be involved in administrative projects, the development of new ambulatory care practice sites and collaboration in accreditation activities for specialty pharmacy services. The program will also allow the resident to continue to build upon teaching competencies.
PGY2 Critical Care
Director: Bryan Lizza, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP
The PGY2 Critcal Care Pharmacy Residency is a 12 month program that focuses on the delivery of optimal pharmacotherapy to the critically ill patient. Required rotations include Cardiothoracic ICU, Coronary Care Unit, Emergency Medicine, MICU, Neurospine ICU, Surgical ICU, and Administration. Elective rotations include Burn ICU (off-site), Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease Consults, Neonatal ICU, Nutrition Support, Pediatric ICU (off-site), Solid Organ Transplant, and Toxicology. In addition to required rotations, opportunities for experiential and didactic education, professional socialization, and leadership development are available and considered important aspects of the program.
Eligible applicants include:
Graduate of a Doctor of Pharmacy program from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy
Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program
Eligible for Illinois licensure
Participation in an onsite interview
About Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is a large academic medical center with 897 beds, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The pharmacy department at NMH has a long history of training pharmacy residents since 1978. Currently, our department has 10 PGY1 residents, 4 non-traditional PGY1 residents, 10 PGY2 residents and 3 infectious diseases fellows.
The pharmacy practice model of NMH is a patient-centered, team-based, integrated approach to care. At Northwestern University, every pharmacist has both clinical and operational responsibilities. Clinical pharmacists rotate through day shifts, evening shifts and weekends to provide high level, continuous patient care. We have approximately 250 FTEs, more than 60 percent of the pharmacists are board-certified and greater than 70 percent have completed residency or fellowship training.
Our pharmacists are divided into eight clinical service teams, including:
Internal Medicine (including Anticoagulation and Psychiatry)
Solid Organ Transplant
Women's Health/Neonatal Care
We also have pharmacists specializing in drug information, nutrition... support, investigational drug service and informatics.
Team based precepting: NMH operates as a team-based integrated pharmacy practice model. Each rotation has a designated primary preceptor who coordinates the rotation experience. Residents usually spend time with multiple pharmacists on the same clinical team throughout the month. Residents have the opportunity to experience different precepting styles and learn from more than one preceptor.
Layered learning model: NMH has developed a layered learning model, mimicking the medical model of active learning. Learning at NMH is handled in a layered fashion, from attending level clinical pharmacist preceptor to resident to student. During many rotations, residents are expected to teach and mentor pharmacy students. PGY2 residents will also serve as the secondary preceptor for PGY1 residents.
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