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UIC PGY2 DI Residency Program

The Drug Information Group at the University of Illinois is an academic and consultative unit of the College of Pharmacy and provides clinical support to organizations in need. The goals of the Group are to provide evidence-based medical information, to enhance the skills of health care professionals through training and education, and to serve as a resource for health care professionals involved in patient care.

The ASHP-accredited UIC PGY2 residency in drug information is a 12-month program designed to enhance the resident's clinical skills and to develop expertise in:

  • efficient retrieval of drug information
  • critical analysis of drug literature
  • medical writing
  • didactic and experiential teaching
  • medication use policy
  • medication safety

The resident will also gain experience in the operation and management of a drug information group as well as project management. Elective experiences are available in industry, informatics, poison information, professional pharmacy organizations, investigational drugs, and research. Other elective rotation opportunities may be available based on the resident's goals, qualifications, and interest.

The resident will participate in the UIC resident seminar series and complete a teaching certificate program. The resident will be required to initiate and conduct a drug information-related research project. During the course of the year, the resident will prepare several written manuscripts and other writing projects. A unique opportunity exists for the resident to participate in the development of monographs and prior authorization criteria for the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services., The resident will also gain longitudinal medication use policy experience by serving on a committee at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System.The resident will have an academic appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy and will engage in the co-precepting of students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations, and serve as a lecturer and recitation facilitator for drug information and statistics courses at 2 colleges of pharmacy.

A Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of an accredited PGY1 residency are required. Illinois licensure is required within 60 days of residency initiation. The appointment will be for 12 months beginning July 1, 2015. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

For additional information or to apply, please contact:

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street, M/C 886
Chicago, Il 60612
Phone : (312) 413-3977
Fax (312) 996-0448
E-mail: mgabay@uic.edu

PGY2 Drug Information Residency Links

Faculty

Michael Gabay, PharmD, JD, BCPS
Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD
Mary Lynn Moody, BS Pharm
Rita Soni, PharmD, BCPS
Joan Stachnik, PharmD, BCPS
Courtney Krueger, PharmD, BCPS
Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Lara Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS
Michelle Bryson, PharmD, BCPS


PAST PGY2 DRUG INFORMATION RESIDENTS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

2000 to 2001: Huong Luu, PharmD
           Pharmacist-in-Charge and Owner
           CURA Pharmacy
           Tustin, CA

2003 to 2004: Carissa E. Mancuso, PharmD
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2009 to 2010:  Irene Hong, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Buffalo School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Science

           Heather J. Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2010 to 2011: Sherilyn J. VanOsdol PharmD, BCPS
           Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
           Medication Outcomes Center
           University of California, San Francisco

2011 to 2012:  Lara K. Ellinger, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

2012 to 2013:  Michelle Bryson, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Assistant Professor
           University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

           Shadi Ghaibi, PharmD, BCPS
           Clinical Pharmacist, Drug Information
           Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
           Starting August 2013

2013 to 2014:  Aparna Reddy, PharmD
                       TBD