PGY1 Community Residency


The UIC Community Pharmacy Residency seeks to provide the resident with an array of experiences at cutting edge outpatient pharmacies and clinics at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Chicago.

While in the outpatient pharmacies, the resident will hone their counseling skills in the areas of contraception, transplant, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, pain, and infectious disease.  The resident will have the opportunity to develop patient care programs in the pharmacies as they deem appropriate for their patient population. 

In addition, the resident will spend 2 days a week rotating through the Ambulatory Care Clinics at UIC.  This will help the resident gain a great deal of practical clinical knowledge, improve communication skills, and provide excellent pharmaceutical care. 

Other time will be spent doing didactic teaching, as well as precepting first-year through fourth-year student pharmacists at their practice sites.

UIC-Community Brochure

Contact information:
Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, Pharm.D
Community Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone: 312-355-2405 

UIC-Dominick's Pharmacy (PGY1)

Dominick’s Pharmacy in partnership with UIC offers an ASHP-APhA accredited PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency.   Dominick’s, a Safeway company, is a grocery chain pharmacy in the Chicagoland area.  The goal of the Dominick’s Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Practice Residency is to educate and train a pharmacist capable of independently providing pharmaceutical care in the community with complementary abilities and skills to innovate, market, and cost-justify contemporary patient care services.

Residents spend their time in the community pharmacy, academic, and clinical pharmacy settings.  Activities include: conducting screenings, disease state management, medication therapy management, teaching, precepting and development of patient care services.  The resident receives a Visiting Instructor Appointment and Teaching and Learning Certificate through UIC upon residency completion.

Since 1996, the nationally recognized Dominick’s Pharmacy Community Practice Residency is committed to providing a 12 month training year that is tailored to the needs and interests of the residents.  Our accredited program is managed by award winning pharmacists and has over a decade of experience as the first accredited community program in the state of Illinois.  Opportunities and benefits are highly competitive.

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Contact information:
Sonali G. Kshatriya, PharmD, CDM
Dominick's Pharmacy Residency Director
Phone: 630-891-5168


UIC-Jewel-Osco/SuperValu Pharmacies (PGY1)

Since 2003, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy has offered a community pharmacy residency position affiliated with Osco Drug. The Osco Drug pharmacy site, the College of Pharmacy and the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago are conveniently located a short distance apart within the Illinois Medical District.

This community pharmacy residency program provides a wide array of opportunities to ensure your thorough professional development and is divided into seven core areas: (1) direct patient care, which includes experiences in both the community setting and UIC ambulatory care clinics; (2) new service development, which includes developing and implementing a new clinical service; (3) community-based research project; (4) teaching, which includes experiences in a variety of settings: patient education, drug information, precepting, participation in UIC’s teaching certificate program, and lecture and workshop-based instruction; (5) corporate leadership and management; (6) pharmacy workflow; (7) pharmacy informatics.

Through active participation in educational opportunities in the community, corporate, and academic settings, graduates of this program have the clinical and management skills necessary to operate a profitable pharmacy, while providing financially sound patient care and chronic condition management services. The resident also engages in a range of activities that develop leadership and teaching skills. Our curriculum-based education approach ensures that our graduates gain the leadership skills necessary to be adaptable to the ever-changing practice of pharmacy.

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Contact information:
Megan Wagner, PharmD
Residency Program Director
Phone: 847-916-4420
Fax: 847-916-4123

UIC-Walgreens Pharmacy (PGY1)

The mission of the Walgreens Community Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide postgraduate training that enables residents to achieve their professional goals, become a leader within the profession, provide compassionate care for members of their communities and contribute to the Walgreen Company's advancement in healthcare.

The residency program is based at the Walgreens Pharmacy located within Northwestern Memorial Hospital at the Galter Pavilion. This premier pharmacy location offers a variety of innovative clinical pharmacy services for patients who are prescribed complex therapies such as HIV/AIDS, oncology, transplant and Hepatitis C. The community pharmacists at this site work closely with medical staff, respiratory care and home care clinicians to provide optimal drug therapy for patients. In addition, residents gain insights on management issues that can affect the implementation of patient care services in the community pharmacy setting.

The residency is offered in partnership with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. This partnership allows the resident the opportunity to gain experiences in the delivery of clinical pharmacy services in ambulatory care clinics. The resident actively participates in teaching and precepting experiences at the College.

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Contact information:
Judy Sommers Hanson, PharmD. FAPhA
Senior Manager, Clinical Education and Health Testing Services
Phone: 847-315-7166
Fax: 847-315-3109