Emergency Medicine Residency (PGY2)

The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, departments of Pharmacy Practice and Hospital services is offering a 1 year ASHP accredited PGY2 specialty residency in Emergency Medicine. The goal of the residency program is to develop expertise in the practice and delivery of pharmaceutical care in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit settings.


7-8 months Emergency Medicine
Including pediatric medicine and trauma emergency medicine
1 month Clinical Toxicology with Toxikon Consortium
1 month MICU

On site critical care training areas include: emergency medicine, medical intensive care, cardiology intensive care, neurosurgical intensive care, pediatric intensive care.

Off site critical care training areas include: trauma, emergency medicine, burn unit, intensive care unit, emergency medicine


The Emergency Medicine resident will participate in the clinical pharmacy resident on-call program and the weekend PGY2 critical care program.


The resident will be responsible for co-precepting students and PGY1 pharmacy practice residents. The resident will also serve as a lecturer in the Clinical Toxicology elective course for pharmacy students. The resident will also participate in the weekly Critical Care Conference, and the weekly Toxikon Conference.

Scholarly activity

The resident will have an academic appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy for one year, to begin on July 1. The resident will be expected to participate in clinical research and to complete 2 publications/posters within the year, including one major residency project. The resident will also be required to present one continuing education seminar during the residency year.

Emergency Medicine Residency Preceptors

Scott Benken, PharmD, BCPS
Medical Intensive Care

Lauren Dandeles, PharmD

Robert J Didomenico PharmD
Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery Services

Renee Petzel Gimbar, PharmD,
Emergency Medicine

Keri Kim, PharmD MS CTS, BCPS
Neurosciences Service

Jeffrey J Mucksavage, PharmD, BCPS
Neurosciences Services

Frank Paloucek, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Toxicology

Adrienne Perotti, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Toxicology

Isabel Porto, PharmD

JoAnne Routsolias, PharmD, RN, BCPS
Emergency Medicine, John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Eljim P Tesoro, PharmD, BCPS
Neurosciences Service

The Medical Center

The University of Illinois Medical Center is a 450 bed academic institution located approximately 2 miles west of downtown Chicago. The Medical Center serves an urban, indigent patient population.

The Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is a 31 bed department with an average of 50,000 patient visits annually. The Emergency Department treats both pediatric and adult patients. The ED staff is composed of attending physicians, clinical pharmacists, medical and pharmacy residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and medical, pharmacy and nursing students.

Toxikon Consortium

The Toxikon Consortium is a collaborative group of toxicologists from the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Stroger Hospital ( Cook County Hospital) and Rush University Medical Center that serve as medical back-up for the Illinois Poison Control Center. A Toxicology fellowship is currently offered through the Toxikon Consortium for physicians.


Applicants for the Emergency Medicine Residency should possess a PharmD degree. Completion of a PGY1 post-doctoral residency is required. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.

Specialty in Emergency Medicine PGY2 Links

Applications should be submitted electronically via PhORCAS. Application deadline is the first Friday in January.

Program Director:

Renee Petzel Gimbar, PharmD
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Director, PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
833 South Wood Street, M/C 886
Chicago, IL 60612