Infectious Disease/HIV (PGY2)

The Departments of Pharmacy Practice, Ambulatory Care and Hospital Pharmacy Services at the University of Illinois at Chicago, are offering a one-year specialized residency in HIV care and Infectious Diseases. The goal of the program is to train the resident to become an expert in the provision of pharmacy services to HIV-positive patients and general IS patients by combining clinical service with education and scholarly activity.


3 weeks university/hospital/on call orientation, 9 months rotations, 2 months of research/attending conferences, national residency meetings. Areas of clinical training include: outpatient HIV clinics at various sites on- and off-campus, IDOC HIV Telemedicine as well as inpatient HIV and ID at University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, John H. Stroger Hospital, and CORE center. The resident has the opportunity to tailor their training program to fit individual needs. Additional areas for training include: HIV prenatal program, HIV/HCV co-infection clinic, HCV Telemedicine, and adolescent HIV clinic. Practice/training sites are not limited to these lists; specific needs or areas can be addressed on an individual basis.


The resident will engage in the co-precepting of pharmacy students, and PGY1s and serve as lecturer and recitation facilitator in a variety of classes. The number of lectures and recitation sessions will be determined on an individual basis as related to past experiences and the individual's and program's workload demands. The resident will provide one continuing education seminar during the course of the residency and participate in relevant training education programs.

Scholarly activity:

The resident will have an academic appointment in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Participation in clinical research is required. Two months of the year will be designated as research/project time. The resident is expected to complete 1 publication within the year. This will include completing and presenting one major residency project at the ID Fellows Forum.

HIV Program

The University of Illinois at Chicago HIV/AIDS Program (UIC-HCCN) is a multi-center network of primary care services based in the Section of Infectious Diseases. The UIC-HCCN uses a multidisciplinary approach to the comprehensive management of HIV disease to a largely indigent, minority population in Chicago's communities with some of the highest rates of HIV infection.

The UIC-HCCN consists of a main clinic located on the UIC medical campus and six decentralized community-based clinics. Our Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) HIV Telemedicine clinic is also located on campus.  This network of clinics provides services to adult HIV-infected clients in areas that historically have been underserved by traditional health care models. Clinics serve primarily people of color and have a significant proportion of female patients.

A multidisciplinary team consisting of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical social workers, case managers, gynecologist, and psychiatrist work together to offer comprehensive HIV primary care services. The resident will play an active role in patient care activities including: obtaining medication history, medication education and adherence monitoring, review of antiretroviral resistance testing, selection of antiretroviral therapy, comorbid disease state evaluation and management, management of adverse drug reactions and drug-drug interactions, prescription refills and coordination of Illinois ADAP clients medications and applications. In addition, a subset of patient will have pre-determined visits for MTM services. The resident will also participate in the care of HIV/HCV co-infected patients and provide education to patients and family members/care takers.


Applicants should possess a Pharm.D. degree, should have completed a PGY1, and have an IL license or be eligible for one within 2  months of starting the PGY2. Appointments will be for 12 months beginning July 1. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.


HIV/ID Faculty:

Renata Smith, PharmD, AAHIVE
Rodrigo Burgos, PharmD, AAHIVE
Melissa Badowski, PharmD - Telemedicine, BCPS, AAHIVE
Zahra Kassamali, PharmD - Telemedicine, BCPS
Blake Max, PharmD - CORE Center
Sonia Vibhakar, PharmD - CORE Center
Bob Glowacki, PharmD - John H. Stroger Hospital, HIV
Gail Itokazu, PharmD - John H. Stroger, ID
Juliana Chan, PharmD - HCV Telemedicine,
Larry Danziger, PharmD - UIC ID, FIDSA

For further information please contact:
Renata Smith, Pharm.D
University of Illinois at Chicago
833 South Wood Street, Room 164, M/C 886
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-718-5892 | Fax: 312-413-1421

Application Deadline is the first Friday in January
ASHP/National Matching Service number is: 665871