PYG2 Ambulatory Care

The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is a 12-month structured specialized residency. The goal of this residency is to develop expert knowledge and skills in the provision of pharmacotherapy to ambulatory care patients by combining clinical service with educational and scholarly activity.

During the program, the resident will spend about 70% of the time in professional clinical skill development, 10% in educational activities, 15% in scholarly/research activities and 5% in staffing or other service-related activities.

General Program Structure Certification
Clinical Responsibilities Additional Benefits
Ambulatory Care Rotation Sites Requirements for Application
Teaching Responsibilities Ambulatory Care Faculty
Research Responsibilities Past Residents in Ambulatory Care (past 15 years)
Staffing Requirements FORMS
Seminar Requirement Contact Info

General Program Structure

The residency year will be divided into four, 2 ½-month rotation blocks. The month of December is a dedicated research month. In June, the resident will function more independently in the clinics of his or her choice.

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Clinical Responsibilities

During each of the 4 rotation blocks, the resident will attend clinic in one required site for at least 2 days per week. The required rotations are highlighted in the list below. The remaining days in each block will be filled with elective rotation sites. Longitudinal rotations (e.g., ½ day per week for 6 months) will also be available for some clinics. Most of these clinics are on the UIC campus, however off-site experiences in various affiliated ambulatory care practice models may be arranged upon request.

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Ambulatory Care Rotation Sites

Antithrombosis *
Emergency Department
Family Medicine *
Hepatitis C
Heart Failure
Internal Medicine *
Medication Therapy Management Service *
Mile Square Health Center
Smoking Cessation
Specialty Pharmacy
Women's Health

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Teaching Responsibilities

The resident will be a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the College of Pharmacy and will be given many opportunities to develop didactic and clinical teaching skills including lecturing, facilitating small group discussions, providing seminars and in-services to health care professionals, and interacting with pharmacy students during their clinical clerkship experiences.

The resident will be required to lead small group topic discussions throughout the year to fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy students and present one large, didactic lecture to the Doctor of Pharmacy Students.

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Research Responsibilities

The resident must complete a self-directed research project. The scope of the project may vary according to individual interests but must be completed in a manner for presentation and publication. The resident will be given ½ day per week for project/research time. This project will be presented by the resident at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference or another equivalent meeting in the spring of the residency year.

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Staffing Requirements

The resident will be required to participate in off-hours service coverage throughout the year. This may include weekend staffing in one of the ambulatory care pharmacies ( Wood Street, Taylor Street, Outpatient Care Center, University Village) on Saturdays, as well as providing weekend warfarin pharmacogenomics coverage. Extra staffing time may be required based on individual experience. Additionally, other off-hours service-related projects and activities (such as immunization clinics, community outreach projects, or group education programs) will be assigned.

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Seminar Requirement

The Ambulatory Care resident is required to prepare and deliver a one hour ACPE accredited seminar during the first half of the year.

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The resident will participate in at least two certificate programs. One required program is the Resident Teaching Certificate Program. The resident will be able to select the second certificate program pending approval by the residency director. Previous residents have completed anticoagulation, immunization and smoking cessation certificate programs. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Adult Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS) are also offered.

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Additional Benefits

Support for travel to ASHP’s Midyear Clinical Meeting will be provided. Travel expenses for additional meetings may also be covered. The yearly stipend is $43,000. The resident will be given sick time and two weeks vacation and will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance.

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Requirements for Application

Applicants must hold a PharmD degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois. Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency is required. Selection will be based on a completed PhORCAS application, including college transcripts and references, and an on-site interview. The deadline for receipt of complete application is the first Friday in January.

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Ambulatory Care Faculty

Please go to this website:

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Past Residents in Ambulatory Care 

2014-2015 Maika Patino
2013-2014 Shubha Bhat, Sarah Perez
2012-2013 Christine Rash
2011-2012 Rebecca Stone
2010-1011 Tara Gleason
2009-2010 Kelly Cochran
2006-2007 Sandra Kim
2005-2006 Sneha Baxi
2004-2005 Huzefa Master
2000-2001 Simon Lee, Christina Rivers
1999-2000 Isaac Cha, Latha Radhakrishnan
1998-1999 Jennifer Mitchell, Allen Shek, Alice Park
1997-1998 Jennifer White
1996-1997 Lori Johnston, Jamie Finley, Mahtab Hariri-Salehi, Jill Dischler
1995-1996 Nancy Lasack, Edith Nutescu, Tricia Kokoski, Deborah Silverstein

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This PGY2 Specialized Residency in Ambulatory Care is under the direction of:

Nancy L. Shapiro, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
Operations Manager, Antithrombosis Clinic
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Pharmacy Practice (M/C 886)
833 South Wood Street , Room 164
Chicago , Illinois 60612
Phone (312) 413-8785; Fax (312 ) 996-0379

All application materials must be submitted through the PhORCAS Online Application Portal  
Application deadline is January 5, 2015.

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