Joelle Farano, PharmD
PGY1/PGY2/MS Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident


Joelle Farano is the current PGY1 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated from Raabe College of Pharmacy at Ohio Northern University with her Doctor of Pharmacy and a minor in dance. Previously, she worked as a Junior Recruited Commissioned Officer Student Training Extern Program (JRCOSTEP) in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) on an American Indian reservation in Whiteriver, Arizona. During her years at Ohio Northern University, she was involved in multiple student and professional organizations. Her interests include administration, policy, public health, specialty pharmacy, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and transplant. She is looking forward to developing her leadership skills and using her knowledge to advance patient care and the profession of pharmacy.

PGY1 Research Grant

“Drug Shortage Management Toolkit for Pharmacists"

PGY1 Research

“Oncology Specialty Pharmacists Targeting Financial Toxicity”

Value of the UCM Program

The University of Chicago Medicine Health System Pharmacy Administration program is unique and truly is at the “Forefront of Pharmacy.” I am learning from the top leaders in the pharmacy industry who are invested in my leadership potential. I will have a solid foundation as a clinical pharmacist and be able to manage health system pharmacies. I am confident that whatever my future pharmacy practice holds in administration, I will be prepared to meet the demands and challenges of the evolving healthcare field.

Joelle's Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Incredible Leadership Team and mentors

  • Pharmacy Leadership Academy


  • Scheduling Coordinator

  • Newsletter Committee

Joelle's PGY1 Clinical Rotation Schedule

Module 1: Internal Medicine Hospitalist Service

Module 2: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Module 3.1: Medication Safety

Module 3.1: Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 4: Kidney Transplant

Module 5: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Module 6: Anticoagulation Management Services Clinic

Module 7.1 Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 7.2:  Finance

Module 8: Hematology/Oncology - Bone Marrow Transplant

Module 9: Administration

Module 10: Internal Medicine

Module 11: Specialty Pharmacy

Module 12: Heart Transplant

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