Ruchi Thakkar
PharmD Candidate 2020
Clinical Pharmacy Intern, Summer 2018


Ruchi Thakkar graduated from the University of Chicago Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Internship program July 27th, 2018. She is currently completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University College of Pharmacy. During her summer internship at UChicago she rounded with the heart transplant team and collected critical medication histories for cardiology patients. She also collaborated with UChicago clinical and administrative staff to complete medication history interviews, discharge counseling, optimized automating dispensing cabinets and assisted with drug shortages. Her interests include cardiology, transplants, and critical care. She is looking forward to applying for PGY1 residency and eventual PGY2 training in transplants or critical care.



Value of the UCM CPI Program

  • Excellent program to develop leadership, professional, and personal skills

  • Involvement to be part of extraordinary clinical expert teams

  • Experience the illustriousness  of  medical academic center



My Favorite Aspects of the UCM CPI Program

  • Rounding with heart transplant team

  • Collaborating with other professionals in multi-disciplinary rounds

  • Leadership workshops with Dr. Bryan McCarthy

  • Opportunity to be part of operational, administrative, and various research projects