Nathaniel Johnson
PharmD Candidate 2020
Clinical Pharmacy Intern, Summer 2018


Nathaniel graduated from the University of Chicago Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Internship program July 27th, 2018. He is currently completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy in Schaumburg, IL. During his summer internship at UChicago, he rounded with the oncology team, collected critical medication histories and counseled patients on their medication therapies. He also collaborated with UChicago clinical and administrative staff to complete metric tracking templates for medication histories, SBAR communication documents for a critical opioid shortage collaboration, phone etiquette protocol to streamline communication between the pharmacy team and other hospital staff and also performed reconfigurations on omnicell systems at various locations throughout the health system. His interests include oncology, operations, internal medicine and informatics. He is looking forward to applying for PGY1 residency and eventual PGY2 training in oncology or pharmacy informatics.

Value of the UCM CPI Program

This has been the most rewarding pharmacy experience I have ever had. One of the most beneficial aspects of the program was the wide variety of topics that were introduced and the opportunities that continued to present themselves within the health system. These factors helped facilitate a strong foundation for continued learning and growth not only professionally but personally as well. The mentorship that I have received from their pharmacy leaders has provided me with the tools and the confidence necessary to continue to make an impactful difference in the lives of all patients that I encounter.

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM CPI Program

  • Professional and personal development modules with Bryan McCarthy and Megan Park Corsi

  • Medication history and reconciliation support

  • Shadowing Clinical Pharmacy Specialists and pharmacy leadership

  • Administrative, operational and clinical project management

  • Multidisciplinary clinical rounds