Heng Yang, PharmD, MS
Non-Traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Biography

Heng Yang is currently a non-traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the UChicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Basic Medical Sciences (oncology focused) and worked as a research scientist in Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals prior going to pharmacy school. Her interests include oncology, ambulatory care and pediatric medicine. Heng’s career goal is to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist and to continue involvement in clinical research.

 

PGY1 Research

Heng’s PGY1 research project is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of implementing geriatric guided prescribing for computerized-physician order entry system. The research project is titled, “Implementation of geriatric guided prescribing for computerized-physician order entry and effect on prescribing of potentially inappropriate medications.” The primary outcome of the project is comparison of recommend dosing agreement in the pre-implementation of geriatric guided prescribing versus the post-implementation period. The secondary outcomes are the incidence of adverse drug events in the pre-implementation versus post-implementation period, and the incidence of in-hospital falls per 100 patient days in the pre versus post-implementation period.

 

My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

  • Variety of rotation selections

  • Nationally recognized preceptors in various areas

  • Challenging but also rewarding on-call program

 

 

Projects/Presentations/Activities

  • Grand rounds presentation: Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus and the KATP Channel: From Mutation to Therapy

 

 

Committees

  • Recruitment Committee

  • Resident development Committee

 

 

Heng’s Non-Traditional PGY1 Clinical Rotation Schedule

2018-2019:

​Module 1: Operations

Module 2: Ambulatory care (pulmonology)

Module 3: Operations

Module 4: Advanced Hospitalist (Solid Organ Transplant)

Module 5: Operations

Module 6: Infectious Disease

Module 5: Operations

Module 6: Supportive Oncology​

 

2017-2018:

Module 1: Operations

Module 2: General Pediatrics

Module 3: Operations

Module 4: Cardiology

Module 5: Operations

Module 6: Nutrition/Specialty Pharmacy

Module 7: Operations

Module 8: Liver/Lung Transplant

Module 9: Operations

Module 10: Administration

Module 11: Operations

Module 12: Medical Intensive Care Unit

 

2016-2017:

Module 7: Operations

Module 8: Hospitalist

 

Contact Information:

Heng.Yang@uchospitals.edu