Dustin Wood, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident


Dustin Wood is currently a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy at the Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy in Johnson City, Tennessee. During his time at BGCOP, Dustin was an active member of the admissions committee and held leadership positions in several organizations within the college. Dustin has a wide variety of professional interests that primarily include internal medicine, cardiology, critical care, and ambulatory care.  Upon completion of his PGY1 residency, Dustin plans to pursue a PGY2 in one of his interest areas.


PGY1 Research

Dustin’s PGY1 research project is a multi-centered study currently titled, “Length of Stay in Heart Failure Patients Hospitalized with Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Treated with Beta-Blockers. The primary objective is to determine if there is a difference in length of stay in hospitalized patients with COPD exacerbations who receive carvedilol versus metoprolol.


Value of the UChicago Program

The residency program at UChicago provides robust clinical experiences that vary from inpatient to outpatient management of acute and chronic disease states within a very diverse population of Chicago.  The challenging rotation selection coupled with the 24-hour on-call program makes the PGY1 residency program at the University of Chicago Medicine a leading force in pharmaceutical medicine.


My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

  • Rigorous on-call program

  • Ability to precept students

  • Challenging rotation selection

  • Preceptors in each clinical specialty

  • Large residency class size



  • Teaching Certificate Program

  • Grand Rounds Presentation

  • Noon Case Report Presentations



  • Internal Medicine Subcommittee


Dustin's PGY1 Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: Internal Medicine

Module 2: Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit

Module 3: Heart Transplant

Module 4.1: Pharmacy Practice Experience

Module 4.2: Medication Safety

Module 5: Cardiology

Module 6: Pharmacy Administration

Module 7.1: Ambulatory Care

Module 7.2: Meds to Beds

Module 8: Hospitalist (SOT)

Module 9.1: Pharmacy Practice Experience

Module 9.2: Total Parenteral Nutrition

Module 10: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Module 11: HIV Clinic

Module 12: Antimicrobial Stewardship


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