Michelle Palmer, PharmD
PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident


Michelle Palmer is the current PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida (UF). While at UF, she was an active leader in several student organizations and was the student director of pharmacy at a student-run free clinic that provided healthcare to the under-served patient population in Gainesville, Florida. She completed her PGY1 at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, Virginia. Her interests include heart failure, acute coronary syndromes, and mechanical circulatory support. Her hobbies include running along the lake and exploring Chicago.


PGY2 Research 

“Evaluation of Impact of Heparin Protocol in Ventricular Assist Device Patients”


PGY1 Research

“The efficacy and safety of different bridging strategies in suspected heparin-induced thrombocytopenia”


Value of the UChicago Program

The University of Chicago Medicine Cardiology Pharmacy program has a thorough and extensive rotation list for those looking to specialize in cardiology in an inpatient hospital setting. The program fully encompasses all critical and non-critical care aspects of treating cardiac patients with any cardiac disease state. The 6-week rotations allow me to become an independent practitioner with the hopes of mastering the patient population at hand. After completing this program, I know I will become a capable cardiology pharmacy specialist no matter the type of cardiology area I pursue as a career.


My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

Incredible leadership team and mentors

The drive to improve yourself and others around you




  • Grand round presentation

  • Noon report



  • Social Committee

  • Recruitment Committee

  • CPRC committee


My PGY2 Cardiology Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: General Cardiology

Module 2: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

Module 3: Cardiothoracic Surgery Floor

Module 4: Heart Transplant

Module 5: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit

Module 5.1: Medical Intensive Care Unit

Module 6: Heart Transplant Clinic

Module 7: Research and Medical Writing

Module 8: Cardiac Intensive Care Unit II


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