Oumaima Sahbani, PharmD
PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident


Oumaima Sahbani is the current PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut (UCONN). During her years at UCONN, she worked as a pharmacy intern at CVS/Pharmacy. She completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at John Dempsey Hospital at UCONN Health in Farmington, CT. Her interests include antimicrobial stewardship, HIV/opportunistic infections, and internal medicine. After graduation, she hopes to start her career as an infectious disease pharmacist at an academic medical center as well as teach and precept future residents and students.  

PGY2 Research 

Her second-year residency project is analyzing the Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Culture Driven Antibiotic Susceptibility Review on Time to Targeted Therapy.

PGY1 Research

Titled “Financial and Clinical Impact of Nasal Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Polymerase Chain Reaction swab in Adults with Pneumonia”, my PGY1 research focused on whether the MRSA nasal PCR decreased the duration of vancomycin therapy and the impact on clinical outcomes such as length of stay and all-cause mortality. This research helped John Dempsey Hospital at UCONN Health justify the use of the MRSA nasal PCR both financially and clinically.

Value of the UChicago Program

The pharmacy residency program at UChicago provides a rigorous environment to cultivate the necessary skills to be a successful clinical pharmacy specialist in any field, especially infectious diseases. The diverse patient population coupled with the expertise of our preceptors have provided ample learning opportunities and has allowed pharmacists to practice at the top of our licenses.

My Favorite Aspects of the UChicago Program

  • Clinical On-Call Program

  • Resistant gram-negative organisms

  • Variety of ID consult services

  • HIV/OPAT Clinic


  • The Script



  • Recruitment Committee

  • Alumni/Historian/Social Media Committee

  • Chair of Secretary/Treasurer

  • Antibiotic Subcommittee

Oumaima's PGY2 Infectious Disease Learning Experience Schedule

Module 1: General ID Consult

Module 2: Microbiology Lab

Module 3: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Module 4: Immunocompromised ID Consult

Module 5: General ID Consult

Module 6: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Module 7: Pediatric ID

Module 8: Medical ICU

Module 9: Antimicrobial Stewardship

Module 10: General ID Consult

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