PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs

UChicago Medicine has both a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency as well as Non-Traditional Track Residency Programs.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
The PGY1 residency is a directed experience in hospital practice and general pharmacotherapy.   The purpose of this program is to prepare an individual to practice as a Clinical Generalist or to pursue Clinical Specialist training via a variety of PGY2 residencies or fellowships.  Throughout the year, the program reinforces the knowledge, thought processes, and confidence for residents to provide pharmaceutical care to an assortment of patient populations.  Residents gain experience in all pharmacy programs and services by working as an autonomous pharmacist within the pharmacy operations and longitudinal oversight of medication order review, physician order verification, and sterile medication preparation.  Through a range of experiences, the PGY1 resident develops independent practice skills and pharmacy leadership. 
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Non-Traditional PGY1 Residency

The non-traditional PGY1 program provides a unique opportunity to complete the clinical learning experiences of a PGY1 program over the course of 24 months, by interspersing clinical learning experiences with operational responsibilities. Residents are exposed to a wide range of disease states and practice settings.  The focus of this program is to build well-rounded general practitioners that can provide competent and confident care as a clinical pharmacist at the end of the curriculum or further explore specialty training in an area of their interest. The operational responsibilities and required learning experiences are complemented by elective learning experiences.  Residents will also participate in an on-call program.


The non-traditional residents will be involved with training pharmacy students and will work closely with their PGY1 colleagues. Opportunities will be available to deliver formal lectures, including a Pharmacy Grand Rounds seminar.  Completion of a formal research project is a program requirement. 

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