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Clinical Pharmacy Internship Program

Application Instructions & Eligibility

Highlighted activities of the clinical pharmacy internship program include:

  • Practical application of acquired graduate level knowledge to high level department of pharmacy initiatives

  • Work closely with pharmacy leadership, mentors, and residents to further professional development

  • Provide direct patient care through medication history and reconciliation, medication education, and participation during interdisciplinary patient care rounding

  • Exposure to operational pharmacy through an introduction to automation, medication distribution processes, controlled substance tracking and inventory, a decentralized floor-based technician model and inventory management

  • Potential to be involved in pharmacy research opportunities such as medication use evaluations, retrospective research, data analysis, and policy and procedure development

Applicant Requirements to be Eligible

  • Must be enrolled in a Doctorate of Pharmacy program in a College of Pharmacy that is ACPE accredited or seeking accreditation

  • Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician Intern License

  • Must be in good academic standing with college of pharmacy

  • Availability to volunteer for internship hour requirements during the 6 to 8 weeks during summer break (June 1st through August 7th)

Time Commitment

  • 40 hours per week for a required minimum 6-week commitment during the 8 week experience (June 1st through August 7th)

  • Days off are not permitted during the first week (June 1st through June 5th) or the last week (August 3rd through August 7th) 


  • Formal letter of intent (no longer than one page): should state your career goals, interests, and the reason you are considering this program. Be specific as to why you feel UChicago Medicine would be a good fit with your career goals and interests.

  • Copy of Unofficial College of Pharmacy Transcript

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume

  • A five minute video interview.

    • Please state your name, College of Pharmacy, year of school and post graduation career goals.​

    • Answer the following questions:

      • Why are you interested in participating in the University of Chicago Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Internship program?

      • Tell us about a time when you faced multiple competing deadlines and how did you manage that?

      • Tell us about a time when you experienced a conflict with another individual and how did you address that situation?

      • Please tell us your single greatest self-perceived strength, then your single greatest opportunity for professional growth.

  • Questions are welcome and can be submitted to

Important Dates + Information

  • The UCM Clinical Pharmacy Internship (CPI) Program is a voluntary experience designed to provide students the opportunity to enhance their clinical and leadership skills

  • Clinical Pharmacy Interns will work 40 hours per week (8 hours per day, 5 days per week) for 6 to 8 weeks

    • All CPI will be given the week of 6/29-7/3 off, and may elect to take one additional week off that is not the first or the last week of the program​

  • Internship dates: May 28th to July 26th for which the first and last weeks are required

    • February 7th - CPI Application opens

    • February 28th - CPI Applications Closes

    • June 1st - CPI Begins

    • August 7th - CPI Ends

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