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Clinical Pharmacy Internship Program

Summer 2019 Alumni




The UChicago Clinical Pharmacy Internship (CPI) graduated 10 interns in our second operating year of the program on July 26th, 2019.  Congratulations to the class of 2019!


Sara Al Azmeh


Sara completed her pre-pharmacy study at the University of Illinois in Chicago (UIC) in May 2017 and then enrolled in the UIC College of Pharmacy in the Class of 2022.  She has worked at CVS pharmacy as an intern since 2016.  Sara is interested in Ambulatory Care pharmacy.  Her long term goal is to complete residency training in ambulatory care, followed by a position in an academic medical center.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and bike reading.

Jiaqi Cai


Jiaqi completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Utah in 2018.  Jiaqi is enrolled in the UIC College of Pharmacy Class of 2022.  Currently Jiaqi is interested in critical care, administration and pediatrics.  Jiaqi hopes to pursue a residency and become a clinical pharmacist in an acute care setting.  In Jiaqi's free time he enjoys watching movies and hanging out with friends.

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Annesti Elmasri


Annesti completed her Bachelor's of Biological Sciences at UIC, and is currently enrolled in the UIC College of Pharmacy Class of 2021.  Annesti works as a pharmacy intern at Walgreen's.  Her professional interests include oncology, infectious diseases, and personalized medicine.  In the future she hopes to pursue a PGY1 and 2 in either oncology or infectious diseases and work at a large academic medical center.  In her free time she loves reading both fiction and non-fiction and strolling through all the museums Chicago has to offer!

Divya Khandekar


Divya spent this summer as our Chief Clinical Pharmacy Intern!  She completed a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) at the University of Mumbai, India in 2012.  Following that she completed a Master's of Science (MS) in Clinical Research Management at the Washington University School of Medicine.  Divya is currently enrolled in the Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Class of 2021.  Divay is an intern at Wholesome Health Pharmacy and is a Critical Care Clinical Researcher at Rush University Medical Center.  Divya is currently pursuing a career as an acute care clinical pharmacist in a multi-specialty hospital that involves research.  Divya is also an avid musician and performs Indian classical music.  In her off time she conducts music therapy sessions for the elderly of south-Asian origin with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. 

Kun (Peter) Lin


Peter graduated from University of Washington in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry. Currently, he is completing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. He works as a pharmacy technician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and as a research assistant at Illinois Department of Correction Hepatology Team. His interests include oncology, pharmacogenomics, academia, and pharmacy operation. He is looking forward to applying for PGY1 residency and eventual PGY2 training in oncology. During his free time, he enjoys skiing, basketball, ultimate frisbee, working out, and food.


James Ning


James attended Creighton University and completed his Bachelor of Science, majoring in Biology, in 2008.  James is currently enrolled in the UIC College of Pharmacy, Class of 2021.  James currently works at cvs pharmacy as an intern.  James professional goals are to enter post-graduate training through either a pharmacy residency or fellowship and hopes to pursue either a clinical position within acute care, or a pharmaceutical industry position that will lead to influencing the development of policies, protocols and guidelines to further improve patient care in the United States. His professional interests are cardiology and neuro/psych but he also wishes to learn more about administration and operations.  James likes to go on hikes, ponder sociological perspective of current issues and exploring new cultures through food and music.

Seth Schiffbauer

Seth completed his undergraduate degree in Agronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   Seth is currently enrolled in the UIC at Rockford College of Pharmacy Class of 2021.  Seth currently works for Walgreen's in a community-based specialty pharmacy.  Seth plans to pursue a PGY1 residency and PGY2 training in ambulatory, emergency medicine, or oncology.  He is a huge White Sox, Bears and Wisconsin Badgers sports fan!

Katarzyna Szaflarska


Kasia completed her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor's of Biological Science from UIC in May of 2017.  Kasia is now enrolled in the UIC College of Pharmacy Class of 2022.  Kasia also works as a pharmacy intern at Walgreen's.  Kasia has many professional interested but she is particularly focused on clinical pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, academia and research.  Her professional goal is to specialize in Solid Organ Transplant and help improve the current use of immunosuppressive drug therapies.  Kasia very adventures and lots to travel and being in nature.  In addition she enjoys blog writing and learning about integrative medicine. 

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