This specialty residency in pediatric pharmacotherapy provides independent practice development in a number of core pediatric patient care settings including General Pediatrics, Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, Pediatric Trauma, Pediatric ED as well as Pediatric ID. Areas of additional emphasis include pharmacokinetics, emergency response and practicing critical thinking skills with rotating Pediatric On-Call responsibilities. Residents have opportunities to present formal lectures at affiliated schools of pharmacy and may serve as preceptor for pharmacy students. Completion of a formal clinical research project is required. Residents practice patient centered care, clinical and didactic teaching, research methodology, and clinical leadership.
The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital is a 172-bed tertiary care teaching hospital dedicated to preserving the health of children through patient care, education, and research into the causes and cures of childhood diseases. This state-of-the-art seven-story facility provides an ultra-modern yet child- and family-friendly setting for all inpatient children's health services at UChicago Medicine . In addition, it includes a pediatric Level 1 trauma center, 70-bed Level IV Neonatal ICU (NICU), as well as a 30-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completion of a ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, eligibility for Illinois licensure and completed application via PhORCAS.
About University of Chicago Medicine
Established in 1927, the University of Chicago Medicine is an 811-bed academic medical center, which has long been committed to the mission of providing superior healthcare in a compassionate manner while respecting patient individuality and dignity. Ranked consistently by U.S. News and World Report, UChicago Medicine continues to be recognized as one of the elite “Honor Roll” hospitals. Pharmacy Services at UChicago Medicine has been previously honored with the 2011 and 2012 ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy. The progressive facilities and multidisciplinary healthcare teams at UChicago Medicine collaboratively provide innovative and cutting edge therapy to patients from all over the world.