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PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency

Pharmacy in Downers Grove


Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy offers a post-graduate year two (PGY2) infectious diseases (ID) residency program in conjunction with Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) in Chicago. The purpose of this program is to use and build upon the competencies achieved in a post-graduate year one (PGY1) residency to promote the development of proficient, independent clinicians with an expertise in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Upon completion of the program, graduates will possess the knowledge and skills to function as independent practitioners and members of a multidisciplinary team to provide patient-centered care for patients with infectious diseases and to assess and improve anti-infective utilization through antimicrobial stewardship. The dual focus of the program on infectious diseases and teaching is designed to prepare graduates to become effective educators of pharmacotherapeutic topics in the practice area of infectious diseases in the clinical and/or academic setting.

Residency Program Director
Sheila K. Wang, Pharm.D., BCPS AQ-ID
swangx@midwestern.edu
Associate Professor, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center

Residency Program Coordinator
Jacob P. Gettig, Pharm.D., MPH, BCPS
jgetti@midwestern.edu
Assistant Dean for Postgraduate Education and Associate Professor
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Clinical Site Coordinators
Amy Hanson, Pharm.D., BCPS
Amy_Hanson@rush.edu
Clinical Specialist, Infectious Diseases, Rush University Medical Center

Marc H. Scheetz, Pharm.D., MSc, BCPS AQ-ID
mschee@midwestern.edu  
Associate Professor, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Program Information

Outcomes

Required Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this residency, the resident should be able to:

Elective Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this residency, the resident should be able to:

PGY2 ID Residency Learning Experiences

Patient Care Learning Experiences
The concentrated patient care experiences of the residency program include inpatient and outpatient care of patients with infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship. The primary practice sites for clinical rotations are Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) in Chicago. Both sites are academic medical centers that provide comprehensive care to a variety of patient populations. Each resident completes 4 to 6-week required and elective concentrated learning experiences throughout the residency year.

 

Non-Patient Care Learning Experiences:
Residents complete a concentrated learning experience in clinical microbiology and a longitudinal hospital administrative learning experience. They also complete a residency project and participate in clinical discussions, the Research Curriculum, the Teaching and Learning Curriculum (TLC) and the Pharmacy Management and Leadership Curriculum (PMLC). The residents also receive a faculty appointment as a Visiting Instructor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University.

Elective Learning Experiences

Elective learning experiences are available and may be used for research, additional training in the core areas of infectious diseases at either clinical practice site, or in other specialty areas with a focus in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy (e.g., critical care, hematology/oncology/BMT, solid organ transplant, pediatrics, internal medicine).

Research Experience

The resident must design and complete a residency research project during the course of the residency program. The project must relate to infectious diseases pharmacotherapy.

Faculty Appointment

Each resident will receive a faculty appointment as a Visiting Instructor in the Chicago College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice

Benefits

Includes vacation/flex/sick time; health benefits; some financial support for professional meetings, memberships, and research. Laptop provided for the year.

Duration

The 52-week residency begins on July 1 ends on June 30 of the following year.

Qualifications of the Resident

Pharm.D degree, completion of PGY1 residency, academic transcript(s), curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation are required. Applicants must be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois and must be motivated, self-directed, and have excellent communication skills. 

Contact

Sheila K. Wang, Pharm.D., BCPS AQ-ID, swangx@midwestern.edu
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515


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