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Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (MWU-CCP) offers a variety of postgraduate training programs to meet the needs of the pharmacist in the evolving health care environment. These programs offer challenging learning and practice experiences to develop the individual strengths of the resident or fellow, while advancing the role of the pharmacist in the health care team. The patient care opportunities and experiences in evaluating pharmacy practice models allow the resident or fellow increasing autonomy as the year(s) progress(es).
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Meet the residents!
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy will begin using the PhORCAS for submission of application materials for all of its residency programs that start in July 2013. The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency, PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency and PGY2 Critical Care Residency applications require the submission of a CV, letter of intent, transcript and three references using the standard PhORCAS recommendation form. More information about PhORCAS can be found at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas.
If you are interested in the Infectious Diseases fellowship program, please contact the Fellowship Director, Dr. Marc Scheetz (email@example.com) directly to confirm whether the College will be recruiting for a fellow for the upcoming academic year.
The program match number for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is 145713.
There are two match numbers for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program. Each number is linked to a primary practice site: one residency slot is available at Rush University Medical Center - match number 623055; one residency slot is available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital - match number 623090.
There are two match numbers for the PGY2 Critical Care Residency Program. Each number is linked to a primary practice site: two residency slots are available at Rush University Medical Center - match number 624652; two residency slots are available at Northwestern Memorial Hospital - match number 624690.
All application materials for all programs are due by January 4, 2013.
Notice regarding the Resident Matching Program: This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
All MWU-CCP postgraduate training programs share common elements. First, residents/fellows in these programs spend one day each week on campus (usually Friday). While on campus, residents have the opportunity to participate in the Teaching and Learning Curriculum (TLC), the Pharmacy Management and Leadership Curriculum (PMLC) and Research Curriculum among other activities. In addition, all residents/fellows are required to complete a research project and deliver a grand rounds presentation. Finally, all residents/fellows receive an appointment as a Visiting Instructor within the Department of Pharmacy Practice and are provided dedicated space at the College.
The Teaching and Learning Curriculum (TLC) is embedded in all of the Chicago College of Pharmacy residency programs. It is delivered through mini seminars, applied activities, and formative assessments throughout the yearlong residency program. Didactic teaching is evaluated by both content and delivery experts through use of standardized evaluation forms; both written and verbal feedback are provided to the resident. The TLC is directed by the Center for Teaching Excellence and Center faculty are involved in the delivery of the TLC. The goal of the TLC is to provide opportunities for the residents/fellows to gain the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to be effective teachers. Residents/fellows will earn a TLC certificate of completion if they meet attendance and participation standards.
Specific units in the TLC include:
Unit 1: Foundations of Learning Theory
Unit 2: Self-Assessment and Reflective Writing
Unit 3: Creating Course/Lecture Learning Objectives
Unit 4: Teaching Activities I: Lecture/Presentation Skills
Unit 5: Technology in Teaching
Unit 6: Teaching Activities II: Discussion Skills, Labs and Workshops
Unit 7: Assessment of Student Learning: MCQs
Unit 8: Teaching Activities III: The Rotation
Unit 9: Final Evaluation: The Rotation
Unit 10: Motivation, Conflict, and Culture
Unit 11: Curriculum, Accreditation and Affiliation Agreements
Unit 12: The Academic Culture
Teaching and Learning Activities
Residents/fellows implement what they have learned through the TLC program through teaching in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Residents/fellows provide instruction in small group workshops and large group didactic settings (i.e., lectures). Residents/fellows serve as preceptors for an Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience rotation in which residents/fellows precept one group of students for one day per week for 10 weeks. Later in the postgraduate training program, residents/fellows serve as a preceptor or co-preceptor for a pair of students on an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (i.e., clerkship rotation).
This Pharmacy Management and Leadership Curriculum (PMLC) is designed to support the residents'/fellows' activities in pharmacy practice. Delivered through a series of seminars and applied activities, residents/fellows gain an awareness of personal strengths and strategize on ways to capitalize on their strengths. Management topics include comparing and contrasting management and leadership styles. Contemporary issues in pharmacy practice, health care systems and professional advocacy are highlighted.
Specific units in the PMLC include:
Unit 1: Awareness of Self and Others: Strength Finders
Unit 2: E-professionalism
Unit 3: Meeting Facilitation
Unit 4: Clinical Quality Improvement
Unit 5: Ethics
Unit 6: Justification of Pharmacy Services
Unit 7: Management Styles and Leadership
Unit 8: Health Care Systems: Accreditation
Unit 9: Advocacy: Advancing Pharmacy Practice
The Research Curriculum is designed to augment research skills and other research-related skills of the residents/fellows. These are non-clinical topics that provide the resident/fellow with exposure to issues in research and practice. Seminars are provided at key times throughout the year to provide residents/fellows "just in time" refreshers.
Specific units in the Research Curriculum include:
Unit 1: Research Methods
Unit 2: Statistics Review
Unit 3: Writing an Abstract or Background Paper
Unit 4: Creating a Poster Presentation
Unit 5: Data Analysis
Unit 6: Submitting a Journal Article/Peer Reviewing for a Journal
Unit 7: Responding to Peer Reviewers/Accepting Constructive Feedback
Other units may be added as interesting or timely topics arise.