Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship

Program Overview

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy (MWU-CCP) seeks a candidate for a position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice with clinical practice opportunities at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH).  The position is a two year post-doctoral program with a focus on translational research. A minimum of 3,000 research hours is required throughout the fellowship. The candidate will have access to a research rich environment including a fully equipped basic sciences laboratory and the expertise of the skilled researchers that staff these laboratories. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research and will have a large degree of freedom to design novel research. Potential investigations are nearly limitless as the candidate will have access to clinical data/samples from NMH and will have dedicated laboratory space at MWU-CCP. All research conducted will conform to the requirements set forth by each institution's investigational review board.

The candidate will be engaged in a variety of clinical practice learning experiences at NMH and will have the opportunity to teach at MWU-CCP. The candidate will have the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents completing infectious diseases rotations.

Program Highlights

  • The primary practice site for clinical learning experiences is Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Core clinical experiences include: general infectious diseases, immunocompromised infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, antimicrobial stewardship, and infection control/hospital epidemiology
  • Elective experiences may include: drug information, critical care (medical, surgical/ transplant, cardiac, neuro/spine, and neonatal), hematology/ oncology/ bone marrow transplant, and solid organ transplant
  • Curricula to develop skills in teaching, research, and pharmacy management/leadership

Program Review

This fellowship program has been reviewed by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) and meets the ACCP Guidelines for Research Fellowship Training Programs.

Qualifications of the Fellow

Applicants must have graduated with the Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois. The applicant must have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency program or demonstrate equivalent experience. The applicant must be motivated, self-directed, and have excellent communication skills.

Program Director

Marc H. Scheetz, PharmD, MSc, BCPS AQ-ID
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy
Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Program Coordinator

Jacob P. Gettig, PharmD, MPH, MEd, BCPS, CHCP
Associate Dean of Academic and Postgraduate Affairs
Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy

Application Deadline: To be determined for the 2020-2021 year. Please check back or email Dr. Scheetz for more information.

Required Clinical Learning Experiences

  • Foundations of microbiology laboratory (minimum of 4 weeks) 
  • ID Inpatient Consult Service: 
    • Immunocompromised ID- NMH (minimum of 4 weeks) 
    • General ID-NMH (minimum of 4 weeks)

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Research (minimum of 3,000 hours must be completed over 2 years)
  • Academia 
  • Institutional Antimicrobial Stewardship  
  • Hospital Epidemoilogy/Infection Control 
  • Antibiotic Subcommittee (monthly meetings)
  • Teaching/ Precepting (when pharmacy students and practice residents are on a concurrent clinical rotation) 

Elective Learning Experiences

The candidate will be able to select from the following list or may repeat any of the required learning experiences based on interest and scheduling availability. Detailed descriptions of the elective learning experiences will be provided upon request. 

  • Drug Information 
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Critical Care
  • Medical
  • Surgical/Transplant
  • Cardiac
  • Neuro/Spine
  • Neonatal
  • Microbiology Extended Bench Rotations and Research 

Contact Information

Marc H. Scheetz, PharmD, MSc, BCPS AQ-ID
Program Director, Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Midwestern University
Chicago College of Pharmacy
555 31st Street
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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