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IL: Residency, Fellowship Programs Offer Opportunities at Chicago College of Pharmacy

May 26, 2015

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University's pharmacy postgraduate educational programs provide numerous benefits to students and the University. Offered through the Midwestern's Chicago College of Pharmacy (CCP), the residency and fellowship programs attract pharmacists looking to expand their clinical and educational knowledge and skills sets. This summer, CCP will offer a new multi-site Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program, which is designed to develop residents' skills in managing chronic diseases states often seen in the ambulatory/outpatient environment. Other postgraduate programs include a PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency, PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency, PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency with Jewel-Osco and a two-year Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship.

The CCP's residency and fellowship programs provide participants with additional patient care experience, clinical expertise, and research opportunities beyond those required for their degree as a licensed pharmacist. As the healthcare system continues to evolve, many pharmacists elect to pursue and participate in postgraduate programs in order to expand their knowledge base and augment their clinical experience. In addition, residents and fellows gain vital educational and leadership experience by lecturing, facilitating workshops, and mentoring pharmacy students on rotations.

More than 90 pharmacists have completed a postgraduate program at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Pharmacy. "Midwestern offers a variety of postgraduate training programs to meet the needs of the pharmacist in the evolving healthcare 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 healthcare team," said Nancy Fjortoft, Ph.D., Dean and Professor of the Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Fjortoft also noted that many former residents and fellows now serve the University as members of the faculty or as preceptors and help enhance the University's reputation through numerous academic presentations and publications.

In addition to postgraduate opportunities, the Chicago College of Pharmacy offers a four-year doctoral program leading to a Pharm.D. degree. For more information on graduate or postgraduate opportunities at Midwestern University, visit

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