Pharmacy Residency/Fellowship Programs

Pharmacy in Downers Grove

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).

PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency   
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency
Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy Fellowship

For an overview of our postgraduate training programs, please watch the following video:

Application Materials

Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy will begin using the PhORCAS for submission of application materials for all of its residency programs.  The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency and PGY2 Infectious Diseases 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

The match number for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program is for the position available at Advocate Medical Group - Southeast Clinic (Chicago, IL) - match number 710690.

If you are interested in the Infectious Diseases fellowship program, please contact the Fellowship Director, Dr. Marc Scheetz ( for information about applying. Please note there are no fellowship positions available for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

There is one match number for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago, IL) - match number 623090. This position has been filled for the 2019-2020 year through the early commitment process.

All application materials for all programs are due by January 7, 2019.

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.

Common Elements to all MWU-CCP Postgraduate Training Programs

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 Midwestern University Curricula longitudinal learning experience, which includes 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.

Teaching and Learning Curriculum

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 are required to submit a teaching portfolio as part of the TLC and will ultimately earn a TLC certificate of completion if they meet attendance, and complete or satisfy project and participation standards.

Specific units in the TLC include:

The New Science of Learning

Understanding the Curriculum

Developing Learning Objectives

Didactic Teaching and Learning

Technology in Teaching

Applied Teaching and Learning

Selection-type Items

Supply-type items and Rubrics

Experiential Teaching and Learning

Evaluating Experiential Learning & Managing Conflict

Preparing and Delivering High Quality CE Presentations

Academic Culture

Accreditation and Affiliation Agreements

Course Development and Direction

Teaching and Learning Activities
Residents/fellows implement what they have learned from the TLC program by 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 1-2 students on an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (i.e., clerkship rotation).

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Pharmacy Management and Leadership Curriculum

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:

Exploring Strengths: StrengthsFinder


Self-Assessment and Reflective Writing

Facilitating Effective Meetings

Clinical Quality Improvement


Developing a Personal Mission Statement

Professional Organizations/Advocacy

Developing a Clinical Service

Styles and Models of Management and Leadership

Evaluating a Clinical Service

Revisiting StrengthsFinder and the Personal Mission Statement

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Research Curriculum

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:

Research Methods

Statistics 101: A Review

The IRB Proposal

Surveys & Questionnaires

Collecting and Organizing Data

Data Analysis I: SPSS

Data Analysis II: EpiInfo

Writing Abstracts/Poster Presentations

Peer Review/Responding to Feedback

Preparing/Submitting a Manuscript

Other units may be added as interesting or timely topics arise.

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