PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at ACMC is designed to professionally cultivate expert clinicians who possess a strong desire to practice independently and excel in clinical service. This program seeks to train highly motivated and qualified pharmacists in the provision of pharmaceutical care so that they are prepared to assume an advanced clinical practice. It is intended to foster the development of a strong knowledge base as well as clinical skills, values, and attitudes necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care as a member of an integrated healthcare team.
ASHP Program Code Number: 41079
National Matching Services Code: 258313
Duration: 12 month-residency
Number of positions: 2
Begins: Last week of June
Staffing: Every other weekend, 3 out of 6 holidays
Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, eye insurance, 401K Reimbursement, professional meeting registration and paid membership to American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).
Residents can individualize elective rotations based upon interest areas. ACMC provides patient care in specialty areas including neurology, oncology, nephrology, advanced heart failure and mechanical assist devices, solid organ transplant, and more
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States (no Visas are accepted)
Graduate or candidate for graduation from an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program
Eligible for Illinois licensure
Completed Application Form
Letter of intent
Three Letters of Recommendation
PGY-1 applicants should submit their application via PhORCAS™ by January 4th.
An on-site interview is required for eligible applicants.
About Advocate Christ Medical Center
Advocate Christ Medical Center & Children’s Hospital (ACMC) is part of Advocate Aurora Health, one of the nation’s leading health care networks and Chicago’s largest provider of health care. A not-for-profit, 788-bed community teaching, research, and tertiary care hospital, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney, and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital is also home to several medical residency programs including Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, and Pediatrics.
As a State of Illinois designated Level I Trauma Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center (ACMC) treats over 115,000 emergency patients each year and has one of the busiest Level 1 trauma centers in Illinois. Staffed by highly skilled medical professionals who are board-certified in emergency care, Christ Medical Center offers the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology. We also have a trauma surgery team available on site 24/7 and a dedicated inpatient trauma unit. Designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatr...ics by the State of Illinois, ACMC also provides advanced emergency care to nearly 21,000 children each year.