Mount Sinai Hospital is a 319 bed community teaching hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level III NICU. Located on Chicago’s west side, Mount Sinai Hospital offers an urban healthcare experience that enables pharmacy residents, in collaboration with an inter-disciplinary team, to benefit a population that is medically underserved.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is a broad, comprehensive pharmacy practice experience that prepares residents for multiple professional challenges and career opportunities. Four PGY1 positions are available; the residency is currently in its 9th year.
Brief Overview of Program
Our Pharmacy Department provides evidence-based, cost-effective and safe drug therapy, targeting optimal patient outcomes; diseases that impact the community (heart failure, diabetes, COPD and asthma) are a focus of the general medicine, transitions of care, and ambulatory care rotations. The PGY1 pharmacy resident can gain experience in areas that include general medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship, ambulatory care, and pharmacy services management. The faculty includes pharmacy specialists in the areas of MICU, SICU, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, and Transitions of Care. Additionally, experienced general medicine pharmacists and managers are on staff. Expectations of the resident include formal presentations to pharmacists, physicians, medical residents and nurses; conducting MUEs; mentorship of pharmacy students and development and presentation of a project of major significance to Sinai.
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership Residency
Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership (HSPAL) residency provides hands-on, pharmacy practice experience in multiple areas of pharmacy management; one position is offered. The System Director of Pharmacy Services serves as the RPD. Residents have benefitted from exposure to a wide scope of areas: this PGY2 program has served as a great platform for launching a career in health care administration. Previous residents have obtained positions such as pharmacy manager and pharmacy director. There is a need for the development of strong, future leaders and managers in health system pharmacy. The vision of Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY2 HSPAL program is to provide a wide range of experiences that will prepare its residents for a future role as a director of pharmacy.
Brief Overview of Program
The resident will have access to a full pharmacy enterprise experience which includes inpatient care, clinical management, ambulatory care services, retail pharmacy, infusion center, 340B/specialty pharmacy, regulatory compliance, business performance, business development, residency programs (will act as chief resident for PGY2 residents), medication safety, strategic planning, regionalizing pharmacy services, APPE/IPP Pharmacy programs, population health and pharmacy revenue cycle optimization. A strong pharmacy operations rotation exposes the residents to personnel management, human resources, information technology automation with other rotations such as 340B drug discount program, budget/finance, medication safety and much more. Training is provided in various aspects of pharmacy management, with emphasis on independent thinking and application of management concepts in the development of progressive pharmacy services. The resident will work with a variety of seasoned and passionate pharmacy managers and will have the opportunity to interact with various leaders across the health system including a rotation with senior leadership, Vice President of Acute Care Hospitals.
Graduate of ACPE-accredited Pharmacy school and eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois.
About Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 HSPAL Residencies
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center, located on Chicago’s west-side, is a 319 bed community teaching hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center. It is part of Sinai Health System, which has provided medical care and social services to Chicago’s west side since 1919 and offers a full continuum of care, including acute, primary, specialty and rehabilitation services. Clinics are located in the communities and at Mount Sinai Hospital.