Pharmacy Residency Program

Loyola University Medical Center offers a one-year PGY1 pharmacy residency and a one-year PGY-2 critical care residency. Our programs give residents the opportunity to practice in a nationally recognized academic health system. Residents will have the opportunity to train in several specialty areas, including adult and pediatric critical care, solid organ transplant, burn critical care, trauma and emergency medicine, as well as general medicine, general surgery, hematology/oncology and cardiology.

Our programs are designed to encourage residents to develop the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to become leaders in the pharmacy profession. Residents will work closely with physicians, nurses and other health professionals on multidisciplinary teams that provide a dynamic environment in which residents will develop critical thinking skills and confidence.

Residents will be guided through their residency by preceptors who will encourage them to work and think independently. Residents will also gain research experience by completing a research project under the direction of a preceptor. As many preceptors also accept pharmacy students on rotation, residents will also gain valuable teaching experience.

The goal of our training program is to develop well-rounded clinicians with the skills to practice in a variety of patient-care settings.

The Residency Experience

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

The core residency experiences include inpatient care rotations in general medicine, pediatrics, critical care, infectious diseases, cardiology, pharmacy administration, pharmacy operations (longitudinal) and research (longitudinal). The resident will complete 12 four-week rotations consisting of eight required rotations and four electives.

Elective rotations are available in several critical care areas including trauma ICU, burn ICU, neurosurgical ICU, cardiovascular surgical ICU and general surgery. In addition, rotations in transplant medicine include heart transplant/advanced heart failure, lung transplant and abdominal transplant. An elective rotation in the Emergency Department is also available. Hematology/oncology is also available as an elective rotation.

PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

The core residency experiences include inpatient care rotations in the following settings: orientation (includes nutrition), burn intensive care unit (ICU), cardiovascular surgery ICU, emergency medicine, medical ICU, neurosurgical ICU and surgical/trauma ICU. The resident must repeat one of the aforementioned critical care settings. The resident will complete 12 four-week rotations consisting of eight required rotations and four electives.

Elective rotations are available in several areas including bone marrow transplant ICU, cardiac ICU, infectious diseases, nutrition, pediatric ICU, toxicology and solid organ transplant, including abdominal, heart and lung transplantation.

Application Process

Qualified candidates must have, or will have, completed a PharmD at an accredited College of Pharmacy or equivalent degree. All residents must be licensed by the Illinois Board of Pharmacy by Aug. 1.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline for the next year's program: December 28, 2017
  • Onsite interviews begin soon after the application deadline

Required Application Materials (to be completed in PhORCAS):

  • Completed PhORCAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts for pharmacy education
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Answers to supplemental questions posted on the ASHP Residency Directory (applies to PGY1 program only)

For further information, please contact:

LUMC Pharmacy Residency
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy
2160 S. First Ave.
Maywood, IL 60153
Pharmacyresidency@lumc.edu
Phone: 708-216-3875

Learn more by reading our pharmacy residency program FAQs.