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Pharmacy Residency Program

Loyola University Medical Center offers a one-year PGY1 pharmacy residency. This program gives residents the opportunity to practice in a nationally recognized academic health-system. Residents will have the opportunity to train in several specialty areas including both adult and pediatric critical care, solid organ transplant, burn critical care, trauma and emergency medicine as well as general medicine and cardiology.

Our program is 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 multi-disciplinary teams that provide a dynamic environment in which the 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

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 or Cardiovascular Surgical ICU. 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.

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 August 1.

Important Dates:

  •     Application Deadline for the next year's program: Dec. 31, 2015
  •     Onsite interviews begin soon after the application deadline

Required Application Materials (to be completed in PhORCAS):

  •     Completed PhORCAS application
  •     Curriculum Vitae
  •     Official transcripts for pharmacy education
  •     Letter of intent
  •     Three letters of recommendation

For further information, please contact:

LUMC PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Pharmacy
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, Illinois 60153
Phone: (708) 216-3875

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