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PGY2 Drug Information Resident

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Apr 9, 2023

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Position Type
Specialty Area
Drug Information
Work Setting
College / University

Job Details

The pharmacy resident is responsible for providing quality drug information services to health care professionals who are clients of the Drug Information Group at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. The goal of the residency program is to provide training and expertise in critically evaluating the biomedical literature, communicating evidence-based information, formulary management, didactic teaching, and experiential teaching. The Drug Information Pharmacy Resident will work under the guidance of the Residency Coordinator and Director in all job activities. 

The PGY2 Drug Information Residency is an unaccredited 1-year program, which provides flexibility to train the resident in their particular area(s) of interest and builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ clinical competency to provide advanced training for a career in academia, managed care, industry, and medical communications. Required rotational experiences take place at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Pharmacy and include answering drug information inquiries from health care professionals, medical writing, formulary management, teaching at the UIC College of Pharmacy, and completion of a longitudinal research project. Elective rotations may take place off-site, and include academic detailing, medication safety/pharmacovigilance, medical communications, pharmaceutical industry, poison information, informatics, investigational drugs, academic experiential, and medication use policy. In addition to the required rotational teaching experience, residents will participate in precepting PGY1 residents and APPE students on rotation in the Drug Information Center within the College of Pharmacy. By the end of the residency, residents will have prepared and presented an ACPE accredited seminar, completed a teaching certificate program, prepared 2 manuscripts for publication, and presented a poster at a national or state meeting. The residency program is largely project-based and offers flexible work arrangements, including work from home opportunities. Weekend staffing requirements are limited to 8 hours per month, beginning in October of the residency year. All other weekends and designated University holidays the resident will be off. We are accepting applications for this position on a rolling basis until April 21, 2023, with preference given to candidates who submit a completed application by March 22, 2023. Check out our website at for additional details about the program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Completion of a PGY1 pharmacy residency program or equivalent experience involving direct patient care
  • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Illinois
  • Meeting all requirements for employment by the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), including successful completion of a background check

Interested applicants should electronically submit the following to the residency program director by the application deadline:

  • Electronic transcripts from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • A letter of intent describing how the completion of this program would meet career goals
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Example of a recently written project
  • 3 letters of recommendation emailed directly to Rachel Brunner (


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