NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Evanston, Illinois
NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated, comprehensive health care delivery system located in the northeast suburbs of Chicago consisting of Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals, a 900 member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally, and are a principle teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and have a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the "Most Wired Hospitals" in the country.
Education of health care professionals is an important component of our mission. NorthShore currently offers 10 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community Residency program, 1 position in the PGY1/2 combined Pharmacy Informatics program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership, and PGY2 Pharmacogenomics Residency Programs. All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners.
Oncology Pharmacy Residency Description
The primary training site for the resident is the Kellogg Cancer Centers (KCC). The KCC are located in Evanston, Glenbrook and Highland Park Hospitals. The collaborative practice model focuses on each individual’s needs by providing medical, surgical, radiation, psychosocial and emotional support; thus offering comprehensive care for oncology patients and their families. The healthcare team includes: medical oncologists, oncology certified nurses, board certified oncology pharmacists, oncology research nurses, clinical nutritionists, oncology trained social workers and psychologists. The KCC participates in clinical research and offers a broad range of clinical trials focusing on the treatment as well as prevention of cancer. Each site utilizes a computerized physician order entry system specially designed for oncology within an electronic medical record system.
Oncology pharmacists are key members of the multidisciplinary care team participating in all aspects of the comprehensive oncology program. The pharmacists work as part of the team with oncologists and nurses to provide optimal care for each individual patient. A pharmacy is located within each of the KCC. The pharmacies prepare and dispense all medications administered in the clinic, including investigational agents, after they are reviewed by oncology pharmacists. A point-of-care pharmacy, where take-home prescriptions such as oral chemotherapy and antiemetics are dispensed, is also located within each Kellogg site. The program has 18 clinical pharmacists and 10 technicians reporting to a director of oncology pharmacy.
The Oncology Residency at NorthShore University HealthSystem is a comprehensive accredited specialty pharmacy program that exposes the resident to all areas of cancer patient care: outpatient, inpatient, hospice, investigational studies/research, etc. This program provides residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into improved patient outcomes. It instills a philosophy of practice that pharmacists must be responsible and accountable for pursuing optimal drug therapy outcomes. Under the supervision of oncology pharmacists, the resident will learn in depth about each cancer and its corresponding management by attending clinic with the physicians/nurses and working alongside other multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals.
Head Neck Lung Cancers
Sarcomas and Skin Cancers
Drug Use & Safety
Teaching & Research
Other Requirements Include:
Complete a research project
Conduct drug utilization evaluation studies
Conduct in-service training for medical/nursing/pharmacy staff
Attend multidisciplinary tumor conferences
Lead journal club discussions
Participate in cancer topic discussions
Lead and participate in case presentations
Provide drug information
Write articles for the cancer center newsletter
Assist in precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students
Participate on multi-disciplinary committees
While staffing the Kellogg Pharmacy two days a week, the resident will review the appropriateness of therapy and understand the required monitoring for the various antineoplastic agents. Overall, the resident will provide comprehensive clinical services and work closely with oncologists and nurses
The following are required for all candidates:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited program and successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program prior to start date
Current Illinois Pharmacy Technician or Student Intern license (if a pharmacist license is not obtained prior to start of residency year)
Illinois Pharmacist Registration by August 15th of residency year
PhORCAS application, including curriculum vitae, letter of intent, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation (at least 1 letter must be from your PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director)
PGY2 Oncology Residency. For more information, call Wendy Hui, PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program Director at 847-570-2205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must apply through PhORCAS and register for the ASHP Match. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
About NorthShore University HealthSystem PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy Residency Program
NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated, comprehensive health care delivery system located in the northeast suburbs of Chicago consisting of Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals, a 900 member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally, and are a principle teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and have a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the country.