Pharmacy Residency Program

The University of Chicago Medicine is a progressive organization, offering pharmacy residents the opportunity to work in an exciting setting, one nationally recognized for achievement.

The majority of training takes place at the University of Chicago hospital, located on the main University campus. This academic environment fosters innovation and advancement in health care, and pharmacists are an integral part of this process. The pharmacy department has a strong presence on the medical campus and pharmacy residents are valued members of their health care teams.

Our training program is designed to develop knowledge and encourage clinical leadership. Residents will improve their skills and build confidence, making an undeniable difference in the residents’ ability to provide excellent patient care throughout their professional career.

Rotations are available in a wide variety of practice areas under the support and guidance of preceptors who challenge the residents and encourage independence. Residents also participate in a teaching certification program and gain experience in the fundamentals of research through completion of a project.

The goals of our training program are to provide opportunities for learning through projects and presentations, foster the ability to share knowledge through preceptorship, and achieve an understanding of hospital pharmacy practice through staffing responsibilities and administrative experiences.

We currently offer a PGY-1 program as well as PGY-2 programs in cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, oncology and pediatrics. Please find more details about our programs in the resident pamphlet. Please download the pamphlet or contact the program directors with any additional questions or requests for information.

Residency faculty (PDF)

Current residents (PDF)

Download program information (PDF)

Residency program supplemental application (DOC)

Residency alumni listing (PDF)

Our application deadline is Friday, January 1, 2016. Please upload all materials to PhORCAS.

Contact Us

For more information regarding our Pharmacy Residency Program, please email: pharmacy.graduateeducation

Jennifer Austin Szwak, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Elisabeth Simmons, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Pediatrics

Sandeep Parsad, PharmD, BCOP
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Oncology

Jennifer Austin Szwak, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2
Internal Medicine

Natasha Pettit, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Infectious Disease

Heather Bullard, PharmD
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Critical Care

Sajni Patel, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY2 Cardiology

Bryan McCarthy, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Residency Program Director, PGY1/2/MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration