PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for the medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

A message from our Residency Advisory Committee (RAC)

We are dedicated to providing a superior residency experience to promote the field of pediatric clinical pharmacy. We expect that the resident will leave our residency with the skills necessary to perform at the high standard that employers seek out.


This program typically starts the last Monday of June and ends after 12 months.


The PGY1 resident will complete rotations in the clinical, operational, and administrative areas of the pharmacy enterprise. Mandatory rotations include (typically 4 weeks in duration unless specified as longitudinal):

  • Orientation/Training
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Management (longitudinal)
  • Research Project (longitudinal)

Elective rotations (4 weeks) may include: (typically 4 weeks in duration unless specified as longitudinal)

  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCU)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • CCU II
  • Heme/Onc II

Teaching Opportunities

The resident will have many opportunities to enhance their teaching experiences. Examples of opportunities include:

  • Precepting fourth-year pharmacy students on clinical rotations
  • Didactic lecture to pharmacy students
  • Formal presentations to pharmacy staff
  • In-service presentations to healthcare teams
  • Pharmacy orientation for new nursing staff

Additional Opportunities

In addition to rotation, the resident will be expected to complete various projects. These projects may include (but are not limited to);

  • A drug monograph for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee to review
  • A drug class review for the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee to review
  • A drug use evaluation
  • A year-long project to be presented at a regional or national pharmacy meeting
  • Quality improvement projects

Resident Requirements

Residents are required to be graduates of an accredited pharmacy program and eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Illinois. Licensure is required within 90 days of the start of the residency.

Staffing Requirements

  • Every other weekend
  • Two full weeks of staffing during the residency year
  • Two holidays


  • Stipend may change annually. See latest residency listing at the ASHP Online Residency Directory.
  • Dental, Health, Life, 403b
  • 10 days of vacation per year
  • Travel allowance to ASHP Midyear Meeting
  • Travel allowance to either Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference or to the Annual PPAG Meeting

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit the following items via PhORCAS (note: There is a deadline listed in PhORCAS)

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation

If there are any problems applying through PhORCAS or issues with transcripts being obtained over the holidays please contact the residency program director.

Interview Process

An on-site interview is required and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the candidate. The interview day is typically scheduled with one other candidate to maximize efficiency with the interview day.


Each year a new brochure is designed with the latest information on our hospital and Pharmacy Department. Please e-mail to obtain the latest brochure.


Janice Raucci, PharmD, BCPPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
225 E. Chicago Ave., Box 74
Chicago, IL 60611
Office Phone: 312.227.4129