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. Core rotations include (typically 5 weeks in duration unless specified as longitudinal):
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Research Project (longitudinal)
Elective rotations may include: (typically 4 weeks in duration unless specified as longitudinal)
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CCU)
Bone Marrow Transplant
Solid Organ Transplant
Revisit a core rotation at an advanced level
Investigational Drug Services (longitudinal)
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
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
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.
Every other weekend
Two full weeks of staffing during the residency year
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org after December 1st 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 email@example.com
Janice Raucci, PharmD, BCPPS Residency Program Director St Louis College of Pharmacy alumni PGY1: Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City Preceptor: Orientation & NICU
Meghan Caruso, PharmD, BCPS University of Illinois at Chicago alumni PGY1: University of Illinois at Chicago Preceptor: Stem Cell Transplant
Justina Damiani, PharmD, BCPS Purdue University alumni PGY1: Medical College of Georgia/ University of Georgia PGY2 - pediatrics: University of Michigan Health Systems Preceptor: CCU
Shi-Fong George, PharmD University of Illinois at Chicago alumni PGY1: University of Illinois at Chicago Preceptor: PICU
Laura Gleason, PharmD, BCOP Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni PGY1: Nebraska Medicine PGY2 – oncology: Nebraska Medicine Preceptor: Heme/Onc
Becky Godfrey, PharmD, BCPPS The Ohio State University alumni PGY1: Ohio Health Riverside Methodist Hospital PGY2 - pediatrics: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Preceptor: NICU
Marge Hoffmeister, RPh St Louis College of Pharmacy alumni Preceptor: Staffing
Natalia Jasiak-Panek, PharmD, BCPS University of Illinois at Chicago alumni PGY1: University of Michigan PGY2 – solid organ transplant: University of Michigan Transplant Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago Preceptor: Solid Organ Transplant
Claire Konicek, PharmD, BCPPS Creighton University alumni Preceptor: Staffing
Ashley Lange, PharmD, BCPPS Midwestern University alumni PGY1: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin PGY2: Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Preceptor: General Pediatrics
Kevin Le, PharmD, BCPS University of California San Francisco alumni PGY1: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Preceptor: Solid Organ Transplant
Tom Moran, MS, PharmD, BCPS University of Illinois at Chicago alumni PGY1: Kaiser Permanente Preceptor: PICU
Raj Mudahar, PharmD, BCPS Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences alumni PGY1: Massachusetts General Hospital Preceptor: Management
Uzoma Okeagu, PharmD, BCPS University of Michigan alumni PGY1: Sinai Health System Preceptor: Investigational Drug Services
Vickie Papageorge, RPh Purdue University alumni Preceptor: General Pediatrics
Tonya Scardina, PharmD, BCPS-AQ ID University of Missouri Kansas City alumni PGY1: University of Illinois at Chicago Infectious Disease Fellowship: University of Illinois at Chicago Preceptor: ID
Alexandra Steevensz, PharmD University of Oklahoma alumni Preceptor: Staffing
Agnes Szarek, PharmD University of Illinois at Chicago alumni PGY1: Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Preceptor: CCU