Residency Listing

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60612
Code: 41035
NMS Code: 667860
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Oncology Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Amanda Seddon, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP
(312) 947-2406
Fax: (312) 942-2218
Director of Pharmacy: Thomas R. Wheeler, III, Pharm.D., BCPS
(312) 942-2781
Fax: (312) 942-2218
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo/residency
Number of Positions: 1
Estimated Stipend: 48000
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   The residency program has a focus on inpatient hematology, oncology and stem cell transplant (SCT) with opportunities in pediatric heme/onc, outpatient hematology, oncology and SCT clinics, gynecology/oncology, pain management and palliative care service, infectious diseases and investigational drug service. In addition to gaining experience in a variety of clinical oncology settings, residents also participate in research, educational, and administrative activities relevant to the practice of oncology. The goal of this program is to prepare a PGY2 oncology resident to be an oncology pharmacy specialist who is qualified for acute and ambulatory care positions as part of hematology, oncology and stem cell therapy interdisciplinary teams. Additionally, the resident will be prepared for board certification in oncology pharmacy. An on-call program provides the resident with unique and challenging experiences overnight.
Fringe Benefits:   Participation in Rush Health Plans health/life insurance, lab coats, ACLS/PALS training, partial travel and CE reimbursement, and approximately 20 days of PTO
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   Curriculum vitae, letter of intent, Pharm.D. from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy, completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency, eligible for Illinois licensure, 3 letters of recommendation (using the template found on PhORCAS), and pharmacy school transcripts.
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 60
Non-Professional Staff: 65
Total Beds: 676
Average Daily Census: 475
Site Special Features:   Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center that encompasses a 676-bed hospital serving adults and children, including a new outpatient cancer center. Our brand new 376- bed patient care tower with a state of the art emergency room opened in January of 2012. The hospital’s Department of Pharmacy has advanced technology including CPOE, smart pumps, IV robot, and remote verification technology. The Pharmacy Department is fully committed to teaching and research in its affiliation with several nearby colleges of pharmacy.