Residency Listing

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W Congress Pkwy, Atrium 0036
Chicago, IL 60601
Code: 41076
NMS Code: 757269
Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine Pharmacy
Accreditation Status: Candidate
Residency Program Director: Gary D Peksa, Pharm.D., BCPS
(312) 947-0226
Fax: (312) 947-3064
Director of Pharmacy: Thomas R. Wheeler, III, Pharm.D., BCPS
(312) 942-2781
Fax: (312) 942-2218
Program Contact: Gary D Peksa, Pharm.D., BCPS
(312) 947-0226
Fax: (312) 947-3064
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: 2019-01-01
Starting Date: 2019-07-01
Estimated Stipend: 49500
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   
  • Longitudinal research project
  • Preceptor for associated college of pharmacy students
  • Academic lecture opportunities
  • Medication use evaluation or drug monograph
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds (CE presentations)
  • On-call program
  • Code blue and rapid response
  • Restricted antimicrobial approval
  • Code stroke response
  • Hospital committee involvement
  • Teaching certificate
  • Research certificate
Fringe Benefits:   
  • Health, dental, and eye insurance
  • 403b retirement savings
  • Lab coats
  • Travel and meeting reimbursement
  • Paid vacation with time off for interviews
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   
  • Pharm.D. from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Curriculum vitae 3 letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcript
Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Private
Model Type(s): Teaching, Acute Care
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 110
Non-Professional Staff: 0
Total Beds: 676
Average Daily Census: 530
Site Special Features:   
  • 60-bed combined adult and pediatric ED with ~75,000 visits per year
  • Accredited stroke and chest pain center
  • Designated Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
  • State-of-the-art disaster preparedness facility
  • Adult intensive care units consist of ~25-beds each
  • Pediatric or neonatal intensive care units consist of 18 or 60-beds, respectively
  • Offsite rotations in trauma and toxicology (Illinois Poison Control Center)
  • Electives include cardiac surgery, surgical intensive care, neuroscience intensive care, cardiac intensive care, and pre-hospital care