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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Abbott Northwestern Pharmacy Practice Residency

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

The purpose of the Abbott Northwestern Hospital’s Pharmacy Residency Program is to provide experience and knowledge while developing the skills needed to fulfill the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice. The focus of the Residency is to prepare Residents to practice as pharmacists in health system pharmacy settings in a variety of roles. Specifically, the program is designed to develop residents’ confidence in providing patient care and practice management. Residents are also required to complete an appropriate project and medication use evaluation.

Number of residency positions

  • Five PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residents
  • One PGY2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Resident
  • One PGY2 Cardiology Pharmacy Resident

Core outcomes of Abbott Northwestern's PGYI residency

  • Medication use process
  • Patient-centered care
  • Leadership and management
  • Project management
  • Education/training
  • Medical informatics

Rotations offered

Initial Pharmacy Practice Experience - Centralized operations

Initial Pharmacy Practice Experience - Decentralized operations

Patient-focused care practice experience:

Practice management experiences:

*All residents complete this learning experience

Off-site elective practice experience

Residents are allowed one off-site practice experience as an elective, based on interest and availability. Examples include small hospital practice or hospice/palliative care.


Application process

Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS* system by January 15, 2013.

12/6/12 IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT APPLICATIONS: Some applicants have indicated a problem with applying to the Abbott Northwestern Hospital PGY1 residency through the PhORCAS system. Your application is very important to us. Please contact PhORCAS customer support if you are having difficulty with that system. Manual applications may be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Abbott Northwestern Residency Program Director for instructions.

  • Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service (Match number 110113)**
  • Three letters of recommendation on sender's letterhead
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official college transcript
  • Letter of intent

*For more information.

**For more information.


  • On-site interviews to invited applicants in January and February
  • Interview includes meetings with the program director, department leadership and preceptors and requires a 20-minute presentation

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