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PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency conducted by NorthShore University HealthSystem in Glenview, Illinois is accredited by ASHP, in partnership with APhA.


PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.


The NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program prepares residents to practice as clinical pharmacists in the community/outpatient pharmacy and diverse ambulatory care settings. The residency program supports NorthShore’s mission to “ help everyone in our communities be their best" by providing the resident with skills to confidently provide care using evidenced based medicine to improve the health and wellbeing of the patients within the communities they serve. Being part of a large health system gives residents the opportunity to work in unique hospital outpatient pharmacies and diverse clinical settings including: anticoagulation, oncology, heart failure, comprehensive care, general medicine, oncology, population management, and hepatitis C. Additionally, the residents will have the opportunity to collaborate with other healthcare providers in various settings; develop viable pharmacy services; effectively manage a community/outpatient pharmacy and ambulatory clinic; advance community pharmacy practice, and educate pharmacists and other health care providers. The residents will have various opportunities to provide educational presentations to the patients and the community as well as participate in health screenings, vaccination clinics, and medication take back events. Residents will also have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through experiences within their pharmacy management learning experience and participation in corporate and departmental committees. Residents will also have the opportunity to mentor and teach pharmacy students through a formal Teaching Certificate program and IPPE/APPE preceptorship.

Outpatient Pharmacy Department and Ambulatory Care Services

NorthShore University HealthSystem Outpatient Pharmacy Department is comprised of three hospital outpatient pharmacies located in Evanston, Glenbrook, and Skokie Hospitals. In addition, the outpatient pharmacy department has oncology specialty pharmacies at Evanston and Glenbrook Hospitals. Highland Park Hospital has a combined outpatient and oncology specialty pharmacy. NorthShore operates 3 pharmacist-managed Anticoagulation clinics at Skokie, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals. In addition, ambulatory pharmacists manage patients in a heart failure clinic and cardiodiabetes clinic at Skokie Hospital. Ambulatory pharmacists collaborate with health care teams in the NorthShore Comprehensive Care Center, general medicine clinic, Hepatitis C clinic, and Kellogg Cancer Center. Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams at the health system is emphasized in order to improve patient outcomes.

Residency Program

The NorthShore PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2007 to develop and implement advanced patient care services in the pharmacies. The NorthShore PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program was granted full ASHP accreditation in 2009. The program recruits for three residency positions.

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency

Program Highlights

The resident will gain experience in:

  • Developing and implementing new disease-state management programs
  • Determining the value of and securing compensation for patient-care services
  • Conducting health and wellness outreach programs in various community settings.
  • Educating healthcare professionals and students
  • Managing and leading a profitable and clinically effective pharmacy
  • Developing and marketing new innovative pharmacy services
  • Practical pharmacy management
  • Presenting residency projects at regional and national professional conferences
  • Establishing collaborative working relationships with community healthcare providers
  • Developing professional and leadership skills necessary for advancing pharmacy practice

Resident activities

  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Health fairs and community health seminars
  • Disease state management programs
  • Health and wellness screenings
  • Journal club discussions
  • Medication safety management
  • Anticoagulation, Comprehensive Care, Oncology, General Medicine, Hepatitis, and Heart Failure Clinics
  • Provision of drug information to physicians, nurses, medical residents
  • Precepting/mentoring pharmacy students
  • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Completion of a year-long major project
  • Committee meetings and department head meetings
  • Practice management projects and discussions
  • APhA or ASHP Meeting and Exhibition
  • Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Population management
  • Patient-Centered Dispensing
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation (MUE)
  • Community Wellness
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology (Ambulatory and Outpatient Specialty Pharmacy)
  • General Medicine Clinic
  • Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Administration*
  • Comprehensive Care Center
  • Academia*
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Professional Development and Personal Wellness

*Indicates elective learning experiences

The residency will develop a resident’s ability to implement and provide advanced patient care services in a community pharmacy setting. In addition, the residency will focus on the development of pharmacy management skills as well as professional and leadership skills necessary for advancing pharmacy practice.


To learn more about our program, please visit us at our residency booth at school residency fairs, Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting, or at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. 

For the 2024 recruitment year, we will also be hosting virtual open house events via Go-To-Meeting on the following days/times:


  • Wednesday, October 11, 2023: 4-5pm Central Time
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023: 7-8pm Central Time (All programs, PGY2 focus)
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2023: 4-5pm Central Time


Contact Ksenia Hankewych, PharmD, to sign up and receive the login information.

Hospital and Pharmacy Locations

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201 

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL 60025

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave. West
Highland Park, IL 60035

Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076