NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is a private, not-for-profit community teaching hospital system based in Evanston, Illinois. It consists of four hospitals - Evanston Hospital, Glenbrook Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, and Skokie Hospital; a 800+ member Medical Group, a Home Services Division, and a Research Institute. The hospitals of NorthShore University HealthSystem rank among the Top 100 Hospitals and the Top 15 major teaching hospitals nationally. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the "Most Wired Hospitals" in the country.

Outpatient Pharmacy Department

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 retail pharmacies at Evanston, Glenbrook, and Highland Park Hospitals.

Residency Program

The NorthShore Community Pharmacy Residency Program was established in 2007 to develop and implement advanced patient care services in the pharmacies. The NorthShore Community Pharmacy Residency Program was granted full ASHP accreditation in 2009. The program recruits for two residency positions. This post-graduate residency is supported in part by an educational grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation.

Community Pharmacy Practice 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
  • Brown bag activities
  • Health and wellness screenings
  • Journal club discussions
  • Medication safety management
  • Preparation of newsletters for pharmacy staff
  • Anticoagulation, Oncology, and General Medicine clinics
  • Provision of drug information to physicians, nurses, medical residents
  • Precepting/mentoring pharmacy students
  • Completion of a year long research project
  • Committee meetings and department head meetings
  • Practice management projects and discussions
  • ASHP Midyear clinical meeting or APhA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

Community Pharmacy Residency Learning Experiences

  • Community Wellness
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Pharmacy Staffing
  • General Medicine
  • Pharmacy Management
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Anticoagulation
  • Drug Information
  • Pharmacy Administration*
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Academia*
  • Teaching certificate program

*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 development of pharmacy management skills as well as professional and leadership skills necessary for advancing pharmacy practice.

Hospital and Pharmacy Locations

Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenview, IL 60025

Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL 60035

Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076

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