Residency Programs

Residency Programs

Rush offers a PGY1 pharmacy residency, including a nontraditional PGY1 residency, as well as five specialized PGY2 programs. There are tentative plans to start two new PGY2 programs in July 2021 — in Internal Medicine and Health System Pharmacy/Leadership.

Residency Program Residency Program Director Manual, Brochure and Webpage Year Started Application Due Date
PGY1 Gary D. Peksa, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Alifiya Hyderi, Pharm.D., BCPS
Stephany Nuñez Cruz, PharmD, BCPS
1978 1/1/22
PGY2 Critical Care Mary Jane Sullivan, PharmD, BCCCP 2012 No longer accepting applications
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Giles Slocum, Pharm.D, BCCCP 2017 1/1/22
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Sara Wilke, Pharm.D., MBA Recruiting for 2022 1/5/22
PGY2 Internal Medicine Melissa Kocek, Pharm.D., BCPS Recruiting for 2022 1/5/22
PGY2 Oncology Danielle Murphy, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
Residency project coordinator:
Becca Myers, Pharm.D., BCOP
Residency outpatient coordinator: Trevor Christ, PharmD, BCOP
2012 No longer accepting applications
PGY2 Pediatrics Jessica Jacobson, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS 2019 1/1/23
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Marissa Brokhof, PharmD, BCPS, BCTXP 2012 No longer accepting applications

Apply to a Program

Interested candidates should apply for a Rush pharmacy residency through the following channels:

  • Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • ASHP Resident Matching Service/National Matching Service
  • Letter of intent for PGY1 residency programs: please incorporate the following items into the submitted letter of intent:
    • Preferred interest in traditional PGY1 or nontraditional PGY1, if there is a preference
    • Areas of interest to focus on during the residency
    • Level of desire to mentor/precept pharmacy student
    • Preparation for a 24-hour on-call program
    • Career goals

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept any international applicants at this time.