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
Co-coordinators:
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.