Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics



  • MD, MD/PhD, PharmD or PhD degree
  • be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • complete residency training (MD and PharmD applicants)

Trainees may not hold post-doctoral status (or any combination of relevant post-doctoral experience at the University of Chicago or elsewhere) for longer than five years – per The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division Post-Doctoral Training Guidelines. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility please contact Lexi Nash Smith,


Application Material

  1. Online Application
  2. Career Interest Summary (attachment within the application)
    Complete a 1 – 2 page summary of your interest in clinical pharmacology and pharmacogenomics and your future career plans. Include information regarding any training in teaching or research.
  3. Curriculum Vitae (attachment within the application)
  4. One to three Letters of Recommendation depending on internal vs external candidates (sent separately)
    Recommendation letters must: 1) be on institutional letterhead with an original signature, 2) are accepted via email to Lexi Nash Smith,, 3) be addressed to Dr. Peter H. O’Donnell, Chair Committee on Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics. Applicants are responsible for following up with recommenders. Applications are not considered completed until all material is received.

    Program Address:
    The University of Chicago
    5841 S. Maryland Ave, MC 2115
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Attn: Lexi Nash Smith

Additional Information

Applications from non-US citizen within the United States are accepted.  Funding is limited.  Other training opportunities for non-US citizens can be found through the Office of Global Health at the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago community is committed to an environment conducive to learning, teaching, working and conducting research that values diversity. We welcome all individuals who come from diverse populations that are under-represented in science or academia including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, individuals from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds and individuals with disabilities. Program faculty coordinate with the The University of Chicago Office of Diversity & Inclusion to continually improve recruitment, retention, scholarship, leadership, and mentorship of qualified students, staff, and faculty in an environment rich with cultural awareness, and sensitivity.

Submission Deadline

The program is on a rolling submission but it is highly recommended applications are submitted at least six (6) months prior to desired start date.

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The Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenomics Training Program is sponsored in part by National Institutes of Health (NIH) along with the University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division and the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women’s Board.