Residency Showcase

Students considering a residency program after graduation can get a head start connecting with current Residents and Residency Directors at the showcase Saturday, September 14th. ICHP's Residency Showcase will allow you to learn more about residency programs from around the mid-west in a smaller, less frantic forum than ASHP's Midyear Clinical Meeting.

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Juinting Chiang
Positions Available: 2

The AMITA Health Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago (AHSJHC) PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is designed to provide advanced training and comprehensive educational experiences based on the interests of the resident. This program offers a wide range of learning experiences, including Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Cardiology, Infectious Diseases, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Inpatient Headache, Transitions of Care, and Pharmacy Management. Residents of this program will be eligible for clinical pharmacist positions or PGY2 training programs upon completion of the program.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Wausau, WI
Residency Director:
Positions Available: 3


Aspirus is a non-profit, community directed health system consisting of 8 hospitals, including Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Clinics (a group of 100+ physicians), long-term care facilities, a large home care company, a hospice program and others. Aspirus serves patients in 14 Wisconsin counties and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Wausau Hospital provides primary, secondary, and selected tertiary care services as a regional referral center and Level 2 Trauma Center. Specialty referral service emphasis exists in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma, Orthopedics, and Oncology. The hospital is licensed for 325 beds; 225 are operational. Average daily inpatient census is 160 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Outpatient visits exceed 82,000 and 30,000 emergency department visits occur annually. For more information see

Aspirus Wausau Hospital was recognized by IBM Watson Health as a top 100 Hospital in the US and top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital. Best known for its world-class cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leading edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.  Aspirus is listed among the Nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health in its 15 Top Health Systems annual study.  


The Aspirus Wausau Hospital Pharmacy consists of an inpatient pharmacy, a clinic pharmacy, and an ambulatory oncology center pharmacy.  The department is progressive and clinically oriented. The department provides a broad range of drug information services to both professionals and the public and is supported by computerized resources. A state of the art clean room and unit-based automated dispensing technology support our distributive operation. Decentralized pharmacists are located throughout the hospital where they can provide specialized pharmaceutical care and participate in multi-disciplinary patient care rounds.  


The ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital provides residents with a broad range of clinical experiences with a focus on inpatient acute care, drug information and practice management. Through pharmacist-directed protocols, residents will gain experience managing total parenteral nutrition, hyperglycemia, kinetics and anticoagulation. Numerous educational opportunities, both public and professional, are available with our partners in palliative care, outpatient oncology and cardiology. 

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of our PGY-1 pharmacy residency is to prepare the resident as a clinician for an entry level hospital pharmacist position, and optimally for patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions or PGY-2 training in their area of interest. They will become experienced in both distributive functions and the management of medication therapy in various disease states. It is our goal that graduates be committed to excellence in pharmacy practice and able to deliver extraordinary pharmaceutical care as an integral team member in a variety of practice settings. Through their pursuit for life-long learning, residency graduates will be skillful educators, communicators and leaders in the profession of pharmacy.

The postgraduate year one pharmacy residency training is an organized program that builds upon the knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities developed in an accredited pharmacy education. The resident will enhance their ability and competency to manage medication use systems and produce optimal medication therapy outcomes for patients with a wide range of disease states.

Blessing Hospital
Quincy, IL
Residency Director: Abby Shumaker
Positions Available: 3

Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL is the largest and most sophisticated medical center in a 100-mile radius, with a medical staff of more than 240 physicians and a team of more than 2,000 employees. The hospital is recognized as a national Chest Pain Center with additional recognition of its PCI capabilities, Primary Stroke Center, and consists of a level II trauma emergency department. Blessing Hospital provides training for the Quincy Family Practice Residency Program and Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing. The pharmacy department also provides training to several nearby pharmacy schools including St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, and Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The PGY1 residency at Blessing Hospital exposes the resident to a community hospital setting while simultaneously preparing them for a future role in patient care or further training with a PGY2 residency. The program will be tailored to the resident's areas of interest and rotation schedules are flexible. Core rotations include critical care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, family practice, and antimicrobial stewardship. Electives include oncology, informatics/ medication safety, and practice management. Additionally, any core rotation may be repeated at as an advanced experience. The resident will obtain a teaching certificate through Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy and be able to precept pharmacy students. Paid registration for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification Program will be provided. The resident will attend the ASHP Midyear meeting and complete a major project to be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference.

Bronson Healthcare Group
Kalamazoo, MI
Residency Director: Jese Hogue
Positions Available: 6

Bronson Healthcare Group is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving all of Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. It offers a full range of services from primary care to critical care across more than 60 locations. Key member organizations include: Bronson Methodist Hospital, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital, Bronson LakeView Hospital, Bronson South Haven Hospital, Bronson Medical Group, Bronson at Home, Bronson Commons, Bronson Lifestyle Improvement & Research Center and the Bronson Health Foundation.

Bronson Healthcare Group ASHP Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs:
• Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI (Program Code 114213, 4 positions, directed by Jesse Hogue,
• Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek, MI (Program Code 187413, 2 positions, directed by Amanda Ackerman,

At Bronson we strive to prepare pharmacist resident clinicians for inpatient practice in entry level direct patient care positions within hospital settings, including larger tertiary care centers; for adjunct faculty positions; or to pursue post-graduate year two (PGY2) residency training. Residents complete various required and elective rotations throughout the year to meet predetermined goals and objectives as well as their personal and professional goals. Residents are also exposed to an assortment of teaching opportunities as well as to a variety of presentation and project management activities. Residents experience pharmacy practice in a wide variety of practice areas, including acute care, critical care, cardiology, administration, and other specialty areas.

Captain James A. Lovell Healthcare Center
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Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, IL
Residency Director: Andrew Kesler
Positions Available: 2

Community Hospital
Munster, IN
Residency Director: Sean Chantarapanont
Positions Available: 4

Program Description:
The residency program at Community Hospital offers unique experiences that allow residents the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and clinical skills in a wide variety of practice settings. Learning experiences are tailored based on the needs and interests of the resident.

Program Goals:
At the completion of the PGY1 training, the resident will have the tools necessary to integrate and function as a practical, confident and well-rounded clinical pharmacist. The resident will be prepared for job opportunities or pursuing a PGY-2 program.

CPS/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Amy Wilson
Positions Available: 3

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center:

Mercy Hospital, Chicago’s first chartered hospital, has been serving the city for over 150 years. Located just south of Chicago’s Loop, Mercy is a 250-bed community teaching hospital with a rich history of providing both high quality medical care and excellence in medical education through its medical residency program. Mercy offers a complete range of inpatient and outpatient services.
The pharmacy department offers a broad scope of services and has a staff of over 40 practitioners. Clinical services provided include a pharmacokinetic dosing program, inpatient and outpatient warfarin dosing, and active roles in a number of inpatient and outpatient services and clinics.

Pharmacy students from a variety of colleges of pharmacy train at Mercy.

CPS/Mercy Hospital and Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
The CPS/MHMC residency is a structured, post-graduate experiential training program that strives to develop proficient and professionally independent practitioners.  It is focused on improving the resident’s abilities beyond entry level competence in clinical and operational pharmacy services and developing leadership skills that can be applied in any practice setting.  In this program, the resident will actively participate in efforts to improve the scope and quality of pharmacy services, and will evaluate the relevant outcomes of such initiatives.  As a clinician, the resident will demonstrate proficiency and responsibility in caring for patients with a wide variety of disease states in different healthcare settings.  As befits the teaching missions of the sponsoring organizations, the resident will become skilled as an educator of health professionals, students, and the public.  Throughout all experiences, the resident will acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning and self-assessment.

Mercy Hospital and Medical Center PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

CPS sponsors a PGY-2 ambulatory care residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in downtown Chicago. Residents will gain ambulatory care experience providing care in an array of pharmacy-managed clinics, multidisciplinary clinics, and community pharmacies.

The CPS/MHMC PGY-2 residency is a structured, post-graduate ambulatory training program that strives to develop proficient, professionally committed practitioners. Learning experiences are conducted in a variety of pharmacy-managed and multidisciplinary clinics with a maximum degree of flexibility and customizations to meet the resident’s needs and interests. The program also focuses on improving the resident’s abilities beyond general pharmacy practice, developing leadership skills that can be applied in the ambulatory practice setting.

In this program, the resident will actively participate in efforts to improve the scope and quality of ambulatory care pharmacy services and will evaluate the relevant outcomes of such initiatives.

As befits the teaching missions of the sponsoring organizations, the resident will become skilled as an educator of health professionals, students, and the public. Throughout the residency experience, the resident will acquire the skills necessary for lifelong learning and self-assessment.

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur, IL
Residency Director: Chelsey Fritzgerald
Positions Available: 2

The PGY1 residency at Decatur Memorial Hospital exposes the resident to a community hospital setting while simultaneously preparing them for a future role in patient care or further training. The program is a 12 month program and will be tailored to the resident's areas of interest. Core rotations include critical care, emergency medicine, internal medicine, leadership, infectious disease, and medication safety. Electives include oncology, antimicrobial stewardship, cardiology, advanced internal medicine, trauma, and gastrointestinal medicine. The resident will attend the ASHP Midyear meeting and complete a major project to be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference.

About Decatur Memorial Hospital

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH) is a 300-bed hospital serving patients from across the central Illinois area. DMH is a Level II Trauma Center and has a focus in critical care, cardiology, and orthopedic services. Pharmacists practice throughout the hospital including ED, ICU, inpatient areas, and outpatient clinics.

Flint, MI
Residency Director:
Positions Available:

We are proud to host a postgraduate year one (PGY-1) pharmacy residency program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Residency at Diplomat emphasizes the development of advanced skills in a specialty pharmacy setting. We will have two positions available for the 2020-2021 residency year.

The residency’s primary practice site is at Diplomat’s corporate headquarters in Flint, Michigan. Additional involvement with Ferris State University’s College of Pharmacy and other patient care facilities provides residents with a broad range of clinical opportunities.

Franciscan Health Hammond
Hammond, IN
Residency Director: Nikita Parchem
Positions Available: 4

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
O'Fallon, IL
Residency Director: Dawn Dankenbring
Positions Available: 3

Established in 1875, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a community teaching hospital located in O’Fallon, Illinois, 15 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital serves over 40 different medical specialties and is the primary practice site for the St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency program. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a member of the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS), a multi-institutional health care system that sponsors 15 hospitals that is based in Springfield, Illinois.

The St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program is affiliated with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy and offers two PGY-1 positions and one PGY-2 position in Pharmacy Informatics. The PGY-1 Pharmacy and PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Programs of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and SIUE School of Pharmacy are accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program allows the residents flexibility in designing their activities to meet their interests. Core rotations are comprised of Administration, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Distribution/Orientation, Internal Medicine and Advanced Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Informatics, and Medication Safety. More than ten elective opportunities are designed to develop advanced skills in a variety of areas and include, but are not limited to Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pain Management, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry. In addition, the program offers a Teaching Certificate in association with the SIUE School of Pharmacy. Completion of a major research project suitable for publication is required along with a presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.

The combined PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program is designed to develop the resident into a leader in pharmacy informatics and health information technology. The resident will provide support to the pharmacy and informatics departments for the 15 hospitals in the Hospital Sisters Health System. Rotation opportunities include Clinical Decision Support, Operational Informatics, Evidence-Based Medicine, Health System Informatics, Pharmacy Automation, Supply Chain, Vendor Informatics, Medication Safety, Pharmacy Information Systems, and Administration, Quality, and Regulatory Compliance. In addition, the program offers an elective Teaching Certificate program in association with the SIUE School of Pharmacy. The resident also will have the opportunity to deliver presentations at regional and national conferences.

HSHS St. John's Hospital
Springfield, IL
Residency Director: Brandi Strader
Positions Available: 4

HSHS St. John's Hospital is a regional teaching healthcare center serving central and southern IL. With 430 acute care beds, it is the largest hospital in the Hospital Sisters Health System. Services include a major cardiovascular center, level 1 trauma center, accredited stroke center, state-of-the art surgery center, outpatient cancer center, outpatient pharmacy, level III neonatal intensive care unit and children’s hospital. The pharmacy department provides clinical pharmacy services and inter-professional rounding on many services.

• Program Type: ASHP accredited PGY-1 Residency

Three positions available: ASHP Match Number: 191513

The PGY-1 Residency at St. John’s Hospital will develop competent clinical pharmacists capable of practicing in an acute care hospital. An emphasis is placed on growing leadership skills, promoting pharmacy practice and fostering pharmacy education. Residents will gain extensive experience in all aspects of hospital pharmacy including pharmacokinetics, transitions of care, internal medicine, critical care, trauma, pediatrics, emergency medicine and administration. Residents are required to teach and have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy.

• Program Type: PGY-2 Residency –Infectious Diseases

One position available: ASHP Match Number: 655255

The PGY2 infectious diseases residency is affiliated with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. The program will give the resident an opportunity for extensive experience in all aspects of health-system pharmacy related to infectious diseases. These include infectious diseases consult service, antimicrobial stewardship, longitudinal HIV and hepatitis C clinics, emergency medicine, critical care, microbiology, infection prevention, and pediatric infectious diseases. Residents are required to teach and precept SIUE pharmacy students.

Memorial Medical Center
Springfield, IL
Residency Director: Don Ferrill
Positions Available: 2

Memorial Medical Center is a 521 bed teaching-community hospital that serves as a primary teaching site for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM). Memorial also serves as a pharmacy teaching site for the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE-SOP), Midwestern University-Downers Grove and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Department utilizes an advanced robotic dispensing system which allows unit-based pharmacists to provide a wide variety of clinical pharmacy services.
Memorial Medical Center is a designated Magnet Hospital for Nursing, a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a Kidney and Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Center, Regional Cancer Center, Level I Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. In addition, Memorial is a center known for general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiac services, critical care services, renal services, maternity services, psychiatric and rehabilitative services.

Clinical pharmacy programs/services include:
• Team rounding including, critical care, internal medicine, trauma, transplant, bariatric surgery, lung volume reduction surgery, neurology/stroke and neurocritical care
• Unit-Based Medication Therapy Management
• Antimicrobial Stewardship
• General drug information
• Pharmacokinetic dosing
• Investigational drug services
• ED clinical services

Memorial is a clinical practice site for SIUE School of Pharmacy faculty, with practices in internal medicine. Pharmacists at MMC participate in many hospital committees and provide education to physicians and other healthcare professionals.

The resident will participate in hospital committees, complete a residency project, present at a regional conference and provide continuing education for practicing pharmacists. Residents will also have opportunities to precept pharmacy students.

Memorial’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency training.

Application Process:
Applications to Memorial’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program are offered through the National Matching Services (NMS) on behalf of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and through the Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) which can be found at Applicants must provide current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

The resident must provide proof of completed examination for both the NAPLEX and MPJE, on the first day of the residency year. Ultimately, Illinois licensure as a Registered Pharmacist is required by September 1st of the residency year.

Residency Learning System: Memorial utilizes the Residency Learning System (RLS) which is a systems-based decision process that assists in designing, executing and evaluating a residency program. This system is utilized to obtain the six required outcomes of an ASHP accredited PGY-1 residency program:
1) Manage and improve the medication use process
2) Provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams
3) Exercise leadership and practice management skills
4) Demonstrate project management skills
5) Provide medication and practice related education/training
6) Utilize medical informatics

The outcomes are evaluated through preceptor instruction and evaluation and achievement of goals and objectives throughout the residency year in longitudinal and rotational learning experiences.

Requirements for Completion
Upon successful completion of all program requirements and compliance with all conditions of the residency program, the resident shall be awarded a certificate of completion. Requirements for successful completion include:
• 85 percent or more of their goals as “achieved for residency” (ACHR) and all other goals and objectives marked as “satisfactory progress” or “achieved” in PharmAcademic
• Satisfactory completion of all assignments by preceptors and Residency Program Director (RPD)
• Provide a Continuing Education Program (1hr CE) for practicing pharmacists
• Presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or approved equivalent
• A Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) or equivalent
• An analysis of Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
• A bulletin/newsletter or equivalent for hospital staff
• Completion of a major research project and presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference or approved equivalent
• Attendance at a minimum of one state health-system pharmacy meeting
• Staffing requirements (every 3rd weekend and two holidays)
• Completion of teaching certificate thru SIUe School of Pharmacy.
• Completion of a manuscript suitable for publication for the resident’s research project.
The resident must upload all completed activities, projects and presentations for the residency into PharmAcademic prior to certification presentation.

Evaluation Strategy: PharmAcademic will be used in the evaluation of Goals and Objectives

Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Grand Rapids, MI
Residency Director: Julie Belfer
Positions Available: 4

Mercy Health Saint Mary’s is the second largest community health care network in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It includes a 324-bed teaching hospital; 5 community health centers; Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit; Lacks Cancer Center; Hauenstein Neurosciences Center; and 18 Mercy Health Physician Partners offices. More than 2,500 colleagues support such programs and specialties as general medicine, critical care, renal transplant and dialysis, NICU, psychiatry, and surgery, with a strategic emphasis on oncology, neuroscience and orthopedics.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s provides residents with a broad-based and customizable post-graduate clinical training experience and accepts four residents annually. MHSM department of pharmacy has dedicated, full-time, clinical pharmacists practicing throughout our health system including: critical care, internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship, oncology, neurology, anticoagulation management, ambulatory care, renal transplant, and HIV medicine. The required rotations, together with the large number of available elective rotations, including a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program and an elective rotation in Academia, allow residents to acquire experience and competence in a wide-range of pharmacotherapeutic areas so as to produce excellent clinical pharmacy practitioners. Completion of the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program at Mercy Health Saint Mary's prepares pharmacists to provide well-rounded, direct patient-care within a health-system, to function as a clinical or adjunct faculty member, to pursue specialized training through the completion of a specialty (PGY-2) residency, and to be eligible for board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist.

Mount Sinai Hospital
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Karen Trenkler
Positions Available: 4

As part of Sinai Health System, Mount Sinai Hospital is a 320 bed community teaching hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center and a Level III NICU. Located on Chicago’s west side, Mount Sinai Hospital offers an urban healthcare experience that enables pharmacy residents, in collaboration with an inter-disciplinary team, to benefit a population that is medically underserved.

PGY1 Residency
Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program is a broad, comprehensive pharmacy practice experience that prepares residents for multiple professional challenges and career opportunities. Four PGY1 positions are available; the residency is currently in its 9th year.

Brief Overview of Program.
Our Pharmacy Department provides evidence-based, cost-effective and safe drug therapy, targeting optimal patient outcomes; diseases that impact the community (heart failure, diabetes, COPD and asthma) are a focus of the general medicine, transitions of care, and ambulatory care rotations. The PGY1 pharmacy resident can gain experience in areas that include general medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, NICU, oncology, infectious diseases ambulatory care, and pharmacy services management. The faculty includes pharmacy specialists in the areas of MICU, SICU, Oncology, and Emergency Department. Additionally, experienced general medicine pharmacists and managers are on staff. Expectations of the resident include formal presentations to pharmacists, physicians, medical residents and nurses; conducting MUEs; mentorship of pharmacy students and development and presentation of a project of major significance to Sinai.

PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency
Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency provides hands-on, pharmacy practice experience in multiple areas of pharmacy management; one position is offered. The System Director of Pharmacy Services serves as the RPD. Residents have benefitted from exposure to a wide scope of areas: this PGY2 program has served as a great platform for launching a career in health care administration. Previous residents have obtained positions such as pharmacy manager and pharmacy director. There is a need for the development of strong, future leaders and managers in health system pharmacy. The vision of Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY2 HSPA program is to provide a wide range of experiences that will prepare its residents for a future role as a director of pharmacy.

Brief Overview of Program
The resident will have access to a full pharmacy enterprise experience which includes inpatient care, clinical management, ambulatory care services, retail pharmacy, infusion center, 340B/specialty pharmacy, regulatory compliance, business performance, business development, residency programs (will act as chief resident for PGY2 residents), medication safety, strategic planning, regionalizing pharmacy services, APPE/IPP Pharmacy programs, population health and pharmacy revenue cycle optimization. A strong pharmacy operations rotation exposes the residents to personnel management, human resources, information technology automation with other rotations such as 340B drug discount program, budget/finance, medication safety and much more. Training is provided in various aspects of pharmacy management, with emphasis on independent thinking and application of management concepts in the development of progressive pharmacy services. The resident will work with a variety of seasoned and passionate pharmacy managers and will have the opportunity to interact with various leaders across the health system including a rotation with senior leadership, Vice President of Acute Care Hospitals.

Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center is part of Sinai Health System. Sinai Health System includes Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children's Hospital and 18 (Sinai Medical Group) ambulatory clinic sites across Chicago. Sinai Health System, an urban teaching healthcare system comprised of four hospitals, 800-physician medical staff, 4,000 caregivers, an epidemiologic research institute focusing on healthcare disparities, and a community-focused institute offering more than 25 programs serving an area of 1.5 million people. Award-winning quality, safety, physician recognition, and patient satisfaction.

Northshore University Healthsystem
Evanston, IL
Residency Director: Hina Patel
Positions Available: 19

NorthShore University HealthSystem is an integrated, comprehensive health care delivery system located in the northeast suburbs of Chicago consisting of Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals, a 900 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, and are a principle teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and have a collaborative relationship with the Mayo Clinic Care Network. With the full implementation of electronic medical record, NorthShore is recognized as one of the “Most Wired Hospitals” in the country. 

The Pharmacy Department provides clinical services through decentralized pharmacists in an integrated practice model. Distribution is through automated dispensing machines and centralized IV preparation. Education of health care professionals is an important component of our mission. 

NorthShore currently offers 11 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program, 2 positions in the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency Program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics, and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Programs.  All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners in our multi-site residency programs.

For more information, please visit or contact Hina Patel, Pharm.D., BCPS at (847) 570-1580 or

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital
Geneva, IL
Residency Director: Elizabeth Jochum
Positions Available: 2

Residency Special features:
The PGY1 residency program at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (NM-DH) in Geneva, Illinois provides a unique educational training experience to create competent and professional pharmacists in a community hospital that is part of an expansive integrated academic health system. The resident will develop skills to improve patient care and further expand the future of the pharmacy profession by obtaining patient care or PGY2 training positions post-graduation. Required learning experiences include: Pharmacy Practice, General Medicine, Critical Care, Clinical or Operational Administration, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Transitions of Care, and Oncology. Elective learning experiences include Infectious Disease, Clinical or Operational Administration, Advanced Critical Care, Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship, Advanced Oncology, Advanced Administration, and Cardiology. Two positions will be available starting Summer 2020.

Site Special Features:
Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a Magnet®-designated 159-bed comprehensive healthcare facility recognized for excelling in safety, outcomes, and the patient experience. NM-DH, one of ten Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Corporation hospitals, is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and is recognized as an IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospital. This community teaching hospital offers services for general medicine, cardiology, surgery, maternity, critical care, oncology, and emergency medicine. NM-DH is also a designated primary stroke center, has outpatient oncology and family practice clinics on campus, and hosts a family medicine residency program. Pharmacy services provide IPPE and APPE rotations annually for pharmacy students from several local colleges of pharmacy.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Lara Ellinger
Positions Available: 12

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is a large academic medical center with 897 beds, located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The pharmacy department at NMH has a long history of training pharmacy residents since 1978. Currently, our department has 10 PGY1 residents, 4 non-traditional PGY1 residents, 12 PGY2 residents and 2 fellows.

The pharmacy practice model of NMH is a patient-centered, team-based, integrated approach to care. Every pharmacist has both clinical and operational responsibilities. Clinical pharmacists rotate through day shifts, evening shifts and weekends to provide high level, continuous patient care. We have approximately 210 FTEs, more than 50 percent of the pharmacists are board-certified and greater than 70 percent have completed residency or fellowship training.

Our pharmacists are divided into eight clinical service teams, including:
•Internal Medicine (including Anticoagulation and Psychiatry)
•Critical Care
•Infectious Diseases
•Solid Organ Transplant
•Emergency Medicine
•Women's Health/Neonatal Care

We also have pharmacists specializing in drug information, medication safety and compliance, nutrition support, investigational drug service and informatics.

The Northwestern Memorial Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is ASHP-accredited, and offers 10 traditional PGY1 practice resident spots every year. NMH also offers 2 non-traditional PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program every year, to be completed over the span of two years.

Pharmacy practice residency graduates will:
•Learn to be a confident practitioner with the expertise, professional judgment and values of an experienced clinician
•Develop problem-solving abilities in a wide variety of practice areas
•Exert a unique professional influence to obtain higher level goals in the patient's best interest
•Understand the importance of evidence-based medicine
•Learn how to critique and apply available literature and design and execute studies to solve relevant pharmacy-related issues
•Be dedicated to personal education and to the education of others to improve the safety of medication use
•Serve as a leader in developing pharmacy practice
•Serve as a preceptor to both IPPE and APPE pharmacy students

The traditional program begins with a 6-week orientation followed by 11 months of rotations; 6 of which are required. Residents also work longitudinally in a clinic, and staff on average of one evening shift every six weekdays, and every third weekend throughout the residency year. Residents are involved in internal and external committees and complete 2 research projects throughout the year: one clinical and one quality improvement project.

Non-traditional residents will complete 12 rotations throughout the span of two years. During non-rotation months, non-traditional residents will be staffing overnight shifts for 7 days on and 7 days off. Two residents will rotate with each other from overnights to rotations approximately every three months. The residency requirements are the same as traditional PGY1 pharmacy practice residency requirements, with a few exceptions related to staffing and number of projects.

OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony Medical Center
Rockford, IL
Residency Director: Priscilla Lee
Positions Available: 2

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (SAMC) is a Magnet® recognized 254-bed Level I Trauma and burn center and comprehensive stroke center located in Rockford, IL. SAMC is one of 13 hospitals within the OSF HealthCare System. It has been nationally recognized for its management of strokes and coronary artery bypass graft surgeries. Ambulatory services include a QOPI®-certified center for cancer care and ambulatory infusion center. SAMC has an affiliation with the University of Illinois-Rockford College of Medicine and College of Pharmacy.

There are 2 PGY1 resident positions available for the 2020-2021 residency class year.

Residents will gain comprehensive experience in adult acute-care practice. Core rotations include administration, ambulatory clinic, drug information, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine, surgical, pharmacy informatics, and pharmacy practice (staffing). Residents are able to pursue electives tailored to their interests and needs. Elective rotations include advanced administration, cardiac critical care, advanced infectious diseases, advanced oncology, emergency medicine, and oncology. Residents will participate in a teaching certificate and have opportunities to help precept IPPE and APPE students.

Palos Community Hospital
Palos Heights, IL
Residency Director: Andrea Quinn
Positions Available: 2

Palos Health * encompasses Palos Hospital, Palos South Campus and other satellite facilities. The hospital is a 428 licensed-beds, acute care, community, non-teaching, not-for-profit institution nestled in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program offered at Palos Health* is a structured program designed to build on the training and critical thinking skills learned during earlier pharmacy experiences. The pharmacy resident will actively participate in direct patient care, pharmacy operations, pharmacy administration and improvement, community outreach learning experiences, precepting pharmacy student(s) when on rotation and complete a teaching and learning certificate program. Elective rotations may include advanced direct patient care, pharmacy informatics and operating room/surgery. Required projects and assignments include, but are not limited to, poster presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, completion of a research project with results presented as a platform presentation, delivery of a formal seminar and submission of a manuscript for journal publication.

The ultimate goal of the program is to develop independent critical thinkers who will be effective pharmacists in a variety of practice settings and be eligible for specialty board certification and/or PGY2 residency training.

* Palos Health is a brand name of Palos Community Hospital and its entities.
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Nora Flint
Positions Available: 10

Rush has had an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program in place for 40 years. Currently there are 8 PGY1 residents and now 2 nontraditional PGY1 residents. In addition, Rush also has PGY2 residency programs in critical care, hematology/oncology, emergency medicine, and solid organ transplant. Rush is a not-for-profit academic medical center located just west of downtown Chicago in the Illinois Medical District. Rush University Medical Center encompasses a 664-bed hospital serving adults and children, including the Johnston R Bowman Health Center, which provides medical and rehabilitative care to older adults and people with short- and long-term disabilities, as well as a comprehensive outpatient cancer center.

PGY1 PURPOSE STATEMENT: Pharmacists completing the PGY1 residency program at Rush will be competent practitioners responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The Rush PGY1 residency program provides in-depth professional, patient-directed training and experience at the post-graduate level.  It offers the resident the opportunity and stimuli to develop, to the highest degree attainable, his/her professional expertise as a clinical practitioner, emphasizing skills required to optimally deliver pharmaceutical care. In addition, the resident will be exposed to the management of a pharmacy department and gain insight into the responsibility one has toward accepting leadership and making a contribution back to the profession of pharmacy.

The residents are expected to contribute substantially to the achievement of the department’s mission through active and innovative participation in assigned projects which also meet residency training objectives.  We do not believe that these are mutually exclusive.  An overarching goal of the residency training program is the development of a personal philosophy of practice which will facilitate the provision of pharmaceutical care in their respective careers.  This is guided by critical thought and patient advocacy in all aspects of drug therapy.

The residency program is designed to comply with the officially published accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  Efforts to provide the specific training and guidance that is optimal for a particular resident are extended whenever appropriate, feasible and mutually agreed upon by the resident, Residency Program Director (RPD) and Pharmacy Director.  A demonstrable desire to learn, a sincere career commitment to pharmacy practice, and a dedication to fully meeting all objectives and requirements of the program are basic expectations of all residents.

For further information, see website or contact the PGY1 Residency Program Director or Coordinators:

Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship
Piscataway, NJ
Residency Director: Michael Toscani
Positions Available: 80+

Preparing pharmacists to become highly marketable professionals in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries

The Rutgers Pharmaceutical Industry Fellowship (RPIF) Program is an industry-based training program that partners with the leading pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies. It is designed for individuals with a Doctorate of Pharmacy to further their experience in the pharmaceutical industry through work experience and clinical research.

Spectrum Health Hospitals
Grand Rapids, MI
Residency Director:
Positions Available: 9

Description of facility: Spectrum Health is an integrated health system comprised of 12 hospitals and numerous clinics in West Michigan. Our tertiary care medical center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a level one trauma center and is comprised of three teaching hospitals- Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 7
Residency description: The purpose of the PGY1 program is to build upon the doctor of pharmacy education to contribute to the development of independent clinical pharmacists. The program provides comprehensive training opportunities in multiple aspects of health system pharmacy practice. Core rotation experiences occur in ambulatory care, antimicrobial stewardship, critical care, internal medicine, management, and pediatrics. The program is flexible to allow individuals to pursue elective rotations in specialized areas such as cardiology, emergency medicine, informatics, oncology, etc. Additional skills are developed through Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentations, completion of a Pharmacy Research Seminar series, and participation in the Pharmacy Education Development and Lecture Series teaching certificate program. Throughout training, the PGY1 residents gain skills that allow them to be responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training.

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 1
Residency description: The program provides comprehensive training opportunities in order to prepare the resident for a career as a critical care specialist or an appointment as clinical faculty at a college of pharmacy. Required learning experiences include: Medical (Butterworth), Medical/Burn (Blodgett), Surgical, Cardiothoracic, Neurological, Pediatric or Neonatal, and Emergency Medicine. Elective learning experiences include: Infectious Disease, Adult Solid Organ Transplant, Toxicology, and Academia.

PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency
Number of positions: 1
Residency description: The purpose of the Spectrum Health – Helen DeVos Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Pediatric Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

UChicago Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Harvey, IL
Residency Director: Ayesha Khan
Positions Available: 2

Located in the South Suburbs of the Chicagoland area, UChicago Ingalls Memorial serves as the community hospital of the main Hyde Park campus. The Residency program at Ingalls offers an opportunity for the candidates to develop critical thinking skills as well as clinical skills in a wide variety of practice settings. At the completion of the PGY1 training the resident will have the tools necessary to be a valuable asset to a community hospital pharmacy clinical program. The skills learned at Ingalls will help the resident integrate into that clinical program and function as a practical, confident clinical pharmacist. Throughout the year, residents will also actively participate in longitudinal activities including a teaching certificate program, a leadership series at main campus, and a yearlong research project. Required rotations include orientation, integrated care medicine, critical care, infectious disease/stewardship, oncology, and administration.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Kirsten Ohler
Positions Available: 12

PGY1 = 12
PGY1 international = 1
PGY1 community = 3
PGY1 specialty pharmacy = 1
Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership = 1
Ambulatory Care = 2
Cardiology = 1
Critical Care = 1
Emergency Medicine = 1
HIV = 1
Oncology = 1
Pediatrics = 1
Solid Organ Transplant = 1

Academia/Family Medicine = 2
Infectious Diseases = 2
Pharmacovigilance and Patient Safety = 1

Description of Facility:
The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System are the home to multiple pharmacy residency and fellowship programs.  UI Health is the largest state-owned hospital in Illinois and is located on Chicago’s Near West Side.  In addition to the 450-bed academic medical center, the UIC campus includes 7 health sciences colleges.  The UIC College of Pharmacy is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #6 college in the country overall based on US News and World Report’s most recent rankings.

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Goals:
The pharmacy practice residency program provides training in overall delivery of healthcare with a major emphasis placed on drug-related issues and practices. During this one-year program, the resident effectively makes the transition from student to independent practitioner under guidance from the clinical faculty. The program also serves to prepare well those planning further specialized training.

The program’s main goals are to:
• Develop competent clinical pharmacists capable of practicing in any setting
• Provide exposure to a diverse scope of pharmaceutical care services
• Foster leaders in clinical pharmacy practice and education.

VA Center for Medication Safety
Hines, IL
Residency Director: Sherrie Aspinall
Positions Available: 1

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency

The VA Center for Medication Safety optimizes drug therapy and patient outcomes by:
•    Evaluating preventable adverse drug events (ADEs) through the use of passive surveillance via the VA Adverse Drug Event Reporting System (VA ADERS), as well as active surveillance, using integrated databases to assess the rate and risk of ADEs associated with specific medications;
•    Providing interventions to decrease preventable ADEs through the Risk Reduction program, which includes National Medication Use Evaluations (MUEs);
•    Educating the field on medication safety and best practices to further decrease ADEs by issuing Drug Safety Alerts, a monthly medication safety newsletter, safety information related to Risk Reduction efforts, and various Continuing Education programs, and
•    Conducting and promoting medication safety research.

Philosophy of Residency

The medication-use safety and policy residency at the VA Center for Medication Safety instills a philosophy that pharmacists must take the lead in multidisciplinary efforts to improve the safety of medication prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring. These efforts to assess, enhance, monitor, and promote the safe and appropriate use of medications must occur for patients in any health care setting.

Residents graduating from this program will be qualified for any of the following positions:
•    Pharmacy medication safety officer in a hospital or managed care organization;
•    Pharmacy leader responsible for monitoring and resolving ADEs, as well as providing targeted education, in a health care system, managed care setting, or drug safety oversight agency (e.g., ISMP, FDA, CDC, etc.);
•    Drug use management pharmacist;
•    Study researcher in an industry setting;
•    Medication-use safety, drug information, or research faculty in academia, and
•    PGY2 residencies in specialties associated with managed care environments.

VA Illiana Health Care System
Danville, IL
Residency Director: Michael Ignatovich
Positions Available: 2

Our ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a structured and advanced education and training experience that provides the foundational skills required to become competent and confident clinical practitioners, and future leaders in pharmacy practice. Our residents develop knowledge and skills in direct patient care, with experiences in both acute and ambulatory care settings, providing them with the opportunity to be successful in multiple practice environments, or to build upon the foundation with enrollment into advanced training programs. Our clinical pharmacy specialists hold a scope of practice with prescribing authority and manage pharmacist-led clinics, such as primary care (diabetes, hypertension, lipids, COPD, tobacco cessation, anemia), mental health, and anticoagulation. Residents also receive training and experience in teaching through our affiliation with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE-SOP), and are provided the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate, as well as adjunct faculty status, at SIUE-SOP.

Core Learning Experiences
♦ Anticoagulation
♦ Disease State Management
♦ Geriatrics
♦ Home Based Primary Care
♦ Internal Medicine
♦ Mental Health
♦ Palliative Care
♦ Pharmacy Administration

Longitudinal Learning Experiences
♦ Ambulatory Care
♦ Academia
♦ Pharmacy Administration
♦ Medication Use Evaluation
♦ Quality Improvement Project

About VA Illiana Health Care System

Since 1898, our buildings, facilities, patients, and missions have changed, but remaining constant is VA Illiana Health Care System's endeavor in improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our Nation. Danville is the 8th oldest VA facility, but continuous improvements to the structure allow us to better serve the men and women who have so proudly served our Nation. Services are available to more than 150,000 Veterans living in the surrounding 34-county areas of Illinois and Indiana. The main hospital campus is located in Danville, Illinois. We also offer services in five Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) located in Decatur, Illinois; Mattoon, Illinois; Peoria, Illinois; Springfield, Illinois; and West Lafayette, Indiana.

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