2021 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 25th. 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.

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Advocate Aurora Health
Arlington Heights, IL
Residency Director: Noelle Chapman
Positions Available: 54

Advocate Aurora Health is made up of 26 hospitals located in Wisconsin and Illinois. We are a top 12 not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. Advocate Aurora Health currently has 21 PGY-1 and PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs consisting of 58 pharmacy practice residents. Goals for our residents are to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists for medication-related issues.

Ascension Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Programs (St. Elizabeth, St. Francis, St. Joseph, All Saints, Columbia St. Mary's)
Milwaukee, WI
Residency Director: Diane Erdman
Positions Available: 17

Ascension Wisconsin operates hospitals and of related healthcare facilities in Racine, Milwaukee, and the Fox Valley. Across the state, Ascension has provided more than $230 million per year in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Serving Wisconsin for 170 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

The diversity of health care services we provide allows us to offer FIVE unique PGY1 pharmacy residency programs across the state (Appleton – St. Elizabeth; Milwaukee – St. Joseph, St. Francis, Columbia St. Mary’s; Racine – All Saints) and a 24-month PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Columbia St. Mary’s. We are confident you will find a training program that matches your professional interests and prepares you for a career in an advanced practice environment. The pharmacy residency programs are designed to develop self-directed practitioners who are prepared to assume advanced practice in an acute care environment, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. The resident will acquire or enhance current pharmaceutical care, leadership and administrative skills. Residents will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. Residents will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession. Descriptions of all programs can be found at: https://wisconsinmeded.org/en/pharmacy-residency-programs

Ascension /St. Elizabeth Hospital
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

�-� Primary Contact: Jeanne Gast-Jenquin, PharmD, BCPS– Residency Program Director, Jeanne.Gast-Jenquin@ascension.org
�-� Secondary Contact: Kristen Rau, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Coordinator, Kristen.rau@ascension.org

Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/en/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-ne-wisconsin-hospital-st-elizabeth-campus

For more than 100 years, St. Elizabeth Hospital has been a leader in providing quality health care to Fox Valley residents, especially the medically underserved. The hospital meets a broad variety of patient needs through general care, surgical services and numerous medical specialties including cardiology, oncology, pediatrics, emergency medicine, intensive care and obstetrics. With 332 licensed patient beds and more than 420 skilled medical staff, St. Elizabeth Hospital offers complete, compassionate, quality healthcare for the entire family.
The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Hospital is a 12-month program that is carefully designed following the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Accreditation Standards to ensure that a resident develops into a well-rounded, clinical practitioner through exposure to a large variety of practice areas. Upon completion of this PGY-1 program, the resident will be a competent clinical pharmacist with the necessary professional knowledge and abilities to pursue a general clinical pharmacist position, board certification, and/or a postgraduate year two (PGY-2) pharmacy residency position.
The pharmacy department at St. Elizabeth Hospital provides 24-hour services to all patient care areas. Pharmacists work in a decentralized model on various units including the intensive care unit, cardiology, oncology, neonatal intensive care unit, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatry, and medical/surgical unit. Pharmacists participate in multidisciplinary rounds and readmission reduction efforts, provide clinical dosing and monitoring services, and precept introductory and advanced pharmacy practice students. Our pharmacists provide high quality patient care with assistance from pharmacy technicians and various forms of technology (Pyxis automated medication cabinets, barcode scanning, DoseEdge, and Exactamix.)

Ascension /All Saints
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

�-� Gregg A. Albright BSPharm, RPh, BCACP, gregg.albright@ascension.org
Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-all-saints-hospital

All Saints is a 356-bed community hospital located in Racine, Wisconsin. Our comprehensive medical facility integrates the Pharmacy Department in every step of the medication-use process from general medicine to specialty areas including NICU/pediatrics, oncology, medication safety, critical care, , infectious disease, transitions of care, and emergency medicine. Pharmacists at All Saints also participate in all medical emergencies. There are training opportunities for both IPPE and APPE students and the pharmacy department hosts students from the University of Wisconsin, Concordia University, Rosalind Franklin University, Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy School, as well as many others. Students and residents are engaged throughout the hospital and will work closely with many other health professionals including physicians, nurses, dieticians, PT/OT, and mid-level practitioners; all from various disciplines and practices.

The program emphasizes progressive pharmacy practice in a community hospital setting. Rotations include: pharmacy practice, internal medicine, critical care, emergency medicine, chronic disease management/transitions of care, antibiotic stewardship, drug policy and administration as well as an opportunities in academia, ambulatory care, informatics and medication safety. Travel includes: ASHP Midyear and the Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference. Presentations at conferences and to nursing, medical and pharmacy staff are expected. All Saints is affiliated with Concordia University School of Pharmacy and residents are offered an opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate during the academia rotation.
Ascension / St. Francis
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

�-� Primary Contact: Benjamin Scott, Pharm.D., BCPS – Residency Program Coordinator, Benjamin.Scott@ascension.org
�-� Secondary Contact: Mike Gillard, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Director, Mike.Gillard@ascension.org

Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-st-francis-hospital

St. Francis is a 209 bed community hospital located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. St. Francis has a de-centralized practice model with pharmacists located in several specialty areas including: ICU, medicine/surgery, and cardiology as well as outpatient oncology and neurology clinics. All pharmacists are ACLS certified and participate in medical emergencies. The pharmacy department trains IPPE and APPE students from several pharmacy schools including the University of Wisconsin, Concordia University – Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, Midwestern University and Purdue.

The pharmacy residency program is designed to develop independent, insightful practitioners prepared to assume an advanced clinical practice position in a community hospital, pursue a PGY2 in a focused area of interest, or serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy. Residents completing the program will expand their knowledge and skill in providing optimal pharmaceutical care in various patient-care settings and develop critical thinking and time management skills that will allow them to become self-directed leaders within both their practice setting and the pharmacy profession. Rotations include: Pharmacy Practice, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Care, Central Pharmacy, Administration/Drug Policy and ambulatory care (neurology and oncology clinics). Elective opportunities include: Academia, Critical Care II, Emergency Medicine, Oncology, Neonatology, and Orthopedic Surgery. Residents completing the Academia elective will have the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate through Concordia University – Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. A yearlong research project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference.

Ascension / St. Joseph
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

• Primary Contact: Diane Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDCES, CPPS, BCACP, FASHP – Residency Program Director, diane.erdman@ascension.org
Secondary Contact: Anthony Albiani, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Coordinator, Anthony.Albiani@ascension.org

Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-se-wisconsin-hospital-st-joseph-campus

St. Joseph Campus has a de-centralized practice model with pharmacists strategically placed in critical care areas (NICU, ED, ICU) as well as the outpatient oncology, infectious diseases, and the general medicine. All pharmacists are ACLS certified and participate in medical emergencies. The site is an affiliated medical education teaching site for the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Pharmacy Department trains IPPE and APPE students from a variety of pharmacy schools. Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the area offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and cultural events.

Residents of the St. Joseph Campus PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program become skilled clinicians who are self-directed practitioners, prepared to assume advanced practice in an acute care environment. The pharmacy residency program is designed to develop independent, insightful practitioners prepared to assume an advanced clinical practice position in a community hospital, pursue a PGY2 in a focused area of interest, or serve as adjunct faculty for a college of pharmacy.

The St. Joseph PGY1 Pharmacy program has ambulatory care and acute care tracks. All residents complete orientation, emergency medicine, internal medicine, pharmacy administration, staffing and a yearlong project. The ambulatory care track resident is required to complete family medicine, chronic disease management (virtual), and anticoagulation clinic rotations. The acute care track required rotations include critical care, infectious diseases/antimicrobial stewardship, and neonatology/women’s health. The program is individualized to meet the needs of each resident through research project selection, elective rotation offerings, and personalized scheduling. The resident will participate in both site specific and system-level committees and assist with evaluating and improving patterns of drug utilization. Elective opportunities are available for experience in cardiology, geriatrics, ambulatory care rotations, orthopedic surgery, critical care II, emergency medicine II, internal medicine II and oncology. Residents may also obtain a teaching certificate through Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. A yearlong research project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference.
Ascension/ Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

�-� Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS – Residency Program Director
Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-columbia-st-marys-milwaukee-pgy1

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee is proud to launch a new pharmacy residency program with the first class starting in July 2019.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee is a community teaching hospital located in Milwaukee just north of downtown. The Lake Drive Campus is made up of two hospitals, the Main Hospital and Women’s Hospital, and two large clinics, Prospect Medical Commons and Water Tower Medical Commons. Average daily inpatient census is ~225 patients. The facility offers advanced cardiovascular and neurological surgery services, a regional burn center, women’s health services, a neonatal intensive care unit, 48 adult intensive care unit beds, 130 medical/surgical beds. an inpatient behavioral health unit, an inpatient rehabilitation unit, and a 45-bed emergency department. Additionally, an outpatient chemotherapy infusion center is part of the campus. Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee serves as the tertiary care referral center for seven southeastern Wisconsin Ascension hospitals. As a result, the area’s most complex medical and surgical cases come to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee for care.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s aims to develop residents into capable pharmacy clinicians who are prepared to enter an advanced acute care practice environment. Through a variety of rotation experiences, projects, and activities, residents will develop successful time management and communication skills. Graduates will be resourceful, compassionate, and competent members of the healthcare team who demonstrate a commitment to the patient and profession.

Required rotations include: Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy Administration, Academia, Research, and Staffing.

Elective opportunities include: Oncology, Ambulatory Care, Medication Safety, NICU & Women’s Health, Pharmacy Informatics, Critical Care II, and Health-System Administration.

Ascension Wisconsin/Columbia St. Mary’s
PGY1 Pharmacy/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

�-� Diane M. Erdman, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDCES, CPPS, BCACP, FASHP
Website: https://wisconsinmeded.org/pharmacy-residency-programs/ascension-columbia-st-marys-milwaukee---admin

The program is a minimum of 24 months. The first 12 months follow the PGY1 Pharmacy program at Columbia St. Mary’s as described above. The last 12 months of the residency year will be completing rotations for the administration portion of the residency. The first six weeks will focus on hospital, pharmacy, and technology orientation. Rotations generally include 4-5 weeks of concentrated training, followed by longitudinal exposure and are designed to integrate both local and system-level training. Longitudinal experiences may be six or twelve months in total duration. The resident may also have opportunities to interact with Ascension National Pharmacy leaders and work on national health-system projects. Time for clinical or administrative electives is offered throughout the year to further develop the resident's skills. Each resident is asked to complete a project that helps contribute to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The scope of the PGY2 project will be applicable to pharmacy practice at the health-system level. The resident will present the final research at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Residency Conference, or equivalent meeting and prepare a final written manuscript. The resident is required to complete orientation the following core rotations: operations, informatics, finance, medication safety, supply chain and formulary management). Elective rotations (340b, ambulatory care management, retail pharmacy management, oncology management, advocacy) and other experiences are tailored to the resident's abilities and interests.

Other Opportunities include:
• Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT)
• Completion of year-long residency project and presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, or equivalent conference
• Successful written manuscript of PALT or year-long project
• Attendance at state-wide Pharmacy Leadership Council meetings
• Teaching certificate

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

The PGY1 residency at Blessing Hospital builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The program is tailored to the resident's areas of interest, with flexible rotation schedules. Core rotations (5 weeks each) include internal medicine, progressive care unit (PCU), critical care, cardiology, and antimicrobial stewardship. Longitudinal core rotations include practice management, distribution training and major project. Elective and selective rotations include advanced critical care, advanced PCU, informatics, advanced management and internal medicine selective.

The resident will obtain a teaching certificate through Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville School of Pharmacy and have opportunities to precept pharmacy students. Paid registration for the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists Antimicrobial Stewardship Certification Program will be provided. The resident will present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and complete a major project to be presented at the Great Lakes Residency Conference or other conference as approved by the RPD.

Captain James A. Lovell Federal Healthcare Center
North Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Yinka Alaka
Positions Available: 5-6

Special features: This pharmacy practice residency program enables the resident to participate in structured diverse direct patient care rotations and ongoing experiential activities to achieve the resident’s goals.  The resident will be exposed to multiple patient care settings including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, home based primary care and psychiatry.  Pharmacy practice skills are enhanced by automation, electronic medical record, formulary management, investigational drug studies and performance improvement projects. Teaching opportunities include co-precepting students, presenting educational programs to allied health professionals and optional didactic lectures at Rosalind Franklin University.  Residents have the opportunity to receive their teaching certificates through Rosalind Franklin University, College of Pharmacy.  A research project is required.

Fringe benefits: Includes paid time off for vacation (13 days), sick (13 days), holidays
(8 days) and conferences.  Health insurance is optional.  Free parking and laboratory coats are provided.

Special features: Located midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center is affiliated with, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, University of Illinois College of pharmacy, Chicago State College of Pharmacy and over 150 additional universities.

Number of residency program position: PGY1 (2) and PGY2 (3-4)

Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, IL
Residency Director: Andrew Kesler
Positions Available: 2

Community Healthcare System - Community Hospital
Munster, IN
Residency Director: Sarah Zavala
Positions Available: 4

Community Hospital in Munster, IN is part of Community Healthcare System, the leading healthcare system in Northwest Indiana.  There are four PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program positions available for the 2022-2023 residency year.  Community Hospital consists of 458 inpatient beds and specializes in high quality cancer treatment, cardiology, and neurosciences care.  Core rotations include critical care, cardiology, infectious disease, internal medicine, and administration.  Longitudinal rotations include anticoagulation clinic, medication safety, pharmacy practice, and research.  Elective rotations include oncology, emergency medicine, advanced critical care, and advanced cardiology.  The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Community Hospital will provide a well-rounded experience to help the resident develop the confidence and skills needed to serve as a clinical pharmacist or pursue a PGY2 specialty residency.

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
Hines, IL
Residency Director: Nick Burge
PGY-1 Positions Available: 5
PGY-2 Positions Available: 2 (Infectious Diseases and Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership)

Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and is minutes away from entertainment, culture, and diversity. Hines offers primary, extended, and specialty care clinics both on the hospital campus as well as in the suburbs in community-based outpatient clinics in Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Kankakee, LaSalle, and Oak Lawn. Hines currently manages approximately 500 acute care and nursing home beds in affiliation with the Loyola University-Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine as well as numerous other professional schools in the area including several colleges of pharmacy.  Hines has a history of being at the forefront of medicine by utilizing technology, improving access to care, and providing high quality healthcare to the veterans we serve.

Hines PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency was established in 1999 and is ASHP accredited. The goal of the PGY-1 program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to develop clinical pharmacists capable of caring for patients both in an ambulatory or acute care setting, earning board certification, and continuing their training through postgraduate year two (PGY-2) residency programs.  The large majority of our Clinical Pharmacy Specialists have a Scope of Practice to provide independent direct-patient care clinical services (disease state/medication management) within the following areas: Acute Internal Medicine, Administration, Ambulatory Care General Medicine, Anticoagulation, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Geriatrics (Long Term Care/Home Based Primary Care), Infectious Diseases, Oncology, Mental Health, Nephrology, Nutrition Support, Pain Management, Renal Transplant, Spinal Cord Injury, and Women's Health. The Pharmacy Resident will have opportunities to practice in a similar supervised environment.

For more information, please visit our website: https://www.hines.va.gov/about/pharm_residency.asp

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Residency Director: Anne Zechlinski
Positions Available: 17

Froedtert Hospital is a 689-bed academic medical center and a leading referral resource for advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital also operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center.

The primary adult teaching affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for more than 1,000 medical, nursing and health technical students annually. It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, every year.

Froedtert Hospital is part of the Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes eight hospital locations, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.2 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 52,807 and visits to our network physicians totaled 947,136. All physicians who practice at Froedtert Hospital are Medical College of Wisconsin faculty who are dedicated to patient care, research and teaching. Our physicians are consistently honored by recognition in Best Doctors in America® and other local and national publications. Patients benefit from a full range of medical and surgical specialties, ranging from internal medicine to neurosurgery.

Detailed information about the Froedtert & MCW health network is available online at froedtert.com.

Our flexible residency programs offer required and elective rotations with activities tailored to meet your needs and interests. The practice site for all programs is Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee unless otherwise noted.

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs
•Froedtert Hospital (Acute Care Focus)
•Froedtert Hospital (Ambulatory Care Focus)
•Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
•Nontraditional 24-Month (Acute Care Focus)

PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs
•PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
•PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy

PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Programs
•Ambulatory Care
•Critical Care
•Emergency Medicine
•Infectious Diseases
•Medication-Use Safety and Policy

For detailed information regarding one of our programs, please visit:


HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
O'Fallon, IL
Residency Director: Dawn Dankenbring
Positions Available: 2

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 HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program is affiliated with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy and offers one twelve-month PGY-1 position and one twenty-four month PGY-1/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, 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, Springfield, IL offers three PGY1 positions and one PGY2 Infectious Diseases position. Each program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of required, elective, and longitudinal learning experiences. The specific program is personalized to each resident's goals, interests and previous experiences.

A wide variety of clinical services provided by St. John's Pharmacy Department include pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, drug interaction monitoring, patient care rounding, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, and anticoagulation dosing in a decentralized pharmacy model of patient care. Our residency programs are also affiliated with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) School of Pharmacy to offer academia opportunities like participation in a Teaching Certificate program and access to additional resources. Upon conclusion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate from an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program.

To learn more: hshs.org/StJohns/Education-Training/Pharmacy-Residency-Programs.

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL
Residency Director: Kevin Chang
Positions Available: 12

Loyola University Medical Center is 547 bed academic medical center located in Maywood, Illinois. Loyola offers the following positions:

9 PGY1 Residents
2 PGY2 Critical Care Residents
1 PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Resident

Our programs give residents the opportunity to practice in a nationally recognized academic health system. Residents will have the opportunity to train in numerous specialty areas, including adult and pediatric critical care, solid organ transplant, burn critical care, trauma and emergency medicine, as well as general medicine, general surgery, hematology/oncology, and cardiology.

Our programs are designed to encourage residents to develop the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to become leaders in the pharmacy profession. Residents will work closely with physicians, nurses, and other health professionals on multidisciplinary teams that provide a dynamic environment in which residents will develop critical thinking skills and confidence.

Residents will be guided through their residency by preceptors and an advisor of their choice who will encourage them to work and think independently. Residents will also gain research experience by completing a research project under the direction of an experienced preceptor. Several required lectures will develop presentation skills. As many preceptors also accept pharmacy students on rotation, residents will also gain valuable teaching experience.

The goal of our training program is to develop well-rounded clinicians with the skills to practice in a diversity of patient-care settings. For more information, please visit our pharmacy residency website: https://loyolamedicine.org/healthcare-professionals/pharmacy-residency-program.

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy
Milwaukee, WI
Residency Director: Sara Revolinski
Positions Available: 4

The name of your facility and location (city and state)
Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy (Milwaukee, WI) in collaboration with Welltopia Pharmacy (Mequon, WI), Good Value Pharmacy (Kenosha, WI), Evergreen Pharmacy (West Allis, WI), and altScripts Specialty Pharmacy (Milwaukee, WI) and Sixteenth Street Community Health Center (Milwaukee, WI).

The number of residency program positions available
4 residents - All residents will be employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin and practice at one of the following clinical practice sites: Welltopia Pharmacy, Good Value Pharmacy, Evergreen Pharmacy, and altScripts/ Sixteenth Street Community Health Center

A brief description of your facility

MCW School of Pharmacy
MCW School of Pharmacy is one of the few pharmacy schools in the country offering a three- year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree. Our innovative program will provide student pharmacists with early and extensive exposure to a variety of clinical settings and world-class research in specialties such as precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, cancer, and psychiatry. This position provides a unique and exciting opportunity to teach and practice within an innovative pharmacy program and shape the education and clinical service initiatives in a vibrant health science campus. MCW provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice at the top of their pharmacist license upon earning their degree.

Welltopia Pharmacy
Our practice combines the convenience of a typical pharmacy with the hands-on care of a wellness center. This approach allows us to bring patients the individualized attention they need to upgrade their healthcare outcomes and heading strongly towards wellness and longevity.

Good Value Pharmacy
As a locally owned and family-operated pharmacy with 5 locations in Kenosha and Racine, we are proud to offer excellent service with a personal touch. Our staff and pharmacists know that nothing is more important than our patients and their family’s well-being. That’s why at Good Value we take the time to get to know our customers and are always ready to answer any health questions. Through a variety of programs unique to Good Value, we offer the kind of individual, detailed service patients need from a pharmacy. Our long-term care program, retail products, packaged prescriptions and free delivery service are just a few of the ways we show our dedication to our patients’ health.

Evergreen Pharmacy
We are honored to be a part of each patient’s life and we take steps to support our community. Each month we sponsor a charitable cause suggested by one of our team members. Together we can make a difference in our community. Promote ambulatory care pharmacists in the community through training and delivery of diverse care services. Empower pharmacy technicians to expand their roles within our organization and to advance professionally.

altScripts Specialty Pharmacy
Established in 2015, altScripts Specialty Pharmacy offers a patient-centered care model, providing specialty services to patients and health care providers, to simplify complex medication therapies, enabling optimal results and ensuring patients receive quality, timely care. As patient advocates, we take a personal approach to provide optimal therapy and affordable solutions to what is otherwise considered high cost treatment.

Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
We are at the heart of our healthy communities; Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers has proudly cared for the south side of Milwaukee and Waukesha for over 50 years. We provide the highest quality medical, behavioral health, and substance use care to every person who walks through our doors. But what separates our care is the deep understanding of social determinants of health and the years of development of programming to address these factors, both inside and beyond our clinic walls. It has been woven into the Sixteenth Street experience from day one.

A brief description or goal(s) of your residency program
The resident will participate an intensive community-based patient care and faculty development experiences that will prepare the resident as a community-based primary care pharmacist and academic leader, to ensure access to high quality, innovative primary care services, reduce health disparities and promote community wellness. The resident will spend 20% of time at the Medical College of Wisconsin and 80% of time at the practice site. Each residency site will have a different NMS Match Number and will need to be ranked separately.

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

About Memorial Health System

One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System in Springfield is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation that provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, home health, hospice, behavioral health and primary care physician services. With eight affiliates based in Sangamon and neighboring counties, including Memorial Medical Center, a teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, we deliver high-quality, patient-centered care in support of our mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

Memorial Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center is a 500 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 and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The department of Pharmacy utilizes advanced robotic dispensing systems which allow unit-based pharmacists to provide a wide variety of clinical pharmacy services.

Memorial Medical Center is a is a three-time designated Magnet® hospital for nursing, a Bariatric Center of Excellence, a Kidney Transplant Center, Regional Cancer Center, Level I Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center. In addition, Memorial is known for general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiac services, critical care services, renal services, maternity services, psychiatric and rehabilitative services.

Pharmacy Services at Memorial Medical Center
Clinical pharmacy services include:
Rounding on critical care, internal medicine, trauma, transplant, bariatric surgery, stroke and neurocritical care interdisciplinary teams.
Unit-Based Medication Therapy Management
Antimicrobial stewardship
General drug information
Pharmacokinetic dosing
Investigational drug services
ED clinical pharmacists

PGY-1 Residency program at Memorial Medical Center
Program Code = 208213        Positions Available = 2
Required Learning Experiences:
Orientation and Pharmacy Practice (longitudinal)
Acute Care Unit-Based Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
Internal Medicine
Medication Safety/Leadership (longitudinal)
Medical Intensive Care
Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care
Teaching certificate through SIUe School of Pharmacy

Optional Learning Experiences:
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Bariatric Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Transplant Services
Advanced Critical Care/Neuro Critical Care
Advanced Emergency Medicine
Advanced Internal Medicine

Requirements for Completion

Certificates will be awarded to residents who have successfully completed the following:
At least Eighty-Five (85) percent of all goals/objectives marked as achieved for residency (ACHR) and all other goals/objectives marked as “satisfactory progress” or “achieved” in PharmAcademic
A one-hour continuing education program for practicing pharmacists
A formal research project including the following components:
Poster presentation at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting or approved equivalent
Platform presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference or approved equivalent
Manuscript suitable for publication
At least one medication use evaluation (MUE) or equivalent
At least one presentation at a Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee meeting
At least one analysis of adverse drug events (ADEs)
At least one clinical pharmacy newsletter article or equivalent for hospital staff
Attendance/participation at various pharmacy/hospital committee meetings
Attendance at state and national health system pharmacy meetings, including residency showcases
Staffing requirements
Teaching certificate requirements, as outlined by SIUe SOP preceptors.  

About Springfield, Illinois

Springfield is the state capital of Illinois and has a population of about 117,000. The city offers a variety of public and private-sector jobs. Healthcare, government and education are among the top employers.
The home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield is also a tourist destination and cultural center. A lively music scene includes the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, jazz, blues, community theater, municipal opera, comedy and live bands all over town. In addition, the city hosts several art fairs, festivals and is the home of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.
Springfield is known for its great restaurants and shopping areas, and is conveniently located between St. Louis and Chicago. Citizens enjoy a world-class city that is affordable and friendly.
For outdoor fun, Springfield has a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, Lincoln Memorial Garden, many public parks and biking trails, botanical gardens and outdoor music festivals and concerts throughout the summer.

Contact Information

Don M. Ferrill, PharmD, BCPS
Manager, Pharmacy Education & Clinical Services
PGY-1 Residency Program Director
217–788–4219 | Ferrill.Don@mhsil.com

Mount Sinai Hospital
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Karen Trankler
Positions Available: 4 PGY1 ,  1 PGY2 HSPA-L

Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center is a member of Sinai Health System, which includes:  
Mount Sinai Hospital Medical Center; Sinai Children's Hospital; Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital; Holy Cross Hospital; Sinai Medical Group; and  Sinai Community Institute. Mount Sinai Hospital is a 288 licensed bed teaching hospital, with a Level I Trauma Center and Level III NICU.

The department is energized and dynamic, consisting of a progressive management team and experienced pharmacists and technicians.       Clinical services are provided on the units by pharmacy specialists and decentralized clinical pharmacists.  Pharmacy specialists are located on the MICU/CCU, SICU,  NICU, in the Oncology Center, and in the Emergency Department.  Other pharmacy experts on-site include Infectious Diseases, HIV/Hep C and Transitions of Care. Clinical Pharmacy services are also offered in the Ambulatory and Transitions of Care settings.

PGY1 Pharmacy 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 10th 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, infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship, ambulatory care, and pharmacy services management.  The faculty includes pharmacy specialists in the areas of MICU, SICU, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, and Transitions of Care.   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 Leadership Residency  
Mount Sinai Hospital’s PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Leadership (HSPAL) 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 HSPAL 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.

NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston, IL
Residency Director: Hina Patel
Positions Available: 19

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked as a Top 15 Teaching Hospital in the U.S. The NorthShore system, headquartered in Evanston, Ill., includes six hospitals – Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Northwest Community, Skokie and Swedish. NorthShore also includes a 900 physician multispecialty group practice, NorthShore Medical Group, with more than 140 locations in the Chicagoland area. NorthShore has annual revenues of $3.2 billion and employs 17,000 people.

The NorthShore Pharmacy Residency encompasses four of the hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, and Skokie Hospitals) as part of its multi-site program.  

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 12 positions in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program, 3 positions in the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program, and 1 position each in the PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics, and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Programs.  We also have 1 resident in the PGY2 Pharmacogenomics program, shared with UIC. All residents have opportunities to develop and reinforce clinical, practice management, and precepting skills to advance as well rounded practitioners as they learn and practice at multiple hospitals.

For more information, please visit www.northshore.org or contact our residency program directors:

PGY1 Pharmacy: Hina Patel (hpatel5@northshore.org)
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy: Tina Zook (tzook@northshore.org) or Ksenia Hankewych (khankewych@northshore.org)
PGY2 Oncology Pharmacy: George Carro (gcarro@northshore.org) or Wendy Hui (yhui@northshore.org)
PGY2 Informatics Pharmacy: Lynn Boecler (lboecler@northshore.org)
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership: Jeff Thiel (jthiel@northshore.org)
PGY2 Pharmacogenomics: Mark Dunnenberger (mdunnenberger@northshore.org)

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital
Winfield, IL
Residency Director: Anna Niedzwiecki
Positions Available: 2

Pharmacy Residency Program: PGY-1
Accreditation status: ASHP Pre-candidate application pending
Positions available: 2

Site Description: Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a 436-bed facility located in Winfield, Illinois. It is a Level II Trauma Center and one of the first medical centers in Illinois to earn the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation. CDH is a regional destination for oncology, neurology, pediatrics and cardiovascular care and has also earned Magnet® recognition, the gold standard for excellent nursing care. Additionally, CDH has achieved grade A from the Leapfrog group, highest ranking for hospital safety. Our affiliation with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides access to more than 140 Lurie Children’s board-certified pediatric specialists, allowing for a comprehensive pediatric care.

Purpose: This PGY-1 residency training program is a postgraduate program to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities required to support clinical pharmacy services. The residency is designed to develop expert skills in a variety of settings that provide direct patient care. The program was created in order to produce qualified residents capable of performing in an advanced practice care role with focus on pediatrics, critical care and oncology.

Program Overview: Graduates of the program will have competencies in the provision of care for adults, pediatrics, as well as in pharmacy operations required to support the evolving and complex clinical requirements in direct patient care. Participants will be expected to manage the care of patients, collaborating with the health care team to provide safe and effective therapies, understanding institutional operations for the clinical patient areas, and advance practice for this patient’s population.

Training Experience:
Collaboration with the health care team to provide safe and effective direct patient care in the clinical hospital setting
Management of drug therapy
Understanding of institutional, federal and state regulations
Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
Develop skills in financial management
Precepting students

Residency Rotations:
Core rotations

Pharmacy Orientation with staffing component
Internal Medicine
Critical Care
Antibiotic Stewardship
General pediatrics
Emergency Medicine
Management (longitudinal)

Elective rotations

Investigational Drug Service (longitudinal)
Outpatient oncology
Drug Information

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

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a Magnet®-recognized 159 bed comprehensive healthcare facility recognized for excelling in safety, outcomes, and the patient experience. Delnor is one of ten Northwestern Memorial Healthcare Corporation hospitals and is located in Geneva, Illinois, about 45 miles west of Chicago. This community teaching hospital offers general medicine, cardiac, surgical, maternity, critical care, oncology, and emergency service medical programs, outpatient oncology and family practice clinics on campus, and a Family Medicine residency program. Pharmacy services provide IPPE and APPE rotations annually for pharmacy students from several local Colleges of Pharmacy.

The PGY1 residency program at Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital 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, Advanced General Medicine, and Cardiology.

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. Our department offers the following positions:

9 PGY1 residents
1 combined PGY1&2 HSPAL starting in 2021
4 non-traditional PGY1 residents (recruit 2 each year)
11 PGY2 residents
Various fellowships

The pharmacy practice model of NMH is a patient-centered, team-based, integrated approach to care. At NMH, 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 nearly 200 pharmacists, greater than 50 percent of which are board-certified and greater than 80 percent have completed residency or fellowship training.

Our pharmacists constitute 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, policy, and compliance, nutrition support, investigational drug service and informatics.

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 program begins with a six-week orientation (Pharmacy Practice Rotation) which aims to review departmental policies and procedures, expose residents to various systems and workflows, and introduce key longitudinal responsibilities. Residents will also be trained to independently practice in central and satellite pharmacies. Additionally, there are five required rotations to be completed throughout the year. Each rotation experience spans over one month, with additional longitudinal clinic experiences extending throughout the residency year.

During orientation, residents coordinate preliminary rotation schedules with fellow residents and the program director. Most rotations are offered throughout the year and residents have flexibility to change their schedule anytime during the residency year. It is our goal to individualize the learning experience based on each resident's interests. Certain advanced experiences have prerequisites. Off-site rotations will be considered on an individual basis and need approval by the RPD.

OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony Medical Center
Rockford, IL
Residency Director: Jessica McCuen
Positions Available: 2

OSF Healthcare Saint Anthony Medical Center is a 254-bed Magnet®-recognized Level 1 Trauma and Burn Center in Rockford, Illinois. It is recognized in management of stroke (as a comprehensive stroke center), cardiac care, and cardiothoracic and orthopedic surgeries.

We have 2 PGY1 residency program positions available. The goal of our program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists who are responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions. We want to ensure our graduating residents are eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training, board certification, and employment as a clinical/staff pharmacist. Our preceptors, coordinator, and director are committed to the success of our residents.

Palos Community Hospital (Northwestern Medicine)
Polos Heights, IL
Residency Director: Andrea Quinn
Positions Available: 2

The Palos Community Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy residency offered at Northwestern Medicine Palos Hospital is designed to build on the skills learned during earlier pharmacy experiences to better prepare pharmacists to practice in a collaborative and dynamic health-system environment.   The 425 licensed bed hospital is an acute care, community, non-teaching institution nestled in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.  

The pharmacy resident will actively participate in direct patient care, pharmacy operations, pharmacy administration, community outreach, pharmacy student precepting, where applicable, and teaching and learning certificate activities.  Elective rotations, at present, may include additional direct patient care rotations, pharmacy informatics and operating room/surgery pharmacy practice.  Required projects and assignments include, but are not limited to, medication use poster presentation, 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.

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:

SwedishAmerican Hospital, A Division of UW Health
Rockford, IL
Residency Director: Lisa Dyer
Positions Available: 6

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. We're comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency and a foundation. SwedishAmerican is a division of UW Health. Two residents are accepted into each PGY1 program, and one resident is accepted into each PGY2 program.

The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health, builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy residency program at SwedishAmerican's URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education. The program aims to develop each residents' professional, clinical and leadership skills through outpatient pharmacy services. Training within SwedishAmerican's URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy, Outpatient Pharmacy, and various clinics provides a wide range of outpatient practice areas necessary to become leaders in pharmacy.

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at SwedishAmerican, allows the resident to experience a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident's interests in emergency medicine. SwedishAmerican is a level II trauma center with a 34-bed Emergency Department with greater than 80,000 patient visits annually.

The PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency program at SwedishAmerican, allows the resident to gain clinical skills by being a part of a multidisciplinary team in a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident's interests in critical care. SwedishAmerican has a 30-bed mixed Critical Care Unit that manages medical, surgical, and neurological patients.

For more information, please visit https://www.swedishamerican.org/pharmacy-residency-programs

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
Chicago, IL
Residency Director: Kirsten Ohler
Positions Available: 12 (PGY1), 2 (PGY1 Community/Specialty), 1 (PGY1 Community)

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – RPD: Kirsten Ohler, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS – The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in Chicago, Illinois offers 12 PGY1 pharmacy residency positions. The PGY1 pharmacy residency at UIC 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 (e.g. PGY2 residencies, fellowships). The main goals of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program are to develop competent clinical pharmacists capable of practicing in any setting by providing exposure to a diverse scope of pharmaceutical care services while fostering leaders in clinical pharmacy practice and education. For more information, please visit our website (https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/residency-and-fellowhip/pgy1-residency-programs/pgy1-pharmacy/).

PGY1 Community Residency – RPD: Marlowe Djuric Kachlic, PharmD – The University of Illinois at Chicago – College of Pharmacy is pleased to offer a one-year, ASHP accredited PGY1 residency in Community Pharmacy. As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to: utilize clinical skills to provide exceptional pharmaceutical care for patients in a community pharmacy; develop and implement innovative and sustainable patient care services, as well as maintain or improve current services; and obtain a position in community, ambulatory care, and academia, and commit to the advancement of the profession of pharmacy through continued education and involvement. For more information, please visit our website (https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/residency-and-fellowhip/pgy1-residency-programs/community-pharmacy-residency-programs/uic-community-pharmacy/).

PGY1 Community/Specialty Residency – RPD: Lisa Kumor, PharmD, BCACP - The PGY1 Community Residency in Specialty Pharmacy is a program that brings together the diverse experiences in the University of Illinois at Chicago Wood Street Pharmacy with advanced concepts of pharmaceutical care provided in the specialty outpatient clinics. The resident will have the unique experience of working in a URAC and ACHC accredited Health System Specialty Pharmacy. Coupled with the residency project, ACPE-accredited seminar, teaching certificate program, staffing responsibilities and administrative components, this rigorous program provides a strong basis for promising career opportunities. Our mission is to help people with complex or chronic diseases reach the best health by providing care in the safest and easiest way, at the lowest possible cost. At UI health, we focus on clinical care, education, and research, which lets us provide healthcare that meets specific needs. We also do our best to improve the health of the people we serve to make healthier communities for a healthier city. For more information, please visit our website (https://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/residency-and-fellowhip/pgy1-residency-programs/community-pharmacy-residency-programs/uic-community-specialty-pharmacy/).

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, Rockford Campus
Rockford, IL
Residency Director: Christopher Schriever
Positions Available: 1

The UIC College of Pharmacy Rockford Campus offers this PGY1 pharmacy residency. By focusing on developing clinical pharmacists prepared to offer medication-related care on multidisciplinary teams, the program provides the advantages of preparation for clinical practice, board certification, and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.  Under the mentorship and guidance of experienced clinical faculty members, the pharmacy resident will transition from a student to independent practitioner during the 12-month program. The resident is required to complete six clinical rotations in anticoagulation, internal medicine, HIV/hepatitis C, family medicine, hypertension, and drug information. The resident will also have the opportunity to select from five elective rotations based on their professional interests and career goals. In addition, the resident will be exposed to numerous teaching opportunities and research experience. Upon graduation from the program, the resident will be prepared to provide exceptional pharmaceutical care in a variety of health care settings.

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
Madison, WI
Residency Director: Mara Kiesar
Positions Available: 7

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (UWCPRP) features a variety of innovative community pharmacy practice sites in the cities below, all located in Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy is the administrative hub of the Program. There are seven residency program positions available.
  • Beaver Dam Hometown Pharmacy, Beaver Dam
  • Boscobel Pharmacy, Boscobel
  • Forward Pharmacy, Cottage Grove
  • Hayat Pharmacy, Milwaukee
  • Streu's Pharmacy Bay Natural, Green Bay
  • The Pharmacy at Southwest Health, Platteville
  • Viking Pharmacy, Reedsburg
Further information about each site can be found on our website: https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/academics/community-pharmacy-residency/practice-sites/

The PGY1 University of Wisconsin Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program (UWCPRP) offers innovative practice experiences through a variety of community practice sites as well as unique opportunities for teaching and research with faculty members at the UW–Madison School of Pharmacy.

Goals of the UW-Madison Community-Based Pharmacy residency Program
This residency program strives to develop transformative leaders in the field of community practice.  Towards this end, graduates will work alongside expert preceptors and academic mentors to develop competence in the following areas:
  1. Patient Care
  2. Advancement of Community-based Practice
  3. Leadership and Management
  4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  5. Self-evaluation and Self-directed Learning

VA Illiana Health Care System
Danville, IL
Residency Director: Jordan Meyer
Positions Available: 2

Description of Residency Program

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 settings.  Our preceptors are Clinical Pharmacy Specialists with prescribing authority and manage pharmacist-led clinics or services, such as primary care (diabetes, hypertension, lipids, COPD, heart failure, tobacco cessation, anemia), mental health, pain management, geriatrics, and anticoagulation.  Residents receive teaching certification through our affiliation with Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SIUE-SOP) and are also offered classroom teaching opportunities.
Core Learning Experiences
  • Anticoagulation
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Home Based Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Long Term Care
  • Mental Health
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Primary Care
Longitudinal Experiences
  • Academia
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Quality Improvement Project
Elective Experiences
  • Academia
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Literature
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Substance Use Disorder
Positions Available
  • 2
Application Deadline
  • January 3, 2021

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 Peoria, Bloomington, Springfield, Decatur, and Mattoon, Illinois.

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