Pharmacy Residency Program


Thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Department at HSHS St. John's Hospital. St. John's Hospital provides a ministry of exceptional health care services to the people of central Illinois in the Catholic tradition of compassion, justice, and reverence for life.

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at St. John's Hospital provides residents with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent pharmacy practitioner.

Upon completion, the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program prepares clinical pharmacists for patient care positions, adjunct faculty positions and PGY2 residency training in the area of choice.

The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of four major elements:
  • Acute care
  • Ambulatory care/Transitions of Care
  • Clinical Services
  • Practice Management
The specific program for each resident varies based upon his or her goals, interests and previous experience. However, all residents are required to complete experiences in core subject areas considered to be essential to the pharmacy practitioner. A broad range of elective experiences are available to permit the resident flexibility in pursuing individual goals.

Additional learning experiences aimed at producing a well-rounded pharmacist include the development and completion of a major project related to pharmacy practice, development of oral and written communication skills, patient education, participation in various departmental administrative committees and practice in various pharmacy areas throughout the institution. Upon conclusion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate.

St. John’s Hospital also offers a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency Program focusing in areas of inpatient infectious diseases services, antimicrobial stewardship and academia. Upon completion, the resident will be prepared to take on a clinical specialist role at a community or academic institution and obtain faculty status at a college of pharmacy.