FAQs


Q: What programs are offered?
A: We offer a PGY-1 Pharmacy residency and a PGY-2 Infectious Disease residency.

Q: How many positions are available?
A: There are three PGY-1 positions and one PGY-2 position available.

Q: What teaching opportunities are available?
A: We offer a teaching certificate program through the SIUe School of Pharmacy. Residents will have the opportunity to teach lectures, participate in panel discussions and co-precept students. The depth of involvement will be up to the resident.

Q: What are the staffing requirements?
A: Residents are required to staff two evening a month, every third weekend, one major holiday, and one minor holiday.

Q: Are residents required to be on-call?
A: No, residents are not currently required to be on call.

Q: Are residents provided office space?
A: Yes, a residents’ area is set apart, with a desk and computer for each resident. Residents are also allowed 24/7 library access to the St. John’s medical library and online resources and SIUe School of Pharmacy online resources.

Q: What clinical and specialized services does your department offer?
A: The pharmacy department offers vancomycin, aminoglycoside, warfarin and renal dosing consults to the physicians at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. We also have clinical pharmacists supporting the critical care, cardiology, pediatric, internal medicine and infectious disease rounding teams. The pharmacy also supports the Investigational Drug Service, provides TPN dosing and compounding for physicians as well as heart failure, HIV and anticoagulation clinics,

Q: What rotations are available?
A: Each rotation will be four weeks long, starting in August. The month of July will be dedicated to orientation and the month of December will focus on residency projects, ASHP Midyear and mini-rotations (1-2 experiences in areas of secondary interest to the resident).
 
Required Core Experiences
  • Acute Care Orientation (July)
  • Critical Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Pharmacy Practice at a Community Hospital
Required Longitudinal Experiences
  • Ambulatory Care (Heart Failure clinic, Anticoagulation clinic, or HIV clinic)
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety and Quality
  • Pharmacy Practice Service/ Staffing
  • Teaching and Preceptorship
Elective Experiences
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Trauma (Level I)
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease or Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Pediatrics
  • Health System Administration (HSHS System Level)
  • Medication Safety and Quality (HSHS System Level)
  • Transitional Care/ Geriatrics