• Pharmacy Residency Learning Opportunities

    Organized learning experiences provide the structure of resident training in specialized areas of pharmacy practice. The resident is expected to consider the goals and objectives for each experience as a foundation for their experience. Through teaching, in-services, precepting students, networking and travel, we offer a diverse learning experience for the resident.


    Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville


    Residents at St. John’s Hospital have teaching responsibilities at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Residents may be involved in facilitating group discussions, participating in practice laboratory exercises, and evaluating students in integrated patient management modules. Teaching sessions usually range from 2-3 hours. Teaching assignments will be discussed during the orientation period and assigned during the course of the year. Residents also complete a Teaching Certificate through SIUE and complete a Drug Information experience on campus.


    Effective communication skills are critical for the pharmacy practitioner. While the resident will have numerous opportunities to refine their skills on experience, the following experiences are assigned.

    At least one nursing in-service is to be presented during the Pharmacy Practice in a Community Hospital and the Pharmaceutical Care learning experiences. Topics will be selected in conjunction with the preceptor. Appropriate audiovisual and handout materials will be developed.

    At least one didactic lecture will be presented at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This presentation will be accompanied with appropriate audiovisual and handout materials. The topic will be selected in conjunction with program faculty.

    The resident’s major project will be presented to the preceptors at St. John’s Hospital and at the Great Lakes Regional resident conference. The presentation is 15-20 minutes long with additional time allotted for questions.

    Each resident will present an ACPE accredited 1 hour continuing education program during the year.

    Additional learning opportunities exist with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists

    Additional Opportunities

    Off-Site Rotations

    Residents have the opportunity to learn and experience Health System Pharmacy at the Corporate Offices, Hospital Sisters Health System. Learning experiences include Health System Administration and Health System Medication Safety/Quality.


    The St. John’s Hospital Pharmacy Department recognizes the need to foster and build relationships in the pharmacy field. All residents are required to attend the ASHP Midyear meeting. Travel is also supported to the ICHP Annual and Spring meetings. Each spring, residents present their projects formally at the Great Lakes Residency Conference. Accommodations, travel and some other expenses will be paid for professional travel to local, state, and national meetings.