Pharmacy Residency Program
  • St. John’s Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program

    Thank you for your interest in the Pharmacy Department at 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.

    Our mission's two facets -- business and spiritual -- help us redefine our purpose every day. The business side manages the realities of how to serve those that need our help, while the spiritual side focuses on the people who come to be healed. That spiritual focus sets us apart -- surfacing in the values we hold and our commitment to service. Our core values are Respect, Care, Competence and Joy.

    The purpose of the Pharmacy Residency Program is to prepare pharmacist clinicians for any of the following: Patient Care positions, Adjunct Faculty positions, PGY2 Residency training in the area of choice.

    The Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. John’s Hospital provides the resident with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent pharmacy practitioner.

    The program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of four major elements:

    • Acute care
    • Ambulatory 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 topic 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 completion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate.