PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

This residency program was established in conjunction with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. The 12-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY-1 program offers the resident a robust experience through seven core rotations along with a broad range of elective opportunities. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital PGY-1 Residency will help to develop pharmacists with advanced knowledge and skills essential for them to function as an integral member of the health care team. Though our affiliation with SIUE School of Pharmacy we offer more than fifteen unique learning experiences; thus allowing the resident flexibility to individualize their training.

Required learning experiences include: Administration, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Distribution/Orientation, Internal Medicine and Advanced Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Informatics, and Medication Safety. Ambulatory Care experiences are longitudinal and may be selected from VA and non-VA chronic disease state management clinics.

Elective rotations available include but are not limited to Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pain and Palliative Care, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

Teaching Activities and Certificate Teaching activities are incorporated throughout the residency. The residents precept pharmacy students during the clinical rotations, provide seminars to the Saint Louis University Family Medicine physicians and present continuing education programs. To enhance the resident’s learning experience, a teaching certificate is offered through the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Through focused on-line instruction, leading of small-group discussions and presentation of didactic lectures at SIUE, the residents are provided a foundation of educational principles and the opportunities to apply them in various practice settings.

Visit our page on the ASHP site for more information.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Residency participates in the PhORCAS program and the required documents include curriculum vitae, letter of intent, official college transcripts,and three electronic reference forms.  Completed application forms and required supplemental materials are due by January 1st.

*Please note that this position will not provide visa sponsorship.

Meet our PGY-1 Residents

Elizabeth NashElizabeth Nash, Pharm.D.
Hometown: Warrenton, MO
Dr. Nash earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP in May 2022. In addition to her clinical pharmacy residency, she serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy. Her practice areas of interest include hematology/oncology and psychiatry. During her free time, she enjoys planning her wedding, spoiling her niece and nephews, and visiting her family. 

Kevin CaguitlaKevin Caguitla, PharmD
Hometown: Sumter, SC 
Dr. Caguitla earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. In addition to his clinical pharmacy residency, he serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy.  His practice areas of interest include internal medicine and pain and palliative care. Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys relaxing with his family, trying new restaurants, sports, and traveling to new places. 

Meet Our Preceptors


For more information, interested candidates may contact:

Dawn M. Dankenbring, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
One St. Elizabeth's Boulevard, O'Fallon, IL 62269

Ph. 618-234-2120, Ext. 11313