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The Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s has received full accreditation by ASHP. The residency is based out of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, which is located about 20 miles east of St. Louis. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s is part of a multi-institutional health care system that sponsors 15 hospitals in 14 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.

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HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission- the nation’s preeminent hospital accreditation body. Our hospital provides high-quality inpatient and outpatient care to the St. Louis metropolitan area, Southern Illinois region, and Scott Air Force Base, and is also a training site for the St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program and SIUE School of Pharmacy APPE Program.

Our accredited programs have consistently demonstrated quality outcomes that positively impact our patients, their families and the entire community. Plus, the hospital continues to investment to bring outstanding physicians and some of the region’s most advanced specialists and health care services to the area.  Our extensive family of care includes progressive partnerships with the HSHS Medical GroupHSHS Home Care, specialty physicians, and nationally recognized groups such as the Prairie Heart InstituteSSM Health Cardinal Glennon pediatricians, Healogics Wound Care Center, and Telemedicine services.

Application Process

The PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program participates at ASHP Midyear Clinical meeting.  Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule an interview or visit with the Residency Program Director/Resident at conference showcases. (Virtual meetings are available on request)

Application Prerequisites

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy academic program

  • Licensed pharmacist, or be eligible for licensure, in the state of Illinois within the first 90 days of the start date of residency

  • Completion of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Required application materials listed below are to be uploaded into the PhORCAS application portal.

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Letter of intent

  • Official college transcript(s)

  • Three letters of recommendation accompanied by the ASHP Standardized Reference Form through PhORCAS

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Current PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident

Van Nguyen, PharmD
Hometown: Houston, TX

Dr. Nguyen earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Houston College of Pharmacy (UHCOP) in May 2020. 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 informatics and infectious disease. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys biking, being outdoors, rockclimbing, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Meet Our Preceptors


Reina ShimozonoReina Shimozono, PharmD, BCPS
Epic Willow Analyst, Pharmacy Informatics
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Coordinator



Melissa SmithMelissa Smith, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Analyst | Epic Willow Inpatient




Michelle M. Smith, PharmD, FACHE
HSHS Chief Performance Improvement Officer – IT




Michael Murbarger, RPh
HSHS System Director of Clinical Contracts

For more information, please contact the Residency Program Director:


Joshua Schmees, PharmDJoshua Schmees
HSHS Pharmacy Informaticist
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director



Visit our page on the ASHP site directory for more information. Come see us at ASHP Midyear at PPS and also at the ASHP residency showcase.