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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

St. Elizabeth's PGY-1 Residency will help to develop pharmacists with advanced knowledge and skills.

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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. 

Required learning experiences include: Administration, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Distribution/Orientation, Internal Medicine and Advanced Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Informatics, and Medication Safety. 

Elective rotations available include but are not limited to Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, 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.

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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 2.

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

Meet our PGY-1 Residency Program team

Dawn Dankenbring

Dawn Dankenbring, Pharm.D., BCPS

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Contact Dawn if you are an interested candidate.

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

Ph. 618-234-2120, Ext. 11313
dawn.dankenbring@hshs.org
Sarah Schriewer

Sarah Schriewer, PharmD

Hometown: Highland, IL
Dr. Schriewer earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy at UHSP in May 2023. 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 transitions of care, internal medicine, and geriatric ambulatory care. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends, caring for her elderly grandparents, and spending time outdoors.
Sarah Toppins

Sarah Toppins, PharmD

Hometown: O'Fallon, IL
Dr. Toppins earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in May 2023.  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 ambulatory care and cardiology. Outside of pharmacy, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exercising, and traveling to the beach.