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PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency

A 12-month program tailored to the interests of the resident.

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The 12-month Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is designed to provide the resident with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a leader in pharmacy informatics and health information technology. The flexibility and wide variety of opportunities allow for the program to be individually tailored to the interests of the resident. Rotation opportunities include clinical informatics, vendor relations, pharmacy automation, health system informatics and administration, supply chain operations, evidence-based medicine, patient safety, quality, and regulatory operations.

Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be proficient in pharmacy informatics at a multi-facility health care system.

In addition to learning about informatics, the resident has opportunities to be involved with teaching through our affiliation with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. The resident can earn a teaching certificate through SIUE, and will receive an adjunct clinical faculty appointment with the school.


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. 

Application process

The 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

Visit our page on the ASHP site directory for more information.

**New for 2023 residency recruitment year**

We are recruiting both PGY-2 and PGY-1/2 residency candidates in pharmacy informatics.

Look for St. Elizabeth's Hospital - HSHS at both PPS and the residency showcase at ASHP Midyear.

Questions or clarification please contact: Joshua.Schmees@hshs.org

Meet our team

Joshua Schmees

Joshua Schmees, Pharm.D.

Program Director
HSHS Pharmacy Informaticist
Melissa Friedrich

Melissa Friedrich, Pharm.D., BCPS

Program Coordinator
Pharmacy Analyst | Epic Beacon | Epic Willow | Inpatient
Michael Murbarger

Michael Murbarger, R.Ph.

HSHS System Director of Clinical Contracts
Michelle Smith

Michelle M. Smith, Pharm.D., FACHE

HSHS Chief Performance Improvement Officer - IT