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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

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

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Program Type: ASHP accredited PGY-1 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 191513

The Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residents will gain an extensive experience in all aspects of hospital pharmacy including pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, internal medicine, critical care, trauma, pediatrics, infectious diseases, and administration. Residents are required to teach through Southern Illinois University (SIU) Edwardsville School of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to complete a teaching certificate program.

Required experiences

  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases Consult or Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orientation
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Pharmacy Practice (Service)
  • Pharmacy Practice at a Community Hospital

Elective experiences

  • Advanced Antimicrobial Stewardship 
  • Advanced Critical Care 
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • HSHS Medication Safety / Quality
  • NICU / Nutrition
  • Trauma / Cardiac ICU
  • Trauma / Nutrition

Longitudinal experiences

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety and Quality
  • Research Project
  • Teaching Certificate
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PGY-1 residents will also complete several rotation and longitudinal projects throughout the year. The major research project will be presented at institutional and statewide / national meetings. As an affiliation with SIUe School of Pharmacy, the resident will have the opportunity to complete a Teaching Certificate, network with other area residents and precept pharmacy students.


PGY1 residents are required to complete the following staffing requirements:

  • Every third weekend
  • Two weeknights per month (central pharmacy)
  • One major and one minor holiday


Anna Stewart, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Manager
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Phone: 217-544-6464, ext. 20-44668

Matthew Smith, PharmD, BCCCP
PGY1 Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 217-544-6464, ext. 20-44456