The pharmacy staff at HSHS St. John's Hospital are committed to improving the community's health and helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. As a result, St. John's offers two pharmacy residency programs to help develop high quality pharmacy professionals for the future.
Pharmacy Residency Programs
Helping to develop pharmacists with advanced knowledge and skills
PGY1 & PGY2 Residency Programs
HSHS St. John's Hospital offers three PGY1 positions and one PGY2 Infectious Diseases position. Each program is a twelve-month, postgraduate training experience composed of required, elective, and longitudinal learning experiences. The specific program is personalized to each resident’s goals, interests and previous experiences.
A wide variety of clinical services provided by St. John’s Pharmacy Department include pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, drug interaction monitoring, patient care rounding, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, and anticoagulation dosing in a decentral pharmacy model of patient care. Our residency programs are also affiliated with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUe) School of Pharmacy to offer academia opportunities like participation in a Teaching Certificate program and access to additional resources. Upon conclusion of the program, trainees are awarded a residency certificate from an ASHP accredited pharmacy residency program.
- Lab Coats
- Library Access
- Shared Resident Office
- Personal Computer Access
- BLS/ACLS Certification
- Wellness Program
- Health Coverage: Standard Comprehensive Coverage: medical, prescription, life and disability and Optional Coverage: dental and vision
- Other FMLA & retirement planning
- See benefits.hshs.org for more information.
Paid time off (PTO) is accrued throughout the residency year. The residents will accrue approximately 23 days over the year.
Meetings and Conferences
PGY1 and PGY2 residents are required to attend a variety of meetings and conferences, including departmental, administrative staff meetings, committees, clinical meetings and professional meetings. Some of these meetings are standing meetings or the preceptor may assign them at the beginning of each learning experience.
Residents completing a residency program at HSHS St. John’s Hospital are expected to develop and maintain an involvement in professional society activities on a local, state and national level. Involvement is critical to the development of the resident and the achievement of professional and personal goals. Residents should be active participants in ASHP and ICHP or other nationally recognized societies of their choice. Activities may include attendance at meetings, serving on committees, and volunteering for service to the society.
- ICHP Annual Meeting
- ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
- Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference
- IDSA IDWeek (PGY2 ID Resident only)
- Attendance to other professional meetings based on resident interest and program director approval
Travel reimbursement is available for reasonable expenses including meeting registration, travel, hotel (double occupancy), and meals.