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.
Pharmacy Informatics PGY-2 Residency Description
The 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. Our program engages with multiple software vendors and partners developing and designing new functionality for pharmacy.
Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be highly proficient in pharmacy informatics at a multi-facility healthcare system. The residency program sponsors multiple EHR applications certifications for the resident as well.
In addition to learning about informatics, the resident has multiple opportunities to be involved with teaching and precepting through our affiliation with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy.
The 24 month 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 Belleville, 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 13 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a leader in cardiac care and is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Our hospital provides 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. On November 4th 2017, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s moved to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in O’Fallon, Illinois.
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
Required application materials listed below are to be uploaded into the PhORCAS application portal.
Letter of intent
Official college transcript(s)
Three letters of recommendation accompanied by the ASHP Standardized Reference Form through PhORCAS
Since 1875, the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis have been caring for patients in Illinois, Wisconsin and other locations in the United States and across the world. Today, Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is a multi-institutional health care system that cares for patients in 13 communities in Illinois and Wisconsin.
With 15 hospitals, scores of community-based health centers and clinics, nearly 2,300 physician partners, and more than 14,600 colleagues, HSHS is committed to its mission “to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry.”
HSHS continues to advance its mission through its care integration strategy by working closely with physician partners in Illinois and Wisconsin to deliver high quality, patient centered care. Together, we strive to ensure each patient who enters our system has seamless access to health and wellness programs, primary and specialty care, and acute and post-acute care.
Through their commitment to our care integration strategy, HSHS physician partners coordinate closely with our hospital and clinic colleagues to provide our patients with holistic care that meets their ind...ividual needs.
By leveraging the latest technology, emphasizing the importance of relationships, and living its values, HSHS is making a positive difference in the lives of the patients and families it is privileged to serve.