Pharmacy Residency Program Overview


The Pharmacy Residency Program at St. John’s Hospital offers a wide variety of opportunities. Clinical services provided by the pharmacy department include pharmacokinetic dosing, renal dosing, drug interaction monitoring, patient care rounding, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, nutritional support, anticoagulation monitoring and dosing in a multi-disciplinary based model of patient care delivery with a focus on relationship-based care.
 

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

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

Purpose: The PGY-1 Residency at St. John’s Hospital will develop competent clinical pharmacists capable of practicing in any setting. An emphasis is placed on growing leadership skills, promoting pharmacy practice and fostering pharmacy education.

Residents will gain an extensive experience in all aspects of hospital pharmacy including pharmacokinetics, ambulatory care, internal medicine, critical care, trauma, pediatrics, 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.

Residency Program Director: Brandi Strader, PharmD
 

PGY-2 Infectious Disease Pharmacy Residency

Program Type: ASHP accredited PGY-2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 655255

Purpose: The PGY-2 Residency at St. John’s Hospital provides the resident with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to become a clinical pharmacy specialist and preceptor or faculty member in the area of infectious disease. This program is affiliated with the Southern Illinois University (SIU) Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Required rotations include acute care infectious diseases on the SIU School of Medicine consult team, antimicrobial stewardship, microbiology, longitudinal HIV clinic, emergency medicine, critical care, internal medicine and research. Elective opportunities exist in pediatric infectious diseases, trauma/surgery, oncology, home infusion pharmacy and academia.

Residency Program Director: Scott Bergman, PharmD
 

Learning Opportunities

Organized learning experiences provide the structure of resident training in specialized areas of pharmacy practice. The resident is expected to consider the goals and objectives for each experience as a foundation for their experience. Through teaching, in-services, precepting students, networking and travel, we offer a diverse learning experience for the resident.
 
Partnerships
Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Residents at St. John’s Hospital have teaching responsibilities at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Residents may be involved in facilitating group discussions, participating in practice laboratory exercises, and evaluating students in integrated patient management modules. Teaching sessions usually range from 2-3 hours. Teaching assignments will be discussed during the orientation period and assigned during the course of the year. Residents also complete a Teaching Certificate through SIUE and complete a Drug Information experience on campus.
 
Presentations
Effective communication skills are critical for the pharmacy practitioner. While the resident will have numerous opportunities to refine their skills on experience, the following experiences are assigned.
  • At least one nursing in-service is to be presented during the Pharmacy Practice in a Community Hospital and the Pharmaceutical Care learning experiences. Topics will be selected in conjunction with the preceptor. Appropriate audiovisual and handout materials will be developed.
  • At least one didactic lecture will be presented at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. This presentation will be accompanied with appropriate audiovisual and handout materials. The topic will be selected in conjunction with program faculty.
  • The resident’s major project will be presented to the preceptors at St. John’s Hospital and at the Great Lakes Regional resident conference. The presentation is 15-20 minutes long with additional time allotted for questions.
  • Each resident will present an ACPE accredited 1 hour continuing education program during the year.
Additional learning opportunities exist with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists. 
 
Additional Opportunities
Off-Site Rotations
Residents have the opportunity to learn and experience Health System Pharmacy at the Corporate Offices, Hospital Sisters Health System. Learning experiences include Health System Administration and Health System Medication Safety/Quality.

Travel
The St. John’s Hospital Pharmacy Department recognizes the need to foster and build relationships in the pharmacy field. All residents are required to attend the ASHP Midyear meeting. Travel is also supported to the ICHP Annual and Spring meetings. Each spring, residents present their projects formally at the Great Lakes Residency Conference. Accommodations, travel and some other expenses will be paid for professional travel to local, state, and national meetings.