Professionals

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Memorial’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree 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 (PGY-2) Pharmacy residency training.

The resident will participate in hospital committees, complete a residency project, present at a regional conference and provide continuing education for practicing pharmacists. Residents will also precept students.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation/onboarding and pharmacy practice including
  • Drug Information Boot Camp at SIU Edwardsville campus
  • Acute Care Unit-Based Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Ambulatory Heart Failure Clinic (Longitudinal)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care

Optional Learning Experiences

  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Unit-Based MTM
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Transplant Services

Optional Teaching Certificate

In collaboration with the SIUE School of Pharmacy, the pharmacy resident will have the opportunity to earn a teaching certificate through a hybrid, web-based learning platform. Self-directed learning modules guide the resident through important concepts in preparation for delivery of formal didactic lectures, small-group facilitation, precepting of students and assessment.

Requirements for Completion

Upon successful completion of all program requirements and compliance with all conditions of the residency program, the resident shall be awarded a certificate of completion. Certificates will only be awarded to residents who have successfully completed the following:

  • 85% or more of their goals as achieved for residency (ACHR) and all other goals and objectives marked as “satisfactory progress” or “achieved” in PharmAcademic
  • Satisfactory completion of all assignments by preceptors and Residency Program Director (RPD)
  • Provide a one-hour Continuing Education Program for practicing pharmacists
  • Presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting or approved equivalent
  • A Medication Use Evaluation (MUE) or equivalent
  • An analysis of adverse drug events (ADEs)
  • A bulletin/newsletter or equivalent for hospital staff
  • A major research project at the Great Lakes States Residency Conference or approved equivalent
  • Attendance at least one state or local health-system pharmacy meeting
  • Staffing requirements (every 3rd weekend and two holidays)

The resident must provide the RPD documentation (as an e-portfolio) that includes all required completed activities, projects and presentations for the residency.

Application Process

Applications to Memorial’s PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program are offered through the National Matching Services (NMS) on behalf of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and through the Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) and can be found at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas.

Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship, current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. If selected for an on-site interview, the applicant will be required to give a brief presentation as part of the interview process. Illinois licensure is required by September 1 of the residency year. Benefits include: paid time off, holiday bonus pay, medical, dental, life and vision insurance, and funding for select state and national meetings.


About Memorial Health System

One of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois, Memorial Health System is a four-hospital community-based, not-for-profit corporation based in Springfield that is dedicated to patient care, education and research. Memorial Health System serves Illinois patients in a 40-county region.

With a teaching hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, two critical access hospitals, 7,000 employees, behavioral health and home services and over 90 employed physicians, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants, Memorial Health System is the largest private employer in the greater Springfield area.

About Springfield, Illinois

Springfield is the state capital of Illinois and has a population of about 17,000. The city offers a variety of public and private-sector jobs. Healthcare, government and education are among the top employers. The home of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield is also a tourist destination and cultural center. A lively music scene includes the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, jazz, blues, community theater, municipal opera, comedy and live bands all over town. In addition, the city hosts several art fairs, festivals and is the home of the Illinois State Fairgrounds.

Springfield is known for its great restaurants and shopping areas, and is conveniently located between St. Louis and Chicago. Citizens enjoy a world-class city that is affordable and friendly. For outdoor fun, Springfield has a wildlife sanctuary, zoo, Lincoln Memorial Garden, many public parks and biking trails, botanical gardens and outdoor music festivals and concerts throughout the summer.