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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at SwedishAmerican Hospital is an individualized training program designed to develop competent, independent practitioners who provide comprehensive, direct patient care in a variety of healthcare settings. The program consists of 12 month-long learning experiences and several longitudinal experiences. Upon completion of the program, each resident will be prepared to enter a PGY2 program or clinical position and serve as a preceptor for pharmacy students.

Program Overview

Participate in ASHP Matching Program http://www.natmatch.com/ashprmp/
NMS Code: 211213
Number of Residents: 2
First week of July – Last week of June
All application materials must be submitted to PhORCAS by January 10

Salary and Benefits

  • Annual Stipend: $40,000
  • Annual Leave: 8.62 hours per pay period for an annual accumulation of 224 hours
  • Staffing: Every other weekend, 2 holidays
  • Medical, dental and vision available
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • Office space
  • Free parking
  • Concierge service
  • Wellness dollars
  • Massage therapy
  • Cafeteria discount

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation (July)
  • Anticoagulation
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Research (December)


  • Management
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition Support
  • Mental Health
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Repeat required learning experience

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Service
  • Residency Project

Additional Activities

  • Medication use evaluations
  • Cardiac rehab teaching
  • Student precepting
  • Design and complete a residency research project
  • Present project at Midyear Clinical Meeting & Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS certification
  • Hospital committee involvement
  • Presentations to hospital staff
  • Optional teaching certificate

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy
  • Eligible for Illinois licensure
  • US Citizen or permanent resident of the United States

Application Process

The following must be submitted to PhORCAS by January 10:
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Standardized Reference Templates completed by three reference writers
  4. Official pharmacy school transcripts
  5. Onsite interview required

Program Contact

Kara Clothier Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
SwedishAmerican A Division of UW Health
1401 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: (779_ 696-8868
Fax: (815) 961-2197

SwedishAmerican Health System is 100% smoke free. Smoking is not allowed anywhere on our campus, including buildings, grounds, parking lots, and sidewalks. In accordance with our commitment to building a healthier community, SwedishAmerican will cease hiring nicotine users effective January 1, 2014

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Rockford, IL 61104
(779) 696-4400


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