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PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Swedish American Hospital is an individualized training program designed to develop competent, independent practitioners able to 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)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • General Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Anticoagulation
  • Research (December)

Electives

  • Management
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Drug Information
  • Palliative Care and Pain Management
  • Repeat required learning experience

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Service
  • Residency Project

Additional Activities

  • Complete a medication use evaluation
  • Design and complete a residency research project
  • BLS/ACLS/PALS certification
  • Hospital committee involvement
  • Presentations to hospital staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Doctor of Pharmacy from an 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 3 reference writers
  4. Official pharmacy school transcripts
  5. Onsite interview required

Program Contact

Kara Clothier Pharm.D., BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
SwedishAmerican Health System
1401 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
Phone: (815) 489-4577
Fax: (815) 961-2197
kclothier@swedishamerican.org

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

Contact Us
SwedishAmerican Health System
1401 East State Street
Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 968-4400
patientfeedback@swedishamerican.org

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