Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

About Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Located in the heart of the southern suburbs of Chicago, 480-bed Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center (PSJMC) provides many advanced health care services typically found in a university hospital setting. PSJMC serves the community’s wide range of health care needs through its Level II Emergency/Trauma Center, Family Birthing Suites, Level II Special Care Nursery, Pediatrics, Medical-Surgical ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Neuro ICU, Neuroscience Institute, Rehabilitation Services, Robotic Surgery, Behavioral Health Services, and Sleep Disorder Center.

PSJMC is the flagship hospital of the largest Catholic health system in Illinois, Presence Health and was recently named to the “Top Hospitals” in Chicagoland area by Chicago Magazine. PSJMC serves Will and surrounding counties, including the southwest Chicago suburbs. PSJMC offers private patient rooms and world-class health care. The first designated Primary Stroke Center in Will County, PSJMC’s Neuroscience Institute also provides 24/7 neurosurgeons, neurologists and neurointerventionalists. PSJMC has also been recognized nationally for advanced cardiac care including a world-class open heart program, family-centered obstetrics, and a Level II Trauma Center.


About the Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Objective:

The PSJMC PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to develop the entry-level practitioner into a clinician who can excel in the provision of pharmaceutical care to multiple patient populations.  The resident will be provided with advanced training and learning experiences in pharmacy practice that build upon those obtained throughout their pharmacy career.  Our clinical staff will work alongside the resident to foster the development of his/her knowledge base and improve his/her clinical skills.  The resident will be encouraged to explore his/her current practice interests while concentrating on developing areas of strength and improving areas of weakness.

Residency Goal:

The goal of this program is to provide the resident with training experiences that will enhance their knowledge base and skills in a variety of clinical areas to ensure that they can provide effective pharmaceutical care and promote positive patient outcomes.  The experiences provided by the program will teach the resident to function as an integral member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team and hold them accountable for achieving optimal drug therapy outcomes.

Upon completion of the program, the resident will be an experienced clinician qualified to assume a clinical pharmacist position in a community hospital setting, an adjunct faculty appointment, or further training in a PGY-2 residency program. 

Clinical Pharmacy Experiences:

The resident will begin the year with a one month orientation period. Once orientation has been completed, the resident will begin their required rotations.  Each required rotation, with exception to longitudinal experiences and teaching, will be 3-6 weeks in length. Elective rotations will be scheduled based on resident interest and availability.  The length of elective rotations may range from 2 to 8 weeks in length and will be adjusted to meet the needs of the resident. Selection and scheduling of elective rotations will occur at the beginning of the year and will be updated on a quarterly basis by the residency program director (RPD) following discussions with the resident and preceptors. 

Stipend & Benefits:  ASHP Residency Directory

  • Estimated Stipend: $47,000
  • Benefits: Paid vacation/holidays, health/life/dental insurance, professional travel reimbursement, laptop computer, lab coats, and parking


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