The Carle Foundation Hospital Pharmacy Residency programs are ASHP accredited, 12-month postgraduate curricula that offer broad training opportunities in various clinical settings. Residents gain experience in direct patient care, teaching, research, and pharmacy operations while working closely with an experienced group of pharmacy preceptors as part of a multidisciplinary medical team to support optimal medication therapy outcomes. In addition, residents manage medication-use systems to provide safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients. The programs prepare residents to be highly qualified independent practitioners able to pursue a multitude of career paths upon completion of the PGY-1 or PGY-2 program.
The 453-bed Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and offers Level III perinatal services. It's certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center and includes Carle Cancer Center and Carle Heart and Vascular Institute.
The residency program starts with a month-long orientation where residents learn departmental policies and procedures are introduced to their longitudinal responsibilities. During this month, residents, along with the program director/coordinator, develop their rotation schedule to provide an individualized learning experience based on each resident’s entering interests. In addition to the orientation month, there are four core rotations along with four elective rotations. All rotations are approximately five weeks long, with additional longitudinal experiences extending through the residency year. Residents receive and provide formal evaluations at the conclusion of each learning experience and receive informal feedback throughout the rotation. Residents also meet with the RPD and RPC approximately monthly to discuss progress and provide feedback about the program.
Residents are required to be a participating member of one department level committee and may have opportunities to be involved with other interdepartmental committees depending on availability and need. Committee involvement may include taking meeting minutes and other committee work when necessary.Research
Residents are responsible for formulating and executing one major quality improvement or clinical research project. The chosen project topic must be approved by the longitudinal project rotation advisor, followed by the Residency Advisory Committee, prior to commencement. Results are expected to be presented at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.Teaching Certificate
Residents have the opportunity to obtain a teaching certificate from SIUE School of Pharmacy. Requirements for the certificate begin during orientation.Staffing
Consistent with ASHP Guidelines, each resident is required to complete a pharmacy practice component (often referred to as “staffing”) of the residency program. The practice component is crucial to the development of professional practice skills and of pharmacy practice distribution skills. The staffing component of the program begins after residents have successfully completed their month of orientation. Residents are required to staff the Inpatient Pharmacy one weekend every other week (8-hour shifts on both Saturday and Sunday). In addition, residents are required to cover one major holiday (Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day) and one minor holiday (Memorial Day, Labor Day, or New Year’s Day).
The PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency to develop clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. Residents have opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge in the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, and board certifications, if available. The residency program is designed to comply with the published accreditation standards of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP).
The Carle Foundation Hospital Critical Care Unit is a 48-bed inpatient unit serving trauma, general surgery, medical, cardiovascular and neurosurgical critical care. Residents have the opportunity to gain critical care training in a fast-paced environment and develop the capability to deal with the range of diseases and disorders that occur in critically ill patients. Upon completion of the program, residents are expected to demonstrate competency in the area of critical care pharmacy practice, written and oral communication, and critical care research.
This one-year residency program consists of 8-week core rotations in medical-surgical, cardiovascular and neurosurgical critical care, as well as 5-6 week elective rotations including antimicrobial stewardship, emergency medicine, neonatal and pediatric intensive critical care. In addition, residents gain experience in formulary management, research, teaching and emergency response. Residents provide staffing in the inpatient pharmacy and the intensive care unit.
17 working days per year. Paid leave time will be used toward attending educational leave (excluding the SIUE resident Boot Camp) and may be used for vacation, personal illness, funeral attendance, illness of a family member, or other personal business. Earned but unused vacation will be paid out upon completion of residency.
Health, dental and vision insurance benefits as regular Carle employees.
Cost covered for BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
Professional Travel Reimbursement
Registration and travel expenses for required meetings.
ASHP membership dues will be covered by the program for the residency year.
Optical, child care, PerkSpot and meal discounts in the cafeteria.
The Carle Foundation Hospital PGY-1 and PGY-2 residency programs participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program (the “Match”), and adheres to the rules of the Match. Applicants must adhere to the rules of the resident matching program. Applications must be submitted electronically in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas . All applications must be submitted by the predetermined date selected in PhORCAS.
Applicants must provide a current curriculum vitae, letter of intent, three letters of recommendation and pharmacy school transcripts. If selected for an on-site interview, the applicant will be required to give a brief presentation and answer clinical questions as part of the interview process.