PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Northern Illinois

Program summary

The ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program at UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

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Required learning experiences

  • Orientation
  • Medicine
  • Infectious disease
  • Anticoagulation
  • Emergency medicine
  • Critical care
  • Research

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Pharmacy administration
  • Pharmacy project
  • Precepting
  • Pharmacy practice (Staffing)
  • Code Blue response
  • Teaching certificate (optional)

Elective learning experiences

  • Management
  • Nutrition support
  • Oncology
  • Mental health
  • Transitions of care
  • Women’s and children’s services (including NICU)
  • Repeat required learning experience

Program contact

Kara Hoadley, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Residency Program Director
UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital
1401 E. State Street Rockford, IL 61104
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Current residents

Silvia Elakatt, Pharm.D.
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Magdala Schmitz, Pharm.D.
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