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Palos Health Pharmacy Residency Program

Palos Health* offers a postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy program that is accredited by the American Society of Hospital Pharmacists (ASHP). The PGY1 program is designed to build on the skills learned during pharmacy school to better prepare pharmacists for practice in a collaborative and dynamic health-system environment. The pharmacy resident will actively participate in direct patient care, pharmacy operations, pharmacy administration and improvement, and community outreach learning experiences. Residents will complete a teaching and learning certificate program and will be involved in the precepting of pharmacy students, where applicable. Elective rotations may include direct patient care experiences, pharmacy informatics and/or operating room/surgery learning.

The PGY1 residency program is designed to augment the resident’s knowledge base while developing and sharpening their critical thinking and leadership skills, in addition to their confidence and independence, so that they may become an effective practitioner and leader in pharmacy practice. Residents will be integrated into daily nursing care reports and will work closely with physicians and other health care professionals.

Residents will be guided throughout their journey by preceptors, not only during the learning experience but during completion of required projects. Pharmacy residents will gain experience via completion of a research project, submission of a poster to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and manuscript preparation, among other projects, all under the guidance of a preceptor. 

The ultimate goal of our PGY1 residency program is to develop independent, critical thinkers who will be effective clinicians in a variety of practice settings, be eligible for board certification and be eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

*Palos Health is a brand name that includes Palos Community Hospital and its entities.