PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
Adult Internal Medicine
Critical Care (MICU)
Patient Care Services (staffing)
Any learning experience may be repeated as an advanced rotation provided the area does not comprise more than 25% of the resident’s total learning experience
Adverse drug event monitoring and reporting
Drug information requests
Journal club presentations
Prepare and deliver physician, nursing, and patient education
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy, or a B.S. or M.S. degree and equivalent training or experience. They must also be eligible for license to practice pharmacy in Illinois.
Three positions are available.
Letter of Intent
Three letters of recommendation and evaluation forms
Official college of pharmacy transcripts
About Blessing Hospital PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
Blessing Hospital is a 300 bed community hospital located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in the west central Illinois community of Quincy.
Blessing is the largest and most sophisticated medical center in a 100-mile radius, with a Medical Staff of more than 240 physicians and 2,300 employees.
Blessing Hospital’s Pharmacy provides 24-hour pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacists are decentralized throughout the hospital including the Emergency Department, Critical Care Areas (ICU and CVU) and the Progressive Care Unit. Extensive pharmaceutical services are offered including pharmacokinetics consults and monitoring, discharge counseling, antimicrobial stewardship activities, multidisciplinary rounding, teaching services, hospital committee involvement and more.