The mission of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Department of Pharmacy is to facilitate, support, and demonstrate excellence and safety to those we serve in a respectful and professional manner.
We have a vision that the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Department of Pharmacy will project the following characteristics:
- A department that practices responsiveness to the needs our customers.
- A department that fosters a respectful, professional and caring atmosphere.
- A department that provides state of the art Pharmaceutical Care in a safe and cost effective manner.
- A department that has a staff that is motivated and works together as a team.
- A department that is committed to mentoring and training to enhance professional development.
Residency Mission Statement
The mission of the Pharmacy Residency Program is to offer the opportunities, instruction, and guidance to instill in graduates of ACPE accredited pharmacy schools superior skill and caring philosophy. This will provide additional patient care and public health services and improve medication use and drug distribution systems at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital.
- Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal) – Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Anticoagulation
- Critical Care (ICU)
- Drug Information & Formulary Management
- Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (Longitudinal)
- Internal Medicine
- Practice Management & Administration (Longitudinal)
- Advanced Critical Care (ICU)
- Burn ICU
- Cardiac ICU
- Medical ICU
- Neonatal ICU
- Neurosurgical ICU
- Pediatric ICU
- Surgical ICU
- Trauma ICU
- Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
- Quality Assurance
- Infectious Disease & HIV
Electives are available but not limited to these areas. Additional rotations may be made available.
General Requirements for application to the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program:
- Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
- US Citizenship or eligible for employment in the United States
- Anticipated graduation with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy
- Personal and leadership qualifications for successful completion of a residency program
- Eligibility for licensure in the state of Illinois
Specific Requirements & Deadlines
To apply to the PGY-1 Pharmacy residency, application materials must be submitted by January 15th. This deadline is necessary for us to evaluate potential candidates in time for on-site interviews before the match deadline. Applicants will not be considered for on-site interviews if these deadlines are not met.
The following must be submitted via PhORCAS by January 15th:
- Letter of Interest stating why the applicant desires a residency at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital
- Current Curriculum Vitae (include completed and anticipated rotations)
- Official pharmacy school transcripts (grades through December 31)
- Three (3) letters of reference
On-site interviews will be scheduled in early February. For additional questions, please contact Ms. Rhonda Yates, Director of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency at (312) 864-2200 or e-mail address, email@example.com.
Application materials for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency should be submitted through PhORCAS (https://portal.phorcas.org/) by January 15th.