The goal of a residency program is to assist the resident in his or her professional development through experiencing various practice settings mentored by a clinical practitioner.

Policies and Expectations

Rotation requirements, policies, overview of expectations, resident responsibilities, grading, and other important information are located on CCBHS Intranet in accordance with John H. Stroger, Jr. Policy and Procedures.


Participation in teaching, journal club presentations, newsletters, Drug and Formulary reviews, seminars, M&Ms, and a research project is required. Residents are encouraged to participate in formal and informal teaching of pharmacy clerkship students.


Staffing is an integral component to your experience as a resident. Residents staff every third weekend. Residents are permitted to take a day off in the week (utilizing paid time off) if it is cleared with their preceptor.

Research Project

The resident will work on a research project. The project must be approved by the directors of the residency program. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will submit a written copy of the project, suitable for publication.

Professional Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
    • Medical ICU
    • Burn ICU
    • Pediatric/Neonatal ICU
    • Surgical ICU
    • Neurosurgical ICU
    • Trauma ICU
    • Cardiology/Cardiac ICU
  • Administration/ Drug and Formulary
  • Research
  • Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal) – Diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Anticoagulation
  • Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease/HIV (inpatient)
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Medicine
  • HIV (ambulatory block)
  • Advanced Ambulatory Care (block)

Additional elective rotations may be made available based on resident interest.