The Carle Foundation Hospital Pharmacy Residency program is a 12-month postgraduate curriculum that offers a broad area of training opportunities in various clinical settings. During the residency program, the residents will gain experience in direct patient care, teaching, research, and pharmacy operations. The residents will work closely with an experienced group of pharmacy preceptors as part of a multidisciplinary medical team to support optimal medication therapy outcomes. In addition, they will manage medication-use systems to provide safe and cost-effective pharmaceutical care to patients. The residency program will prepare residents to be highly qualified independent practitioners able to pursue a multitude of career paths upon completion of the PGY1 program. Please visit our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Website for more information.
Core LEs: (5 weeks)
Orientation (4 weeks)
Medication Therapy Management
Elective rotations: (5 weeks)
Ambulatory Family Medicine
Cardiovascular Critical Care
Inpatient Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive Care/Neonatal Intensive Care
Ambulatory Transitional Care/Heart failure
Pharmacy administration/Medication Safety and Pharmacy Outcomes
The Carle Foundation Hospital PGY-1 Residency Program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program (the “Match”), and adheres to the rules of the Match. Residents applying must adhere to the rules of the resident matching program. Applications must be submitted electronically in the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) at http://www.ashp.org/phorcas. All applications must be submitted by the predetermined date selected in PhORCAS.
Applicants must provide current curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. If selected for an interview, the applicant will be required to give a brief presentation as part of the interview process. Illinois licensure is required by August 1 of the residency year. Benefits include: paid time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, discounted meals, and professional travel reimbursement for approved meetings.
Requirements for Completion of the Residency Program
Obtain Pharmacist license in the state of Illinois on or before August 1st unless additional 30-day grace period was approved by RAC.
Complete BLS/ACLS/PALS curriculum. Maintain BLS certification active if obtained prior to the residency.
Create/maintain a paper or electronic version of resident binder and submit to RPD
Precept IPPE/APPE student(s).
Attain “Achieved for residency (ACHR)” in 100% of the required patient care goals and all critical objectives by the end of the academic year (Refer to Appendix A in the manual).
Attain “achieved for residency (ACHR)” in >85% of the remainder of the program goals and objectives.
Satisfactory completion of all learning experiences. If a learning experience is not satisfactorily completed, appropriate remedial work must be completed as determined by the preceptors and the RPD.
Completion of a residency project requirements that were defined by the research project preceptor (refer to Research LE description).
Completion of all assignments, presentations and projects as defined by the preceptors and RPD by the end of the residency.
Completion of minimum of 4 journal clubs, 4 PowerPoint presentations, 1 drug monograph, and 1 MUE.
Compliance with all institutional and departmental policies.
Concurrence by the RAC that the pharmacy resident has successfully completed the aforementioned requirements of the program.
About Carle Foundation Hospital
Based in Urbana, IL, The Carle Foundation is vertically integrated with more than 9,500 employees in its hospitals, a multi-specialty physician group, health plans and associated healthcare businesses including the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering-based medical school.
Carle is proud to be named a Great Place to Work®. Carle Foundation Hospital ranks as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades and for more than 10 years has held Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest honor for nursing care.
The 433-bed Carle Foundation Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center and offers Level III perinatal services, Carle BroMenn Medical Center with 221 beds in Bloomington-Normal and nearby 25-bed critical access Eureka Hospital, the 104-bed Carle Richland Memorial Hospital the 24-bed critical access Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center and a multi-specialty physician group with more than 1,000 doctors and advanced practice providers.