A Guide for Prospective Residents

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 and Drug and Formulary reviews, seminars 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 other weekend on a Saturday or Sunday. Residents are permitted to take a day off in the week 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.

Required Rotations
Drug and Formulary Management
Critical Care (Trauma, Burns, SICU, MICU)
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (Longitudinal Experience: HIV, DM, Anticoagulation)

Elective Rotations                         
Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
Infectious Diseases
Quality Assurance