PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program
The opportunities for training in the first year residency program are limitless, as John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital offers a diverse teaching environment that supports a multi-disciplinary approach to care. We are excited about what the program has to offer and are seeking residents who are equally committed and excited about this next step in their professional development. The primary goal of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency is to partner with the resident to develop the clinical knowledge and skills that will ensure future success in either a specialty residency or clinical practice as well as Board Certification in Pharmacotherapy. Acute care experiences consist of active participation in medical team based services with established clinical pharmacy services. Experiences in ambulatory care involve participation in specialty clinics with established clinical pharmacy services and protocols.  

Residency Type: PGY1
Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: January 15
Starting Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $54,000
Interview Required: On-Site
Interview Notification: February 15
Benefits include: 12 paid holidays, 12 sick days, 2 weeks vacation,
Parking for a fee
ASHP Code: 41013
Program Information

Learning experiences which are available for the PGY-1 pharmacy resident include (Required in Red) Orientation, ACLS/BLS training, Critical Care (Trauma,Burns, MICU, SICU), Emergency Medicine/Toxicology, Drug Formulary Management, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Administration, Oncology and Hematology, Cardiology, Ambulatory Care(Longitudinal experiences include Diabetes Clinic, HIV Clinic, and Anticoagulation Clinic)
To apply to the PGY-1 Pharmacy residency, application materials must be submitted by January 15. 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. Electronic submissions of application materials are not permitted.

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 employee of 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)
The following must be postmarked by January 15:
  • 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) reference letters
      • One recommendation must be from clinical faculty who served as a preceptor of the applicant during a clinical rotation
      • One recommendation must be from a current or recent employer
  • Application for employment (link)
Representatives will be available at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting Residency Showcase in December. On-site interviews will be scheduled in early February.
For additional questions, please contact Dr. Pang Chong, Director of the PGY-1 pharmacy residency at (312) 864-2200 or e-mail address, [email protected]

Mail application materials for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency to:
Eureva Walker, PharmD,
Co-Residency Program Director
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Health Systems
1900 West Harrison, LL170
Chicago, IL 60612