OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

Program Overview

Learning experiences

Required Rotations

  • Administration
  • Ambulatory Clinic
  • Drug Information
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pharmacy practice

Elective Rotations (residents select three)

  • Advanced Administration
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Additional elective rotations may be available at the request of the resident

Residency Activities

Patient-focused activities

  • Admission histories
  • Adverse drug event reporting and investigation of medication error reports
  • Code blue response
  • Daily rounds with the healthcare team
  • Discharge counseling
  • Drug information
  • Medication education
  • Patient monitoring and documentation
  • Pharmacy consults (pharmacokinetics, Warfarin, etc.)
  • Precepting Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students


  • Longitudinal experience for the entirety of the residency year
  • Every third weekend
  • One major holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s)
  • Duty Hours: follows American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ (ASHP) Duty-Hour Requirements for Pharmacy Residencies


Completion of one major research project that is presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.

Other activities

  • One hour presentation at Grand Rounds
  • Participation in hospital committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Case presentations, in-services, journal clubs, medication use evaluations
  • Teaching certificate