PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency

Our pharmacy team is pleased to offer an American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program.

We are a diverse team of pharmacists providing inpatient services to multiple clinical zones, including adult, pediatric, and critical care, across the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois campus.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is a 600+ bed hospital and Level I adult and pediatric trauma center located in downtown Peoria, Illinois.

If you have any questions that the following information does not address, please contact the Residency Program Director, Erika Diericx, PharmD, BCPS at or (309) 624-2617.

Program Overview

NMS Code: 193613
We participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

  • Three residents per year
  • July 1 - June 30 (Orientation starts the last week of June)

For your application to be considered complete, we must receive items in the checklist below by January 10.

Pay & Benefits

  • $50,000/year salary
  • Medical, dental and life insurance available
  • Three weeks of PTO (will be used for holidays and 1/2 of time off for meeting attendance
  • Sick pay
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Hospital employee discount program (various local businesses)
  • Free food from the hospital cafeteria

Residency Rotations

We are committed to providing a broad experience to equip our residents for their future careers.

Rotations are set up as follows:

  • Ten four-week-long rotations consisting of 7 core rotations and three elective rotations
  • Four three-month-long longitudinal rotations and one year-long pharmacy practice rotation
Core Rotations Elective Rotations
Orientation Anticoagulation
Adult Internal Medicine Cardiology
Critical Care (Surgical, Cardiovascular, or Emergency Medicine) Neonatal Critical Care
Infectious Disease Neurology
Pediatric Critical Care Nutrition Support
Pharmacy Administration Oncology
Medical Critical Care Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Longitudinal Rotations  
Three Months Year-Long
Pharmacy Informatics Pharmacy Practice
Medication Safety  
Drug Information  


  • Required to complete a year-long research project
  • Projected completed throughout the year with a project month during December
  • Present research poster at Great Lakes regional conference and ASHP mid-year meeting


  • Every 3rd weekend
  • Nine Monday-Friday blocks throughout the year
  • Work one major and one minor holiday
  • No on-call requirements

Additional Resident Staffing Requirements, Responsibilities, & Assignments

  • BLS and ACLS certification (opportunity provided on-site)
  • PALS certification (optional)
  • Attendance at ASHP mid-year meeting
  • Completion of Teaching Certificate Program through Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy

Very Important: Application Checklist

Application Deadline: January 10
all following items must be completed by this date

  1. Send 3 Letters of Reference (letters from direct patient care preceptors preferred)
  2. Letter of Intent/Cover Letter
  3. Submit CV
  4. Submit Copy of Transcripts

Very Important: Submission Guidelines

Submitting all application components electronically to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service is required.