PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois is accepting applications through PhORCAS for the 2024-2025 residency year. We will not be participating in PPS at ASHP; if you would like more information please reach out to Margaret Heger or Cassandra Collins.


Our pharmacy team is pleased to offer our Pediatric Pharmacy Residency Program. We are a diverse team of pharmacists providing inpatient services to multiple clinical zones, including pediatric intensive care, pediatric hematology-oncology, and neonatal intensive care.

Pediatric pharmacists verify orders for all pediatric patients at Illinois OSF facilities. Opportunities are available to earn a teaching certificate and precept APPE students and PGY1 residents.

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

The residency was founded in 2012. Graduates of the program work in pediatric specialist positions in 6 states.

If you have any questions that the following information does not address please contact the Residency Program Director, Margaret Heger, Pharm.D.,BCPS at (309) 624-0786.

Program Overview

NMS Code: 660661
We participate in the match program through Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service

  • One resident per year

Pay and Benefits

  • $49,500/year salary
  • Medical, dental and life insurance available
  • 3 weeks of PTO
  • Sick pay
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Hospital employee discount program (various local businesses)

Residency Rotations

Core Rotations Elective Rotations
Administration (longitudinal) Outpatient Hematology/Oncology
General Pediatrics (4 weeks) Pediatric Emergency Department
Inpatient Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks) Repeat Core
Medication Safety (longitudinal)  
Neonatal Intensive Care (8 weeks)  
Pediatric Congenital Heart (4 weeks)  
Pediatric Infectious Disease (4 weeks)  
Pediatric Critical Care (4 weeks)  
Pediatric Nutrition Support (4 weeks)  
Pediatric Pharmacy Practice (longitudinal)  
Project (longitudinal)  

Additional Resident Staffing Requirements/Responsibilities/Assignments

  • Staff every third weekend in pharmacy
  • Additional 16 hours each month on second shift
  • 1 major holiday and 1 minor holiday
  • BLS and PALS certification (opportunity provided on site)
  • Attendance at ASHP mid-year meeting
  • Research project with presentation at regional conference (PPAG preferred)

Very Important: Application Checklist

Very Important: Submission Guidelines

Submitting all application components electronically to the residency application website is required.

Only the OSF online application is automatically submitted via our local website.