Pharmacy Residency Programs

 

About SwedishAmerican

SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit healthcare system headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. We’re comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency and a foundation. SwedishAmerican is a division of UW Health, which is comprised of the academic healthcare entities of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, including: UW Medical Foundation, UW Hospital and Clinics and UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

SwedishAmerican is also a teaching hospital that hosts the University of Illinois College of Medicine's residency program. Clinical pharmacists are assigned to the emergency department, each floor of the hospital, specialty pharmacy, cancer center, retail pharmacy, and the pharmacist managed anticoagulation clinic. 

Our robust pharmacy residency program has grown over the last few years. We now offer four different programs. 


Our Community

Rockford is filled with museums, golf courses, unique shopping, acres of state parks to explore, along with some of the best restaurants around–there's no limit to what you can find in the region. This friendly Midwest community offers a range of residential opportunities whether you’re looking for something out of the way, in the country, along the river, or right in the heart of the city–at a cost typically 20% less than that of bigger cities. Even better–we’re less than 90 minutes from Chicago, Madison, and Milwaukee, making a weekend getaway simple.


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The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health, builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Learn more about this program here.

The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications. The program aims to develop each residents’ professional, clinical and leadership skills through outpatient pharmacy services within SwedishAmerican’s URAC accredited Specialty Pharmacy, Outpatient Pharmacy, and numerous outpatient clinics.

Learn more about this program here.

 

The PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program at SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health, allows the resident to experience a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident’s interests in emergency medicine. SwedishAmerican is a level II trauma center with a 34-bed Emergency Department with greater than 80,000 patient visits annually.

Learn more about this program here.

The PGY2 Critical Care pharmacy residency program at SwedishAmerican, a Division of UW Health, allows the resident to gain clinical skills by being a part of a multidisciplinary team in a wide range of clinical areas tailored to the resident’s interests in critical care. SwedishAmerican has a 30-bed mixed Critical Care Unit that manages medical, surgical, and neurological patients.

Learn more about this program here.

 

Current Resident:

Michael Pierce, Pharm.D.

 

Projects:

  • Dexmedetomidine medication use evaluation for alcohol withdrawal syndrome

The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency program at UW Health SwedishAmerican is designed to build upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care, allowing them to excel in a high-level leadership role in an institutional pharmacy setting.

Learn more about the Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program