The goal of a residency program is to assist the resident in his or her professional development through experiencing various practice settings mentored by a clinical practitioner.

Policies and Expectations

Rotation requirements, policies, overview of expectations, resident responsibilities, grading, and other important information are located on CCBHS Intranet in accordance with John H. Stroger, Jr. Policy and Procedures.


Participation in teaching, journal club presentations, newsletters, Drug and Formulary reviews, seminars, M&Ms, and a research project is required. Residents are encouraged to participate in formal and informal teaching of pharmacy clerkship students.


Staffing is an integral component to your experience as a resident. Residents staff every third weekend. Residents are permitted to take a day off in the week (utilizing paid time off) if it is cleared with their preceptor.

Research Project

The resident will work on a research project. The project must be approved by the directors of the residency program. Upon completion of the residency, the resident will submit a written copy of the project, suitable for publication.

Professional Learning Experiences

Required Block Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Administration
  • Research
  • Critical Care
    • Medical ICU
    • Burn ICU
    • Surgical ICU
    • Neurosurgical ICU
    • Trauma ICU
  • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care – Anticoagulation plus (1) Diabetes, Family Medicine, HIV, or HepC Staffing
  • Research (Major Project)
  • Teaching and Learning

Elective block Rotations

  • Ambulatory Care – Stroger (Family Medicine, Anticoagulation, Diabetes)
  • Ambulatory CareĀ – CORE (HIV and HepC)
  • Cardiology/Cardiac ICU
  • Cermak Correctional Health Services
  • Critical Care (additional)
  • Emergency Medicine/Toxicology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Transitions of Care
  • Advanced experiences available for most rotations

Other electives may be made available based on resident interest