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Pharmacy Residency Programs

The pharmacy staff at HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital are committed to improving the community's health and helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. As a result, St. Elizabeth's offers two pharmacy residency programs to help develop high quality pharmacy professionals for the future.


PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

This residency program was established in conjunction with the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. The 12-month American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited PGY-1 program offers the resident a robust experience through seven core rotations along with a broad range of elective opportunities. St. Elizabeth’s Hospital PGY-1 Residency will help to develop pharmacists with advanced knowledge and skills essential for them to function as an integral member of the health care team. Though our affiliation with SIUE School of Pharmacy we offer more than fifteen unique learning experiences; thus allowing the resident flexibility to individualize their training.

Required learning experiences include: Administration, Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Distribution/Orientation, Internal Medicine and Advanced Internal Medicine, Pharmacy Informatics, and Medication Safety. Ambulatory Care experiences are longitudinal and may be selected from VA and non-VA chronic disease state management clinics.

Elective rotations available include but are not limited to Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Infectious Disease, Oncology, Pain and Palliative Care, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

Teaching Activities and Certificate Teaching activities are incorporated throughout the residency. The residents precept pharmacy students during the clinical rotations, provide seminars to the Saint Louis University Family Medicine physicians and present continuing education programs. To enhance the resident’s learning experience, a teaching certificate is offered through the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Through focused on-line instruction, leading of small-group discussions and presentation of didactic lectures at SIUE, the residents are provided a foundation of educational principles and the opportunities to apply them in various practice settings.

Visit our page on the ASHP site for more information.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Residency participates in the PhORCAS program and the required documents include curriculum vitae, letter of intent, official college transcripts,and three electronic reference forms.  Completed application forms and required supplemental materials are due by January 1st.

*Please note that this position will not provide visa sponsorship.

Meet our PGY-1 Residents

Neha Belter, PharmD, MPA
Hometown: Creve Coeur, MO

Dr. Belter earned her BS in Biological Engineering at University of Missouri-Columbia and afterwards worked at the Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine as a research scientist working on various projects including the Human Genome Project and the Human Gut Microbiome Project.  She went on to pursue a Master of Public Administration, with an emphasis in health administration and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Missouri- Kansas City.  Upon graduation from University of Missouri- Kansas City, she commenced employment with HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  Currently Dr. Belter is participating in the non-traditional residency program rotating between the clinical pharmacy residency and her previous position as an overnight clinical staff pharmacist.  Her practice areas of interest currently include informatics, cardiology, psychiatry, and infectious disease.  In her time away from pharmacy, she works with her husband and a business partner to assist managing a barbeque restaurant in St. Louis they collectively own.  Other interests include spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.

Timothy Cruz, PharmD
Hometown: Homer Glen, IL

Tim CruzDr. Cruz earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy in May 2019. He serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy in addition to his clinical pharmacy residency. His practice areas of interest include cardiology, pain and palliative care, psychiatry, and ambulatory care. Outside of work, he enjoys going to concerts, playing golf, and following hockey and baseball.
Jeremy Andis, PharmD
Hometown: Freeburg, IL

Jeremy AndisDr. Andis earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy in May 2019. In addition to his clinical pharmacy residency, he serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at SIUE School of Pharmacy.  His practice areas of interest are broad and include infectious disease, critical care, internal medicine, and emergency medicine.  Outside of pharmacy, he enjoys snowboarding, being outdoors, and following hockey.


For more information, interested candidates may contact:

Dawn M. Dankenbring, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital
One St. Elizabeth's Boulevard, O'Fallon, IL 62269
Ph. 618-234-2120, Ext. 11313