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PGY-1/PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The 24-month Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is designed to provide the resident with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a leader in pharmacy informatics and health information technology. The flexibility and wide variety of opportunities allow for the program to be individually tailored to the interests of the resident. Rotation opportunities include clinical informatics, vendor relations, pharmacy automation, health system informatics and administration, supply chain operations, evidence-based medicine, patient safety, quality, and regulatory operations.

Upon completion of the residency, the resident will be proficient in pharmacy informatics at a multi-facility health care system.

In addition to learning about informatics, the resident has opportunities to be involved with teaching through our affiliation with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy. The resident can earn a teaching certificate through SIUE, and will receive an adjunct clinical faculty appointment with the school.

About Us

ASHP LogoThe Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program at HSHS St. Elizabeth’s has received full accreditation by ASHP. The residency is based out of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, which is located about 20 miles east of St. Louis. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s is part of a multi-institutional health care system that sponsors 15 hospitals in 14 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission- the nation’s preeminent hospital accreditation body. Our hospital provides high-quality inpatient and outpatient care to the St. Louis metropolitan area, Southern Illinois region, and Scott Air Force Base, and is also a training site for the St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program and SIUE School of Pharmacy APPE Program. Our accredited programs have consistently demonstrated quality outcomes that positively impact our patients, their families and the entire community. Plus, the hospital continues to investment to bring outstanding physicians and some of the region’s most advanced specialists and health care services to the area.  Our extensive family of care includes progressive partnerships with the HSHS Medical Group, HSHS Home Care, specialty physicians, and nationally recognized groups such as the Prairie Heart Institute, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon pediatricians, Healogics Wound Care Center, and Telemedicine services.

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Application Process


The HSHS PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program participates in the Residency Showcase and Personnel Placement Service (PPS) at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule an interview during PPS or visit with the Residency Program Director at of HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.


Application Prerequisites

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy academic program
  • Licensed pharmacist, or be eligible for licensure, in the state of Illinois by September 1st
  • Graduate of an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Required application materials listed below are to be uploaded into the PhORCAS application portal.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of intent
  • Official college transcript(s)
  • Three letters of recommendation accompanied by the ASHP Standardized Reference Form through PhORCAS

Visit our page on the ASHP site directory for more information.

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

Meet Our Pharmacy Informatics Resident(s)

Dan ChenDan Chen, PharmD
Hometown: Fond Du Lac, WI

Dan brings his experiences from his PGY-1 Residency training at Mayo Clinic Health System – Eau Claire in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University – Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove, Illinois. He is interested in learning more about data mining and analytics, and report building. In his free time he enjoys traveling, collecting hobbies, playing board games, and watching movies.

Meet Our Preceptors

Joshua Schmees, PharmD

HSHS Pharmacy Informaticist
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director

Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Analyst | Epic Willow Inpatient
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Coordinator

Michelle M. Smith, PharmD, FACHE

HSHS Chief Performance Improvement Officer – IT

Michael Murbarger, RPh

HSHS System Director of Clinical Contracts

Christine Cinciripini, RN, MSN, CPHQ

Performance Improvement / Evidence-based Medicine Order Set Coordinator


Reina Shimozono

Reina Shimozono, PharmD, BCPS

Epic Willow Analyst, Pharmacy Informatics

For more information, please contact the Residency Program Director:

Joshua Schmees
Joshua Schmees, PharmD
HSHS Pharmacy Informaticist
Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director
(618) 234-2120

Visit our page on the ASHP site directory for more information. Come see us at ASHP Midyear at PPS and also at the ASHP residency showcase.