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. The purpose of the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital PGY-1 Residency is 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: Operational Pharmacy Practice, Drug Information, Internal Medicine & Advanced Internal Medicine, Administration, Medication Safety and Ambulatory Care. 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, Oncology, Mental Health, Pain and Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Informatics and Emergency Medicine.

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 letters of reference accompanied with the ASHP residency application recommendation request form.

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

Meet our PGY-1 Residents

Emily Pettit, PharmD
Hometown:  St. Louis, MO

Dr. Pettit earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia, in May 2008. Prior to arriving at St. Elizabeth’s in 2013, she worked in various pharmacy positions in South Georgia. Dr. Pettit is participating in the non-traditional residency program and rotates her time between the clinical pharmacy residency and her position as overnight staff pharmacist.  She also serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy.  Her areas of interest include pediatrics, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care. Outside of the pharmacy, she cherishes time with her husband, infant son, and Australian Cattle Dog.

Adam Schulte, PharmD
Hometown: Flint Hill, MO

Adam SchulteDr. Schulte earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) School of Pharmacy in May 2017.  In addition to his clinical residency, Adam is also an adjunct clinical instructor at the SIUE School of Pharmacy.  His current areas of interest include education, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, internal medicine, and pain management.  In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing guitar, listening to music, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.

Hanna Hollingsworth, PharmD
Hometown: Loves Park, IL

Hana HollingsworthDr. Hollingsworth earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa in 2017.  Her areas of interest currently include cardiology, internal medicine, and infectious disease.  In addition to her pharmacy practice residency, Dr. Hollingsworth is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice at Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. Outside of work, she enjoys spending her time finding new books to read, running, traveling, and trying out new restaurants.


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