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Pharmacy Practice Residency
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Advocate Christ Medical Center Pharmacy Practice ResidencyBackground

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at ACMC is designed to professionally cultivate expert clinicians who possess a strong desire to practice independently and excel in clinical service. This program trains highly motivated and qualified pharmacists in the provision of pharmaceutical care so that they are prepared to assume an advanced clinical practice. It is intended to foster the development of a strong knowledge base as well as clinical skills, values, and attitudes necessary to provide optimal pharmaceutical care as a member of an integrated healthcare team.

Program Goal

The goal of the program is to provide competent patient care throughout the clinical and operational aspects of the hospital in order to provide a safe, effective and economical medication use process.

Resident Activities

  • Become an integral part of the rounding health care team
  • Provide education to healthcare professionals
  • Contribute to the Physician and Pharmacy Newsletters
  • Provide drug information
  • Journal club presentations
  • Case presentations
  • Complete a research project
  • ACLS/BCLS certification
  • Participate in health fairs
  • Precept pharmacy students
  • Attend management meetings
  • Monitor anticoagulation patients in Adult Medicine Clinic

Special Features

  • Computerized medical record and physician order entry
  • Decentralized Pharmacists
  • Advocate Children’s Hospital - Oak Lawn
  • PGY-2 Emergency Medicine Residency

Program Director

Rolla T. Sweis, Pharm.D., M.A., BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Pharmacy Residency (PGY1/EM) Program Director
Advocate Christ Medical Center & Advocate Childrens Hospital - Oak Lawn
Office: 708.684.3061
Fax: 708.684.4013

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