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St. Joseph's Pharmacy Residency Program


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St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center PGY1 pharmacy residency program produces highly qualified clinical pharmacists fully ready to meet the demands of clinical practice or transition seamlessly into a PGY2 residency program. 

Our program offers 4 PGY1 positions for the 2018-19 year. Please click on the links above to learn more about program offerings. 

What Makes St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center a Unique Place to Train?

Located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center (SJHMC) is a 604 bed not-for-profit academic teaching hospital.  St. Joseph’s is a nationally recognized center for quality quaternary care, medical education, and research. SJHMC is home to the internationally renowned Barrow Neurological Institute, Norton Thoracic Institute, and University of Arizona Cancer Center. SJHMC also offers a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Level I Trauma Center that is certified by the American College of Surgeons.

More lung transplants were completed at SJHMC than any other hospital in the nation in 2016. We consistently rank as one of the top hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News and World Report. The Emergency Department treats in excess of 83,000 patients a year and functions as the hospital entry point for many of our patients. The hospital serves a high acuity patient population as evidenced by our 126 adult ICU beds and over 70 neonatal ICU beds. The adult ICU beds are divided between the neuro ICU, medical ICU, surgical ICU, trauma ICU, and cardiothoracic ICU. The unique services offered at SJHMC draw complex patients from around the country. As a resident at St. Joseph’s, you will function as an integral part of multidisciplinary medical service teams by rounding, assisting in determining medical therapy, performing clinical consult and dosing services in phenytoin, warfarin, aminoglycosides and vancomycin, and assisting with medical education of providers and patients. 

St. Joseph’s Hospital is the flagship hospital in the Dignity Health system. Dignity Health is an expansive healthcare system with 39 hospitals and more than 400 care centers in communities across California, Arizona, and Nevada. Residents will be incorporated into the process of actively influencing change at the facility level, the service area level, and at a large system level.

Learn More about St. Joseph's Pharmacy Residency Program

For questions about the Postgraduate (PGY1) Pharmacy Practice Residency, please email:

Christian Eslinger, PharmD, MBA, MEng, BCPS
PGY1 Residency Program Director
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
350 West Thomas Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602.406.6480
Christian.Eslinger@DignityHealth.org