PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The PGY-2 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 PGY-2 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 Belleville, 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 14 hospitals in 13 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is a leader in cardiac care and is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Our hospital provides 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. In 2017, HSHS St. Elizabeth’s will be moving to a brand new, state-of-the-art facility in O’Fallon, Illinois.

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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 the booth for HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.


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 PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident

Brian Le, PharmD
Hometown: Houston, TX

Coming to HSHS from the Lone Star State of Texas, Brian brings his experiences from his PGY-1 residency training at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy.

Meet Our Preceptors

Joshua Schmees, PharmD

HSHS Pharmacy Informaticist
PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director

Maggie Wong, 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

Melissa Smith, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Analyst | Epic Beacon

Michael Murbarger, RPh

HSHS System Director of Clinical Contracts

Christine Cinciripini, RN, MSN, CPHQ

Performance Improvement / Evidence-based Medicine Order Set Coordinator

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 ext. 2239