Why Ascension St. John Hospital?

The Department of Pharmacy at Ascension St. John Hospital has been providing training to pharmacy residents since 1991.

Our 772-bed hospital is located in Detroit bordering Grosse Pointe, offering a unique blend of urban and suburban experiences.

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Joint Commission/AHA Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • Children’s Hospital providing comprehensive neonatal and pediatric care
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO) Center

As a Catholic health ministry, we strive to integrate excellence in clinical care with spiritually-centered, holistic care.

Our ASHP-accredited residency program prepares pharmacists to optimize patient outcomes through drug therapy in both general and specialized clinical practice settings.

Our program produces well-rounded practitioners with the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to advance the practice of pharmacy.

2024-2025 Recruitment Details 

We would love to have you join our team!  We will be recruiting for 4 PGY-1 pharmacy practice residents and 1 health-system outcomes fellow for 2024-2025.


Check out our program at the following events -

  • October 3: Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists 
  • October 11: Southeastern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (Livonia)
  • October 24:  American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Virtual)
    • Fellowship: 8:00-9:00 pm EST
  • October 26: American College of Clinical Pharmacy (Virtual)
    • Residency: 6:00-7:00 pm EST
  • November 1: University of Michigan Career Gateway (Virtual, 5:30-7:30 pm)
  • November 15: Ascension St. John  Open House (Virtual, 5:00-6:30 pm)
  • December 5: ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (Anaheim CA, 8:00-11:00 am) 
  • December 14: ASHP Virtual Showcase (10:00-4:00 pm)

Ascension St. John Hospital Virtual Open House
November 15, 2023
5:00-6:30 pm

Interested in learning more about our program?  Join our current residents and preceptors at our virtual open house!  We will provide an overview of our program, discuss the application process, and address questions from prospective residents!

Click here to sign up

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Purpose Statement

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program builds on pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY-2 pharmacy residency training.

Our program produces well-rounded and independant pharmacists!

  • Foster the appropriate and effective use of medications
  • Educate patients, caregivers, and health care professionals
  • Exercise leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system

Annual salary: Approximately $54,000

Benefits Include:

  • Medical/Dental insurance
  • Vision care option
  • Life insurance
  • Eight paid holidays
  • Combined time off bank
  • Professional organization membership
  • Travel allowance for professional meetings
  • Office space with computer