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Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital


Pharmacy Residency Program

Image of the 2017-2018 Pharmacy Residents 

Hines welcomes the 2017-2018 Pharmacy Residents!
Back row: Dr. Georgiana Ismail (PGY1 Pharmacy Practice), Dr. Inela Masic (PGY1 Pharmacy Practice), and Dr. Erica Little (PGY2 Infectious Diseases)
Front row: Dr. Tyler Clemons (PGY1 Pharmacy Practice) and Dr. Jason Mei (PGY1 Pharmacy Practice)


Edward Hines Jr., VA Hospital is located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and is minutes away from entertainment, culture, and diversity. Hines currently operates approximately 480 beds, including acute care and nursing home beds. In addition to offering primary, extended, and specialty care, Hines operates community based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Joliet, Kankakee, La Salle and Oak Lawn. Hines is institutionally affiliated with Loyola University of Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and programmatically affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine-Chicago, and the Chicago Medical School.  Pharmacy Service at Hines is affiliated with University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Ohio Northern University College of Pharmacy, or Lake Eric College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) School of Pharmacy.

By combining cutting edge technology with comprehensive clinical services, Hines Pharmacy Service continuously seeks new ways of improving patient care. Clinical Pharmacy Specialists with a Scope of Practice provide direct-patient care clinical services (disease state/medication management) within the following areas included but are not limited to: Acute Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nutrition Support, Infectious Diseases, Geriatrics (Long Term Care/Home Based Primary Care), Anticoagulation, Nephrology, Ambulatory Care General Medicine, Mental Health, and Women's Health. Examples of other clinical services include but are not limited to:  pharmacokinetic monitoring, medication use evaluations, advising on appropriate medication use, and overall monitoring to provide optimal pharmaceutical patient care.

Hines Pharmacy Practice Residency is ASHP accredited * and was established in 1999. While the residency program requires core pharmacy practice components, it also allows for flexibility in order for the resident to gear the program toward his/her interests. The resident will be working with pharmacists both within the outpatient and inpatient pharmacies as well as in clinics and on the hospital patient care floors. By combining direct clinical services with staffing responsibilities, the resident will experience a more complete picture of pharmacy practice.

As you explore this website, we hope you find that this residency program will provide you with a comprehensive, well-rounded experience that will build a solid foundation for the future.


Julie M. Stein
Residency Director
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
708-202-8387 Ext. 23184

Dayna Mitchell
Residency Coordinator
Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital
708-202-8387 Ext. 23780