About Us

The Ascension St. John Hospital Department of Pharmacy has been providing training to pharmacy residents since 1991. Ascension St. John Hospital is a 772-bed community teaching hospital and Level 2 trauma center located on the east side of Detroit bordering Grosse Pointe, offering a unique blend of urban and suburban experiences. As a Catholic health ministry, we strive to integrate excellence in clinical care with spiritually-centered, holistic care. Ascension St. John Hospital St. John Children’s Center, located on the Ascension St. John Hospital campus, provides comprehensive care for neonatal and pediatric patients.

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.

Clinical Practice

Pharmacists at Ascension St. John Hospital are well respected members of the health care team, who provide management to patients in the following areas:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Patient controlled analgesia
  • Multidisciplinary rounding
  • Cardiac arrest response
  • Protocol-driven initiatives (renal adjustment, IV to PO, therapeutic interchange)
  • Outpatient chronic disease management (with collaborative practice agreement)

As a pharmacy resident in our program, you will have the opportunity to take twelve rotations, as well as participate in our decentralized model during weekend responsibilities. Progressive use of technology empowers the pharmacist to maximize their role as providers of pharmaceutical care.