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St. Luke's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

Program Goals
The purpose of this training program is to prepare role model practitioner-educators for entry into clinical pharmacy positions or further post-graduate training.
This is accomplished by:
  • Practicing in multidisciplinary patient care settings in internal medicine.
  • Receiving formal instruction and mentoring in didactic and experiential teaching methods.
  • Assist in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students in clinical clerkships.
  • Enhancing verbal and written communication skills through clinical practice activities, didactic teaching and seminar presentations.
Program Design
Two PGY1 Pharmacy Residency spots are available. Residents will participate in six months of required clinical rotations. In addition, each resident selects up to four months of elective rotations from a broad range of available specialty experiences. Each block is one month in duration.
Required Rotations:
  • Internal Medicine (two of the three sub-specialties)
    • Cardiology
    • General Medicine
    • Neurology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ambulatory Care - anticoagulation clinic
  • Patient Safety/Administration
Elective Rotations:
  • Oncology
  • Internal Medicine (other sub-specialties)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Inpatient Anticoagulation
  • Other areas of interest are available throughout the St. Louis area and may be explored at the resident's request.
Other: Orientation (July)

During rotations, residents spend an appropriate amount of time under direct faculty preceptorship and the remainder of the time on their own service and assist in precepting students. The residency preceptor meets regularly with the resident to provide advice and feedback, share clinical expertise, guide student precepting activities and ensure back-up clinical coverage.
Other Activities:
Residents will enroll in a formal teaching workshop series, Resident Education Academy (REA), conducted primarily during the fall semester exclusively for residents at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The resident will also complete a residency longitudinal research project suitable for publication, along with a formal seminar presentation during the fall. Attendance at local, regional and national professional meetings is encouraged.
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