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Pharmacy Residency

St. Louis County Department of Health
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis, MO
Residency Period: July 1 - June 30
Available Positions: 1

Program Goals

  • Provide evidence-based patient-centered medication therapy management services within interdisciplinary teams in multiple clinical practice sites.
  • Effectively communicate medication and practice-related education to patients, caregivers, healthcare professionals and students
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills through participation in leadership, decision-making and planning activities within the college and health-systems.
  • Demonstrate project management skills through the conception, design, implementation and documentation of a scholarly investigation
  • Utilize medical informatics in clinical practice to make decisions and reduce medical errors.
  • Manage and improve the medication use process through evaluation of medication use systems within practice sites, identification of need for improvement, and implementation of quality improvement changes if necessary.

Training Sites

The County Department of Health provides comprehensive medical care including preventive and primary care services to the uninsured and underinsured residents of the St. Louis County community. Three individual health centers are located throughout the St. Louis area and each health center offers clinical pharmacy services. Clinical pharmacy services within the health department include pharmacist-managed clinics for diabetes, cardiovascular risk reduction, smoking cessation, asthma and polypharmacy as well as participation on multi-disciplinary teams to provide individual patient care as well as public health education classes.

Residency Activities

Residents will gain experience in direct patient care in all clinical pharmacy service areas. Patient encounters will be facilitated by and documented in the County’s state of the art electronic medical record. Residents will routinely provide verbal and written drug information to health care professionals and patients and will be given opportunities to participate in continuous quality improvement projects and health education classes.

Qualifications

Successful candidates will be highly motivated, self-directed Pharm.D. graduates who possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. All candidates must be eligible for registered pharmacist licensure (any state) and be eligible for temporary Missouri licensure.

Application Procedure

St. Louis College of Pharmacy and affiliated residency programs will be utilizing ASHP’s PhORCAS system to manage resident applications.  Details, additional requirements, and a link to the PhORCAS system can be found here.

Program Director

Amie D. Brooks, Pharm.D., BCPS
abrooks@stlcop.edu