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Ambulatory Care Residency

SSM St. Mary’s Outpatient Clinic
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

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

Program Goals

  • Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
  • Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered treatment for chronic and acute illnesses in all degrees of complexity within a collaborative interdisciplinary ambulatory practice.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals-in-training.
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications.
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.
  • Contribute to pharmacy knowledge in ambulatory care.

Training Sites

St. Mary’s Health Center is a 582-bed, community teaching hospital, which offers pharmacy services in the internal medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, and high-risk obstetrics clinics. The clinics primarily provide service to underserved patients from Missouri and Illinois

Residency Activities

The resident serves as an integral team member in the clinics, working closely with clinical pharmacists, medical residents, attending physicians, and nursing staff. Required clinical rotations include internal medicine and women’s health, including high-risk obstetrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. The residency provides a unique opportunity to be an active team member in a high-risk obstetrics clinic. The resident also has opportunities for elective experiences at other pharmacist-managed ambulatory clinics in the St. Louis area. The resident participates in journal club, case presentations, and a resident seminar, as well as provides educational in-services to pharmacists, medical residents, and staff physicians. A research or pharmacy practice project is completed during the residency year. The resident receives a faculty appointment at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completes an ACPE-accredited teaching certificate program. Teaching opportunities include classroom presentations, small group case discussions, and clerkship precepting.


Successful candidates will be highly motivated, self-directed Pharm.D. graduates who are currently enrolled in a PGY-1 residency program and 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

Alicia Forinash, Pharm.D., BCPS