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Pharmacy Residency

Community Pharmacy Residency
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

St. Louis College of Pharmacy
St. Louis, MO
Residency Period: July 1 - June 30
Available Positions: 3

Program Goals

  • Manage and improve the medication use process
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered care and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to optimize patient care.
  • Exercise leadership and practice management skills.
  • Demonstrate project management skills
  • Provide medication and practice-related information, education, and/or training.
  • Utilize medical informatics.
  • Develop teaching ability through participation in didactic and clerkship instruction of pharmacy students.

Training Sites

Health Priorities, Inc./L & S Pharmacy/Medical Arts Pharmacy
Sikeston and Charleston, Missouri
Site Coordinator: Sandra Bollinger, Pharm.D., FASCP, CGP, CDE, CPT, CFts

The joint effort between the 3 pharmacy partners in southeast Missouri provides a unique experience for the resident. Health Priorities, Inc. is a licensed consulting pharmacy that has developed patient care services such as immunizations, medication therapy management (MTM), fall prevention, and diabetes education in a community setting to help meet the needs of patients seen at the two independent pharmacies. The resident will also collaborate with physicians to provide diabetes education, and participate in long term care within area facilities. Medical Arts Pharmacy is a clinic-based pharmacy that works directly with Health Priorities. L & S Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy in Charleston, Missouri about 15 minutes away that provides many services as well, including an innovative adherence program and diabetes education program. The resident will be able to experience all three locations. The pharmacy resident learns to address patient-specific health care needs and extend patient care services to a community in great need.

Additionally, housing in Charleston, Missouri is made available to the resident.

Schnucks Pharmacy
Various locations in the St. Louis Metro area
Site Coordinator: Dave Chism, RPh, MBA

Schnucks Pharmacy embraces the patient – pharmacist relationship which is enhanced by pharmacists who educate, counsel, and provide care to patients in their community pharmacy setting. Experiences at Schnucks include time spent in the local chain grocery store pharmacy, their specialty pharmacy, and their clinic-based pharmacies. This community pharmacy residency program advances the patient care and practice management abilities of the resident so that they can implement new and expanded pharmacy services in a community pharmacy setting. The resident will provide immunizations and perform medication reviews. The experiences in direct patient care utilizing specialized medications for conditions such as HIV or multiple sclerosis, the process of providing services at community and centralized locations, and development of services at the corporate level in a chain store make this residency program uniquely designed to create leaders in community pharmacy.

Walgreens Pharmacy
St. Louis Metro Area
Site Coordinator: Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D.

Walgreens Pharmacy is committed to providing the PGY1 community pharmacy resident with an exceptional postgraduate educational training experience. The main practice site for the resident is the Walgreens Wellness Center, located approximately 1 mile from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy campus. This separate patient care area—located adjacent to the dispensing pharmacy—offers unique opportunities to practice advanced patient care in a variety of disease states. The resident will gain substantial experience in providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM), health screenings, health/wellness education, and immunizations to a diverse patient population. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to gain experience at the Walgreens pharmacy within Southampton Healthcare. The pharmacy, located within the physician practice, allows the resident to obtain extensive experience providing specialty HIV care to patients. Upon completion, the resident will have acquired an advanced skill set and be prepared to assume a leadership role in advancing the profession of pharmacy and community pharmacy practice.

Residency Activities

St. Louis College of Pharmacy sponsors this residency program in cooperation with multiple community pharmacies. The purpose of this community pharmacy residency program is to provide the resident with the experience and ability to provide, provide and advance patient care services in the community and to enhance teaching skills in both the didactic and experiential environments.

The resident gains independence throughout the year in direct patient care, practice management, and student precepting. The program focuses on longitudinal experiences in community care further described below. The resident has the ability to choose two electives to meet individual interests and needs. These elective experiences can either be rotational or longitudinal experiences. The site coordinator and the program director regularly meet with the resident to provide feedback and guidance.

The resident participates in journal club, case presentations and resident seminars, and conducts an independent or collaborative research project. The resident receives a faculty appointment and completes an ACPE-accredited teaching certificate program offered through St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Teaching opportunities include classroom presentations, pharmacy practice lab instruction, and advanced practice experience precepting


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

Nicole M. Gattas, Pharm.D., BCPS