Department of Health Ambulatory Care Description

Ambulatory Care Residency

St. Louis County Department of Health

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. Louis County Department of Health provides comprehensive medical care to uninsured and underinsured residents of St. Louis County. Residents gain experience in direct patient care at the North Central Community Health Center and the South County Health Center. Clinical pharmacy services include pharmacist-managed, appointment-based and telemedicine clinics for diabetes, resistant hypertension, cardiovascular risk reduction, smoking cessation, anticoagulation, asthma and polypharmacy, as well as participation on multi-disciplinary teams to provide individualized patient care and community health education.

Residency Activities

The resident completes longitudinal experiences in all ambulatory care services and in practice management in order to provide a strong foundation in this area of practice. A longitudinal experience in academia allows the resident opportunities to build on experience with didactic and experiential teaching throughout the year. The resident may choose two elective rotations in health systems throughout the St. Louis area and has flexibility in selecting projects and rotational experiences to meet individual interests and needs. The program director meets regularly with the resident to provide feedback and guidance.

The resident participates with other St. Louis College of Pharmacy residents in journal club, case presentations and resident seminars. A collaborative research project is conducted by the resident with guidance from a research mentor. 


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, in 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 Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS