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STLCOP Hosts 2015 Residency Showcase and Career Fair

Published on 19 November 2015

It was a day filled with networking, handshaking, and learning as students met with employers and representatives of residency programs from the St. Louis area.

St. Louis College of Pharmacy hosted students during a Residency Showcase on Thursday, Nov. 12. The showcase was featured during the Annual Career Fair, held Nov. 12-13. Representatives from different organizations attended the event in hopes of recruiting future pharmacists and residents.

As an alumna, Alyssa Thompson ’14, PGY2 resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, was excited to share her passion for residencies with current students.

“This event provides a unique opportunity for students interested in pursuing a residency after graduation. As one of the largest events for residency programs in the St. Louis area, students are given the opportunity to meet current residents in a variety of programs,” says Thompson.

STLCOP P2 student Joana Huang used this year’s event to make connections and explore the different career options that are available to pharmacists.

“Since I’m only in my fourth year this is really a day where I can get a feel for specializations within pharmacy and learn more about what residency programs are looking for in candidates,” explains Huang.

Employers also appreciate the opportunity to network with prospective employees.

Kristie (Meyer) Bruneman ’86, talent acquisition account manager at Shop ‘n Save/SUPERVALU says, “I enjoy sharing services that we can offer to students. We are unique because we offer clinical services in a community setting.”

Students interested in pursuing a residency will also have a chance to learn about opportunities at the upcoming ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans. The conference, which runs Dec. 6-10, features Residency Showcase sessions that allow students to connect with representatives of programs across the country.

For more information on St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s residency programs, visit stlcop.edu/residencies.

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