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PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency

The College's partnerships with community-based pharmacies ensure that residents will be prepared to assume a leadership role in advancing the profession of pharmacy and community pharmacy practice.

Schnucks Pharmacy

Site Coordinator: Lauren Karpman, Pharm.D.
Resident positions: 2
ASHP Code: 64014
NMS Code: 203021

This program provides residents with experience in direct patient care utilizing specialized medications for conditions such as HIV and hepatitis. Residents practice in the specialty and clinic-based pharmacies. Residents are able to develop services at the corporate level in this regional retail store while gaining patient care experience with a regional pharmacy benefits manager.

What can residents do after completing a PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency program at STLCOP?
Community-based pharmacy residents may obtain positions in a community-based practice as a specialty or patient care pharmacist; work in ambulatory care or long-term care practice settings, or find a position in academia.

  • 100% of residents present research at national meetings.
  • Nearly 60% of residents remained with the pharmacy upon completion of their residency program.
  • 76% of residents practice in ambulatory care or specialty practice.

Site CoordinatorHead shot of Lauren Karpman

Lauren Karpman, Pharm.D.

Dr. Lauren Karpman is site coordinator for the PGY1 Community Based Pharmacy Residency at Schnucks Specialty Pharmacy. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency with St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Schnucks Pharmacy.

Program DirectorNicole Gattas

Nicole M. Gattas, Pharm.D., FAPhA, BCPS 

Dr. Nicole Gattas is the residency program director for the multisite PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is also an associate professor of pharmacy practice and associate director of experiential education. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from the University of Iowa. Dr. Gattas completed a Community Pharmacy Residency at Dominick’s Pharmacy and the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) and has been recognized as a Fellow by the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Practice and Management (FAPhA).

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