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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

This program prepares residents to practice in diverse ambulatory care settings and to become an entry-level faculty member at a pharmacy college. Residents learn skills to care for patients with multiple disease states and manage primary care and specialty clinic practices. Residents have the opportunity to practice in an academic internal medicine clinic, family medicine practice, department of health and patient-centered medical home.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

Resident Positions: 1
ASHP Code: 64006
NMS Code: 653065

Residents also gain experience managing chronic and pregnancy-induced diseases in low- and high-risk pregnancy patients in an interdisciplinary maternal-fetal medicine practice. A longitudinal practice management experience which requires developing or expanding a pharmacy service also will be completed. Two elective opportunities are available with other ambulatory care preceptors around the St. Louis area. Residents build teaching experience through opportunities to develop an Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotation, precept pharmacy students and provide small and large group lectures at the College.

What can residents do after completing a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program at STLCOP and St. Mary's?

  • 100% of residents are board-certified pharmacy specialists or ambulatory care pharmacists.
  • 66% hold full-time faculty positions.
  • 83% practice in an ambulatory care setting.
  • 66% practice in a specialty field including endocrinology, geriatrics, and maternal-fetal medicine.

Program Director

Alicia Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACPAlicia B. Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Dr. Alicia Forinash is the residency program director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at the SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital where she practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the Maternal Fetal Care Center. She is also a professor of pharmacy practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Forinash earned her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees (Pharm.D.) from St. Louis College of Pharmacy.  Subsequently, she completed a Specialty Residency in Family Medicine at Family Medicine of St. Louis through St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a board-certified specialist in both Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and Ambulatory Care (BCACP). Dr. Forinash is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP). She is also the co-author for the 11th edition of “A Reference Guide to Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation.”

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