PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency


Residency Activities

In a community pharmacy residency program, residents will gain independence throughout the year in direct patient care and practice management. Residents will work directly with patients providing immunizations, medication therapy management (MTM), outreach, and counseling/patient education. Residents will also have the opportunity to implement new or expanded pharmacy services at their residency site. Graduates of the community pharmacy residency program are well positioned to develop innovative practices in community or specialty pharmacies.

The community pharmacy residency program focuses on longitudinal experiences in community care. Residents have the ability to choose two electives, which may be rotational or longitudinal.

Available Sites

St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s partnership with community pharmacies ensures that residents will be prepared to assume a leadership role in advancing the profession of pharmacy and community pharmacy practice.

Residency Program Director: Nicole M. Gattas, Pharm.D., BCPS
Residency Period: July 1-June 30
Positions Available: 1 per site

Candidates seeking a community pharmacy residency may apply to several positions.

L&S Pharmacy, Charleston, Missouri
Site Coordinator: Richard Logan Jr., Pharm.D.

Schnucks Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri
Site Coordinator: David S. Chism, RPh, MBA

Walgreens Pharmacy, St. Louis, Missouri
Site Coordinator: Clark D. Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP

Program Goals

A PGY1 community pharmacy residency program will provide the experience to:

  • Manage and improve the medication use process.
  • Provide evidence-based, patient-centered care and collaborate with other health care 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.