PGY1 Pharmacy Residencies


St. Louis College of Pharmacy sponsors three pharmacy residency programs in cooperation with multiple health care institutions to allow residents to provide and advance patient care services in a clinical setting. Candidates seeking a pharmacy residency program may apply to several available positions. All residency program periods are from July 1-June 30.

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Available Positions: 4
Program Director: Jamie M. Pitlick, Pharm.D., BCPS

This program prepares residents for clinical pharmacy positions in a variety of patient care settings. Based at a 987-bed community teaching hospital, residents in this program work with other health professionals to optimize medication therapy through direct patient care activities. The resident is responsible for educating patients and caregivers regarding diseases, medications, and lifestyle changes. Areas of emphasis include inpatient general medicine and ambulatory care. Elective opportunities in cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, and pediatrics are also available.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Available Positions: 1
Program Director: Justinne E. Guyton, Pharm.D., BCACP

This program emphasizes the development of clinical skills in the ambulatory care setting and teaching skills in both the didactic and experiential environments. This residency program provides a unique opportunity to practice in a setting with a commitment to improving the health of the community through preventative medicine and health education. Patient care skills are developed with an emphasis in providing care to a medically underserved patient population. Additional rotations include community practice, acute care internal medicine, practice management, and elective opportunities.

VA St. Louis Health Care System

Available Positions: 4
Program Director: Jonathan McMahan, Pharm.D., BCPS

This program is designed to provide a balanced approach to resident development. Two clinical tracks are available to tailor resident experiences and development toward care in the acute or ambulatory care settings. Residents will complete patient rounds and provide direct patient care on multidisciplinary teams, participate in robust antimicrobial stewardship, adverse event reporting, and prior approval programs. Other experiences include clinical intervention documentation, medication therapy management, and departmental committee involvement.

Program Goals

A PGY1 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.