PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residencies

Ambulatory care residency programs sponsored by St. Louis College of Pharmacy provide residents with a unique opportunity to serve as an active team member providing direct patient care in ambulatory care settings. Through these programs, residents will develop knowledge and advance both clinical and teaching skills.

STLCOP provides two PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency programs to which residents may apply. Residency periods for both programs are from July 1-June 30.

St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Accreditation Status: Candidate
Available Positions: 1
Program Director: Amie D. Brooks, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Residents in this program complete longitudinal experiences in a variety of ambulatory care services, including pharmacist-managed, interdisciplinary, medical teaching, and primary care clinics. There is a strong clinical focus on underserved patients and skills in academia are emphasized. Residents may choose an elective rotation in a health system in the St. Louis area and will have flexibility in selecting projects and rotational experiences.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Outpatient Clinic

ASHP Accredited
Available Positions: 1
Program Director: Alicia B. Forinash, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, BCACP

Residents in this program learn skills to manage a variety of primary care and specialty clinics by caring for patients with multiple disease states. Residents have the opportunity to practice in an academic internal medicine clinic, a family medicine private practice, department of health practice, and a patient-centered medical home. Additionally, the residency offers a unique learning experience in an interdisciplinary maternal-fetal medicine practice where the residents have an opportunity to manage chronic and pregnancy-induced disease in low- and high-risk pregnancy patients. Residents will have two elective opportunities with other ambulatory care preceptors around the St. Louis area. Residents will also complete a longitudinal practice management experience which includes developing or expanding a pharmacy service. Residents will develop teaching experience through opportunities in their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) rotations, by serving as a preceptor to pharmacy students, and providing small and large group didactic lectures.

Program Goals

The PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program will provide the experience to:

  • Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
  • Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals-in-training.
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications.
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.
  • Contribute to the advancement of pharmacy knowledge.