PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency

St. Louis College of Pharmacy partners with the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System to provide the infectious diseases pharmacy residency program.

Residency Activities

This program is designed to train candidates to become clinical specialists and educators in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Residents will go on 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.

Residents will also complete two elective rotations, one of which will occur off-site at a partner institution in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Longitudinally, residents will manage patients in the infectious disease clinic and those on home IV antibiotics.

Through these patient-care experiences, residents will gain expert-level clinical experience. Through educational experiences, residents will be prepared for teaching in both the didactic and experiential setting.

VA St. Louis Health Care System
Available Positions: 1
Residency Period: July 1-June 30 (tentative)
Program Director: Ryan P. Moenster, Pharm.D., FIDSA, BCPS (AQ-ID)

Program Goals

The PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency program will provide the experience to:

  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and the prevention of infectious disease.
  • Optimize the outcomes of individuals with an infectious disease by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral member of an interdisciplinary team or as an independent clinician.
  • Manage and improve anti-infective use processes.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals-in-training centering on optimizing anti-infective pharmacotherapy.
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications used to treat individuals with an infectious disease.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Conduct infectious disease pharmacy practice research.
  • Develop teaching ability through participation in didactic and clerkship instruction of pharmacy students, medical students, and residents.