PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency

ASHP-Accredited

St. Louis College of Pharmacy partners with the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System to provide an internal medicine pharmacy residency program, in which residents will gain expert-level clinical experience. This center serves as a major teaching site for medical residents and students of Saint Louis University and Washington University Schools of Medicine.

Residency Activities

This program is designed to train candidates to become clinical specialists and educators in the area of Internal Medicine. Residents will round 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. Required clinical rotations include internal medicine, critical care, infectious diseases, and a longitudinal experience in an ambulatory clinic.

A variety of elective rotations are available within the VA St. Louis Health Care System and at area institutions based on availability and resident’s areas of interest. Educational experiences help prepare residents for teaching in both the didactic and experiential setting.

VA St. Louis Health Care System offers the opportunity for residents to work under pharmacists with an independent scope of practice. The program facilitates resident development to become a leader in the practice of adult internal medicine.

VA St. Louis Health Care System
Available Positions: 1
Residency Period: July 1-June 30
Program Director: Travis W. Linneman, Pharm.D., BCPS
Site Coordinator: Danielle D. Skouby, Pharm.D., BCPS

Program Goals

The PGY2 internal medicine pharmacy residency program will provide the experience to:

  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications.
  • Optimize the outcomes of internal medicine patients by providing evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training and educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals-in-training.
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
  • Contribute to the advancement of pharmacy knowledge.
  • Evaluate, manage, and improve the medication-use process.
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.