St. Luke's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs
Internal Medicine Specialty Residency
The purpose of this training program is to prepare role model practitioner-educators for entry into specialized clinical pharmacy positions and academic-setting positions. This is accomplished by:
- Practicing in multidisciplinary patient care settings in internal medicine and related subspecialties.
- Receiving formal instruction and mentoring in didactic and experiential teaching methods by partnering with St. Louis College of Pharmacy.
- Co-precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students in clinical clerkships.
- Enhancing verbal and written communication skills through clinical practice activities, didactic teaching, seminar presentations, and community health symposiums.
Residents will participate in 45 weeks of either 5- or 10-week rotations. Core 10-week rotations include internal medicine, cardiology. Core 5-week rotations include infectious disease and critical care.
- Internal medicine
- Critical care
- Infectious disease
Remaining 5-week rotations are elective based on individual interest and availability. Options include:
During required rotations, residents spend an appropriate amount of time under direct preceptorship and the remainder of the time on their own service and assist in precepting students. The residency preceptor meets regularly with the resident to provide advice and feedback, share clinical expertise, guide student precepting activities, and ensure backup clinical coverage.
- Ambulatory care - Anticoagulation clinic
- Critical Care (CT/M/Neuro/Surgery)
- Infectious disease
- Patient Safety/Administration
- General surgery
- Other areas of interest are available throughout the St. Louis area and may be explored at the resident's request.
- Longitudinal rotations include research/scholarship, leadership/management, and academic/teaching.
The resident will complete a residency project suitable for publication. Library services, computer resources, audiovisual support, travel funds and full benefits are provided. Attendance at local, regional and national professional meetings is encouraged.