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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency
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St. Luke's Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency

Program Goals
The purpose of this training program is to prepare role model practitioner-educators for entry into clinical pharmacy positions or further post-graduate training. This is accomplished by:
  • Practicing in multidisciplinary patient care settings in internal medicine.
  • Receiving formal instruction and mentoring in didactic and experiential teaching methods.
  • Assist in precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students in clinical clerkships.
  • Enhancing verbal and written communication skills through clinical practice activities, didactic teaching, and seminar presentations.
Program Design
Residents will participate in six blocks (five-weeks each) of required clinical rotations. In addition, each resident selects up to three blocks of elective rotations from a broad range of available specialty experiences.

Required Rotations:
  • Internal medicine (2 of 4 sub-specialties)
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonolgy
  • Critical care
  • Infectious disease
  • Ambulatory care - Anticoagulation clinic
  • Patient Safety/Administration
Elective Rotations:
  • Oncology
  • Nutrition
  • Internal Medicine (other sub-specialties)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Inpatient Anticoagulation
  • Other areas of interest are available throughout the St. Louis area and may be explored at the resident's request
During required rotations, residents spend an appropriate amount of time under direct faculty 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 back-up clinical coverage.

Residents will enroll in a formal teaching workshop series conducted during the fall semester exclusively for residents at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. 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.

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