PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build upon Pharm.D. education and outcomes to contribute to the development of a clinical pharmacist responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency.
This PGY-1 residency prepares role model practitioners for clinical pharmacy positions in community hospitals. The resident will optimize medication therapy for patients by routinely providing oral and written drug information to other health care professionals.
Christian Hospital, part of BJC HealthCare, is a 220-staffed bed community hospital located in northeast St. Louis County specializing in diabetes treatment, heart services and cardiothoracic surgery, emergency medicine, neurology, hospice/palliative care services, substance abuse programs, radiology, and pulmonology. The pharmacy resident will participate on multi-disciplinary teams in the critical care area, step-down unit, and comprehensive rehab unit. The resident will provide patient-centered, evidence-based care to patients with a wide variety of disease states within the hospital.
Required Learning Experiences
Drug Information/Policy Development (3 weeks- BJH DI Center)
Integrated Care (4 weeks)
Internal Medicine (5 weeks)
Advanced Internal Medicine (5 weeks)
Critical Care (5 weeks)
Antibiotic Stewardship (5 weeks)
Administration (5 weeks)
Emergency Medicine (5 weeks)
Teaching including Cardiac Rehab and REA- Longitudinal
Christian Hospital, a 220-staffed bed community hospital located in north St. Louis County and
a member of nationally renowned BJC HealthCare, is offering an extraordinary opportunity in a
pharmacy residency accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. U.S. News & World Report ranked Christian Hospital #5 in St. Louis and #11 in Missouri. Christian also ranks high performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, diabetes, COPD, lung cancer and stroke.
The pharmacy department provides nutritional support, pharmacokinetics, and antibiotic
dosing services as well as involvement in multi-disciplinary rounds on select units and in
multiple performance improvement committees. The department utilizes automation for medication management,
distribution, bar-coding, and computerized physician order entry.
Our goal is to prepare a clinical pharmacist for a generalized clinical pharmacist position in a community hospital.