Pharmacy Residency

The Department of Pharmacy at Memorial Hospital offers an experiential residency training program. The PGYI program provides a unique residency experience at a hospital that has developed an award-winning reputation for its commitment to quality care, safety and excellence.

Program Overview

The goal of this PGY1 program is to prepare residents to provide the highest level of pharmaceutical care while serving as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.  The pharmacy department at Memorial ensures the effective and safe delivery of medications through an extensive spectrum of clinical services, including but not limited to, interdisciplinary patient care rounds, antimicrobial stewardship, pharmacokinetics, drug information, and involvement in multiple hospital and BJC system committees.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program at Memorial Hospital builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists 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 training.

PGYI Pharmacy Residency

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program is ASHP accredited and is accepting two positions to begin July each year. The position is a 12-month, postgraduate training experience that is designed to expose residents to a wide variety of clinical experiences. Examples of clinical services that will be performed during the residency include, but are not limited to, optimization of medication therapy, patient care rounding, pharmacokinetic and renal dosing, therapeutic drug monitoring, drug information, anticoagulation dosing, and drug interaction monitoring. 

In addition to clinical experiences, residents will complete a residency project, earn a teaching certificate through a local university, participate in didactic and experiential teaching, and gain drug utilization evaluation and performance improvement experiences. Residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of the residency program. 

Required Experiences

4 to 5 week Rotations

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Acute Care Medicine II
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Transitions of Care
  • Orientation

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Medication Safety
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Management / Administration

Elective Experiences

  • Drug Information
  • Cardiology
  • Academia
  • 797 Compliance / Sterile Compounding
  • Information Technology / Clinical Informatics
  • Innovative Rotation
  • Critical Care II
  • Neurology

Location Sites

Memorial Hospital Belleville is one of the 14 hospitals that comprise the BJC Healthcare system. BJC Healthcare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, serving primarily metro St. Louis, mid-Missouri, and Southern Illinois.  

Memorial Hospital Belleville, located 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis, is a Magnet® designated 222-bed acute care community hospital offering emergency, medical, surgical, critical care, and ambulatory care services. Adjacent to the hospital is Memorial Care Center (MCC), which is an 82-bed award winning and Magnet® designated skilled rehab nursing facility. In addition to the Belleville campus, pharmacy residents will have the opportunity to deliver care at the Memorial Hospital Shiloh campus, located 15 minutes from the Belleville campus.  Memorial Hospital Shiloh is a 94 bed-all private Magnet® designated hospital.