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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

This program provides residents with learning experiences in both hospital and ambulatory care settings. Residents learn how to optimize medication therapy through direct patient care as well as how to effectively educate patients and health care professionals on proper medication use. 

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

Resident positions: 2
ASHP Code: 64004
NMS Code: 186013

Required experiences include general medicine, ambulatory care, critical care and infectious diseases. Elective opportunities are available in ambulatory care, cardiology, critical care, infectious diseases, internal medicine and pediatrics. Residents also receive substantial teaching experience through the Resident Education Academy: University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis Teaching and Learning Curriculum.

What can residents do after completing a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program at UHSP and Mercy Hospital?

  • 65% of residents chose to complete a PGY2 residency in areas including: ambulatory care, infectious diseases, oncology, internal medicine, transitions of care
  • 32% currently hold positions in academia.
  • 66% are pharmacists within a health system.
  • 33% practice in an ambulatory care setting.
  • Nearly 90% have earned specialty board certification within two years of program completion.

Residency Program Director

Carmen SmithCarmen B. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS 

Dr. Carmen Smith is the residency program director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis where she practices as a clinical pharmacist in Internal and Family Medicine. She is currently an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Dr. Smith earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from the University of Tennessee. Subsequently, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Methodist University in Memphis, TN and a PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

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