PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
This program provides residents with learning experiences in both acute care and ambulatory care settings. This program is designed to provide a balanced approach to resident development. Two specific tracks are available to tailor resident experiences and development toward care in the acute or ambulatory care settings.
VA St. Louis Health Care System
Program Director: Jonathan McMahan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Site Coordinator: Danielle Skouby, Pharm.D., BCPS
Resident Positions: 4
ASHP Code: 64800
NMS Code: 249513
In the acute care track, residents have required learning experiences in acute care medicine, infectious diseases, critical care, ambulatory care, practice management and long-term care. Residents round and provide direct patient care on multidisciplinary teams, participate in robust antimicrobial stewardship, adverse event reporting and prior approval programs.
In the ambulatory care track, residents have required learning experiences in ambulatory care, acute care, practice management and long-term care. Residents provide direct patient care in both interdisciplinary and pharmacist-run clinics. All residents receive additional experience in clinical intervention documentation, medication therapy management (MTM) and departmental committee service.
What can residents do after completing this program?
Residents may go on to obtain positions in ambulatory care, emergency medicine, primary care, mental health, or internal medicine.
- 50% of residents chose to complete a PGY2 program.
- 85% of residents were specialty board-certified within two years of completion.
Jonathan McMahan, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Jonathan McMahan is the residency program director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the VA St. Louis Health Care System where he practices as a critical care clinical pharmacist. He is an adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Dr. McMahan earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from Butler University. Subsequently, he completed his Pharmacy Practice and Internal Medicine Specialty Residencies at the VA St. Louis Health Care System-John Cochran through University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).
More About the Program
- Application Instructions for the VA
- Learning Experiences
- Preceptors and Faculty
- Program Requirements
- Teaching Opportunities
- Current and Former Residents
- VA Website