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PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency

This program is designed to train residents to become clinical specialists and educators in the area of infectious diseases pharmacotherapy. Residents have required learning experiences in clinical microbial laboratory, infectious diseases, critical care, internal medicine and practice management. Residents will complete two elective rotations, one of which will occur at a partner institution in St. Louis. 

VA St. Louis Health Care System

Program Director: Ryan P. Moenster, Pharm.D, FIDSA, BCPS-AQ ID
Site Coordinator: Danielle Skouby, Pharm.D., BCPS
Resident Positions: 1

ASHP Code: 64023
NMS Code: 707455

Residents have the opportunity to participate in longitudinal learning experiences in the infectious diseases clinic, hepatitis clinic and Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) monitoring program. In the acute care setting, residents will 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 setting, residents will provide direct patient care in both interdisciplinary and pharmacist-run clinics. Residents also receive experience in clinical intervention documentation, medication therapy management (MTM) and departmental committee service. Residents also receive substantial teaching experience through both experiential teaching opportunities at the University.

What can residents do after completing a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency with the VA and UHSP?

Residents may go on to obtain positions as clinical pharmacy specialists or faculty positions in academia.

  • 67% of residents remain in the VA Health Care System.
  • Upon completion of this program, residents are prepared for the BPS-specialty exam in infectious diseases.

Program Director

Ryan Moenster, Pharm.D., FIDSA, BCPS-AQ IDRyan P. Moenster, Pharm.D, FIDSA, BCPS-AQ ID

Dr. Moenster is residency program director for the PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency at the VA St. Louis Health Care System where he is a clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases. He is currently an associate professor of pharmacy practice and interim director of the Division of Specialty Care Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Dr. Moenster earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis. Subsequently, he completed his Pharmacy Practice and Internal Medicine Specialty Residencies at 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) with added qualification in Infectious Diseases (BCPS – AQ ID). He is recognized as a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America (FIDSA).

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