PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is currently in accreditation candidate status with ASHP. During the 12- month program, residents will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of clinical settings to gain valuable skills and experience applicable to future careers.

Contact Us

Residency Program Director
Susan Boswell, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Coordinator
Julie Haase, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Small and Rural Practice
  • Surgical Care


  • Management
  • Drug Information
  • Medication Safety


Research and Teaching

Southeast Hospital provides experiential training for students from St. Louis College of Pharmacy as well as other colleges of pharmacy. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in the Resident Education Academy through St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

The program offers individual mentoring, formal lectures from experienced faculty members and opportunities for teaching pharmacy students in required or elective courses.

Residents provide a formal seminar on a focused therapeutic topic to students, faculty and clinical pharmacists in the region.

Residents will be required to complete a research project suitable for publication and presented at a residency conference.


Residents are paid a stipend of $47,476 for the residency year. Additional benefits include paid time off, travel reimbursement for meetings and health, dental and vision insurance

Application Process

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri.

Required application materials can be submitted through PhORCAS:

  • Completed application
  • CV
  • Academic transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

The application deadline is January 6, 2017.

Current Residents

Kari Righter

Kari Righter, a native of Sacramento, Calif., traveled halfway across the country to earn her Pharm.D. from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She chose to sign on as a Pharmacy Resident with Southeast Hospital in order to be better equipped as a clinical pharmacist on an interdisciplinary team.

The residency has challenged her in expanding clinical knowledge and leadership skills and has exposed her to a wide variety of disease states and leadership situations in which the pharmacist’s input helps improve clinical outcomes and patient safety. Kari has learned that a unique aspect of the residency is the ability to work on skills as an educator, both in the hospital and classroom, by earning a teaching certificate and being involved in precepting.

Jessica Brinkmeyer 

Jessica Brinkmeyer of Cape Girardeau received a B.S. degree in biomedical sciences from Southeast Missouri State University and headed north to St. Louis to earn her Pharm.D. from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She chose to sign on as a Pharmacy Resident with Southeast Hospital because she wants to expand and strengthen her clinical knowledge and gain valuable patient care experience in a variety of settings. She also enjoys working on meaningful projects with goals being improving the healthcare system.

The residency is preparing Jessica to work as a confident, independent practitioner and an important member of the healthcare team. She finds working as one of the first Pharmacy Residents at Southeast rewarding because she has the unique opportunity to give back to her hometown by providing excellent pharmacy services and education to both members of the healthcare team and patients.