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PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program is accredited with American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. 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.

Rotational experiences:

  • Internal medicine
  • Critical care
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Small and rural practice
  • Surgical care

Longitudinal experiences:

  • Management
  • Drug information
  • Medication safety PGY-1

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 $47,486 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 Missouri.

Required application materials can be submitted through PhORCAS:

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

The application deadline is Jan. 4, 2021.

Current Residents

Heejung WooHeejung Woo

Heejung Woo is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. She graduated with a PharmD from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2015. Heejung chose Southeast Hospital for its welcoming environment, variety of rotations and teaching opportunities at the affiliated pharmacy school. Her pharmacy practice interests include infectious disease, internal medicine and critical care.

Outside of residency, Heejung enjoys spending time with her cats, traveling around the world, and trying out new restaurants. She is excited for the opportunity of becoming a part of Southeast Hospital.

Lavinia SalamaLavinia Salama

Lavinia Salama is originally from Egypt. She earned her PharmD degree from Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2020. Lavinia chose Southeast Hospital to pursue her PGY-1 because of the incredibly supportive environment and friendly culture. Everyone at Southeast is dedicated to her success and strives to tailor development path to meet her interests.

A variety of core and elective rotations are offered that will help Lavinia meet her goals and grow to become a well-rounded clinical pharmacist. She is excited about infectious disease, cardiology, the teaching certificate and the opportunity to explore other areas of pharmacy. Lavinia enjoys going for walks and is a fan of Disney movies (particularly the newer ones), Marvel movies, Star Wars and romantic comedies.