St. Louis Children's Hospital is one of the premier children's hospitals in the United States. It serves not just the children of St. Louis, but children across the world. The hospital provides a full range of pediatric services to the St. Louis metropolitan area and a primary service region covering six states. St. Louis Children's Hospital serves as the pediatric teaching hospital for Washington University School of Medicine as well as several Colleges of Pharmacy, including University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. The pharmacy department at St. Louis Children's Hospital is proud to offer two American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) accredited residency positions.

In alignment with our one BJC HealthCare mission, the pharmacy residency programs at BJC collectively strive to recruit, support and develop future generations of pharmacists from diverse backgrounds to enhance health care outcomes for our patients and uphold equity amongst our staff. Diversity represents a broad range of elements including, but not limited to, race/ethnicity, gender identity, religion, age, socioeconomic background, place of origin, physical abilities and other life experiences. We believe that active engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts will strengthen the quality of training experienced by our residents, deepen the level of trust and comfort in care received by our patients, and increase medication compliance and patient involvement in care. We hope that the benefits of this commitment expand beyond the diverse patient populations here in St. Louis to any patient cared for by pharmacists who complete pharmacy residency training here at BJC.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is highlighted through:

  1. Implicit bias training provided for all staff involved in pharmacy resident recruitment.
  2. Revision of candidate evaluation and interview tools to limit introduction of bias.
  3. Providing options for virtual interviews to allow all candidates the opportunity to interview with our programs.
  4. Providing virtual recruitment sessions in addition to continued recruitment at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
  5. Conducting outreach and forming partnerships with pharmacy schools with under-represented minority students, including historically Black colleges and universities.
  6. Development of a pharmacy residency DEI committee and mission statement and unified commitment across BJC training residents.