The CoxHealth Pharmacy Internship Program provides pharmacy students with structured operational and clinical training that build longitudinally as the intern progresses throughout their years in pharmacy school. Experiences are intended to offer comprehensive exposure to hospital and health system pharmacy practice and are created to supplement formal didactic training.
At the internship program's commencement, the intern learns basic centralized and decentralized pharmacy functions. Once proficient, obtainment and documentation of medication histories are covered. During the intern’s third year, and after successful completion of all required competencies, the intern is prepared to independently provide patient disease state and medication education. Autonomy is encouraged and expected as the intern advances.
Open positions are annually in May/June. Applicants who will start their first year of pharmacy school in the fall are encouraged to apply.
- Must be entering into, or already enrolled in, an ACPE accredited school/college of pharmacy.
- Must be currently licensed as a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern with the Board of Pharmacy in the state of Missouri at time of application.
Longitudinal Internship: A Continuous, Year-Long Commitment
Newly hired interns are required to work 32-40 hours/week for up to eight weeks – approximately 240 hours for orientation – to allow for sufficient onboarding. Current interns may also be asked to work extended hours during summer/winter breaks to train in additional centralized and decentralized areas as part of intern program advancement.
Requirements During School
48 hours over four weeks, which includes two, eight-hour shifts every other weekend. Days/times of shifts will vary depending on staffing needs and class schedules. Interns are also scheduled hours during finals weeks and spring/winter/summer breaks.
Holiday rotation required of all interns, one major and one minor holiday.