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Program Overview

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of positions: 3
Starting Date: July 1
Estimated Stipend: $41,000
Interview Required: Yes

Program Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). The program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with various conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Program Design

Each required and elective rotation is four weeks, unless otherwise specified. As a resident, you will actively participate in medical rounds, providing the necessary pharmaceutical care recommendations to patients on your service. Each resident is responsible for drug therapy seminars and educational in-service presentations.

Tier 1 – Required Experiences (28 weeks)

  • Orientation (6 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation and Pharmacokinetics (6 weeks, one day per week in anticoagulation clinic)
  • Critical Care: Medical or Surgical and Burn ICU (6 weeks)
  • Adult Medicine: Internal Medicine or Family Medicine (6 weeks)
  • ASHP Midyear Meeting (1 week)
  • Scholarship (3 weeks)

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Staffing

Tier 2 – Choose 4 Experiences (16 weeks)

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Newborn ICU

Tier 3 – Choose 2 Elective Experiences (8 weeks)

  • Academia
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosciences ICU
  • Newborn ICU
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Repeat any Tier 1 or Tier 2 rotation


Applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited college or school of pharmacy
  • Be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Missouri

How to Apply

The preferred method of application submission is through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

An applicant must provide:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official pharmacy school transcript
  • Three written letters of recommendation

Program mailing address:
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
University of Missouri Health Care
Pharmacy Services
One Hospital Dr., DC060.00
Columbia, MO 65212

Residency positions are filled according to the rules of the National Matching Service (NMS). An on-site interview is required.

Contact Us
For more information or questions about the PGY1 program, please contact:

Laura Butkievich, PharmD, BCPS 
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Jordan Anderson, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Programs Coordinator

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