PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program

The University of Missouri Health Care postgraduate year one (PGY1) Community-based Pharmacy residency program will facilitate the development of leaders and educators in outpatient pharmacy practice. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacist Association (APhA).

Our graduates will demonstrate excellence in direct patient care and have the confidence and skills to improve the health of patients within the communities they serve.

As a part of an academic health-system, with an established residency infrastructure, we offer our residents a broad array of experiences within diverse patient care settings. Our program provides innovative opportunities for community outreach and fosters collaboration to improve patient outcomes across the continuum of care.

Duration: 12 months
Number of positions: 2
Starting Date: June 24, 2024
Estimated stipend: $48,425
Interview required: Yes
Read more: Community-based Pharmacy Residency Handbook

PGY1 Community-Based Program Purpose

The PGY1 Community-based residency at University of Missouri Health Care builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.


To qualify for the PGY1 Community-based residency program, you must:

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

Learning Experiences

Required Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care +/- Academia
  • Anticoagulation
  • Community Care: Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Clinical Service Development
  • Patient-Centered Dispensing
  • Management
  • Orientation
  • Quality Improvement Project
  • Research Project
  • Transitions of Care

Selective Experiences (choose 1)

  • Specialty Pharmacy – Cystic Fibrosis
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Inflammatory Disorders
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Multiple Sclerosis
  • Specialty Pharmacy – Oncology

How to Apply

Program Mailing Address

PGY1 Community-Based 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 interview is required.

  • ASHP Code: 64047
  • National Matching Service Code: 280115

Application submission is through the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

The applicant must provide:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental Application
  • Submission of an application for employment via the MU Health Care website ( under “Find a Job” select “All Openings,” search and apply under “Pharmacy Resident”)