PGY1 Pharmacy Program at University Hospital

The University of Missouri Health Care postgraduate year one (PGY1) Pharmacy residency program will facilitate the development of educators and leaders in Pharmacy practice. The program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Our graduates demonstrate excellence in direct patient care and medication use systems, enabling them to confidently pursue their desired area of practice.

Duration: 12 months
Number of positions: 3
Starting date: June 24, 2024
Estimated stipend: $48,425
Interview required: Yes
Read more: Acute Care Pharmacy Resident Handbook

PGY1 Program Purpose

The PGY1 Pharmacy residency at University Hospital 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 a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year two residency training.


To qualify for the PGY1 Pharmacy 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

  • Adult Medicine
    • Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
  • Critical Care
    • Cardiac, Medical or Surgical ICU
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Distribution/Staffing
  • Teaching and Scholarship
  • MUE
  • Major Project
  • Pediatrics

Selective Requirements

  • One rotation in Anticoagulation, Population Health, Specialty Pharmacy, or Emergency Medicine
  • One rotation in cardiology, neurology or psychiatry

Elective Experiences

  • Internal Medicine with Academia Focus
  • Ambulatory Care with Academic Focus
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Neuroscience ICU
  • Newborn ICU
  • Pediatric ICU

How to Apply

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 interview is required.

  • ASHP Code: 64250
  • National Matching Service Code: 164713

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”)