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: 1
Starting date: June 28, 2021
Estimated stipend: $48,425
Interview required: Yes

WCH PGY1 Program Purpose

The Post Graduate Year one (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency Programs at University of Missouri Health Care build upon 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The PGY1 pharmacy residency at Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH) prepares its graduates to assume positions as patient care clinicians in a pediatric setting or to pursue second year post-graduate training in a focused area of practice. WCH is an academic medical center that provides comprehensive care to women and children from across the state of Missouri. The pharmacy resident gains clinical pharmacy experience in general pediatrics, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, antimicrobial stewardship, and various pediatric subspecialty areas.


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

Tier 1 Required Learning Experiences (5 weeks each)

  • Orientation
  • General Pediatrics I
  • Neonatal Intensive Care I
  • Pediatric Intensive Care I
  • Management and Medication Safety

Tier 2 Choose One Rotational Learning Experiences (5 weeks each)

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Internal Medicine

Tier 3 Choose Five Rotational Learning Experiences (5 weeks each)

  • Academia
  • Adult Cardiology
  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Adult Intensive Care
  • Adult Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Psychiatry
  • Any Tier I or II option

Required Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Leadership
  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Scholarship and Teaching

How to Apply

Program Mailing Address

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
University of Missouri Health Care
Pharmacy Services
404 Keene Street, DC546.00
Columbia, MO 65202

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

  • ASHP Code: 64041
  • National Matching Service Code: 261213

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
  • 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”)