PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program

The University of Missouri Health Care’s Pharmacy Critical Care Residency is a postgraduate year two (PGY2) training program and is in precandidate status by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). This program offers a one-year position in Critical Care Pharmacy residency alongside three PGY1 Pharmacy co-residents and one PGY2 Internal Medicine co-resident.

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Starting date: June 24, 2024
  • Estimated stipend: $50,846
  • Interview required: Yes

PGY2 Critical Care Program Purpose

The University of Missouri Health Care PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency Program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Critical Care. The PGY2 residency program provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.


To qualify for the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program, you must:

  • Be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited pharmacy program with a doctor of pharmacy degree
  • Be a graduate of a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • Be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Missouri

Required Experiences

Required Experiences (5 weeks each)

  • Orientation
  • Cardiac ICU I
  • Emergency Medicine I
  • Medical ICU I
  • Medical ICU II
  • Neuroscience ICU I
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU I

Elective Experiences (5 weeks each, 3 rotations total)

  • Cardiac ICU II
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine II
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Neuroscience ICU II
  • Pediatric ICU
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU II

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Clinical and Operations Weekend Support (every 4th weekend)
  • Emergency Medicine Longitudinal
  • Code Response
  • Practice Management
  • Research
  • Medication Use Evaluation

How to Apply

Program Mailing Address

PGY2 Critical Care 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).

  • ASHP Code: 64910
  • National Matching Service Code: 675352

An interview is required. During this interview, the candidate gives a 30-minute presentation on a topic of his/her choice to preceptors and pharmacy staff.

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

The applicant must provide:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official pharmacy school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from your PGY1 program director)
  • 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”)