PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency Program

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

Duration: 12 months
Number of positions: 1
Starting date: June 24, 2024
Estimated stipend: $50,846
Interview required: Yes
Read more: Acute Care Pharmacy Resident Handbook

PGY2 Internal Medicine Program Purpose

The University of Missouri Health Care PGY2 Internal Medicine 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 Internal Medicine. 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

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Adult Medicine (25 weeks)
  • Critical Care Medicine (5 weeks)

Elective Experiences (5 weeks each, 3 rotations total)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine with Academic Focus
  • Internal Medicine/Missouri Orthopedic Institute
  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology /Neuro Intensive Care Unit
  • Surgery/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Other Medicine Subspecialty (pulmonology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, etc)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine with Academic Focus
  • Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Critical Care Medicine II
  • Ambulatory Care

Required Longitudinal Experiences (12 months each)

  • Major Project
  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Heart Failure Clinic
  • Clinical Practice Management

How to Apply

Program Mailing Address

PGY2 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: 64020
  • National Matching Service Code: 688456

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 written 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”)