PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.


This Pharmacy Residency Program is a comprehensive program that emphasizes the development of advanced pharmaceutical care. After a month-long orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of concentrated and longitudinal learning activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the RMC residency program. The program aims to develop the resident into a competent and confident practitioner in:

  • Patient care
  • Advancing practice and improving patient care
  • Leadership and management
  • Teaching, education, and the dissemination of knowledge

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Internal Medicine II/Family Medicine
  • Critical Care I – Medical Intensive Care
  • Critical Care II – Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care
  • Administration
  • Nephrology/Solid Organ Transplant
  • Neonatal Intensive Care/Burn Unit
  • Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Ambulatory Care & Academia
  • Staffing
    • Weekends – every other weekend in a dispensing role
      • Residents are eligible for a compensatory day off following a staffing weekend
    • Weeknights – two weeknights per month
    • Holidays – residents are required to staff two holidays during the year
  • Research Project
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Administration

Additional Learning Experiences

  • Teaching Certificate program in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy
  • Precepting pharmacy students – RMC has affiliations with two schools of pharmacy (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy and St. Louis College of Pharmacy)
  • Completion of Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and certification.

Pharmacy Program Information

Length of Program: 12 months (Beginning of July – End of June)

Starting Date: July 1st, 2019

Number of Positions: 2 PGY1 positions


  • Estimated Stipend: $55,000
  • Other Benefits Include: paid time off (including holidays), health/dental/vision
  • Personal desk space with computer and other professional materials
  • Travel/CE allowance: ASHP Midyear Meeting, Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Free covered on-site parking


  • Hold a degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited school of pharmacy
  • Possess a Missouri pharmacist license within 90 days of beginning of the residency year

Application Process

Research Medical Center will manage the application process for its pharmacy residency programs through ASHP’s PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application) process. Candidates must submit the following materials through PhORCAS by January 4th, 2019:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three completed reference forms
  • College transcripts

All completed applications will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited for on-site interviews in late January and February.