School of

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

Our residency will prepare you to develop new, sustainable ambulatory care services, become a skilled educator, integrate into a variety of health-care models and contribute to the advancement of the pharmacy profession.

About the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

We offer a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency position, located on our satellite campus at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, with an academic focus in affiliation with Jordan Valley Community Health Center.

Providing a year in the life of a clinical faculty member, this residency immerses you in experiences in clinical practice, teaching, service and scholarship. You will spend several days a week in the clinic providing direct patient care and other clinical pharmacy services. Additionally, you will spend time at the university with a variety of mentors to learn and develop teaching and scholarship skills.

Ambulatory care residency purpose

  • PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on the Pharm.D. education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.
  • PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both in 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, if available.

Residency program goals

  • Develop your abilities in ambulatory care pharmacy and academia
  • Through collaborations with physicians and other health-care providers, provide direct patient care and comprehensive medication management as an independent member of the health-care team
  • Gain teaching and precepting skills by providing didactic and experiential education to health-care professional students
  • Enhance leadership attributes through active practice management

Residency accreditation

This residency is accredited by the ASHP Commission on Credentialing.

Learn more about becoming a PGY2 resident (PDF)

How to Apply

We seek motivated candidates who are dedicated to advancing pharmacy practice while delivering a high level of direct patient care and education. Selection of residents will be based on their ambulatory care experience, interest in advancing pharmacy practice, interest in academic pharmacy, desire to provide direct patient care and ability to display leadership potential. Residents must be motivated and self-directed individuals.


  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Missouri
  • Completed or be enrolled in a PGY1 residency


Submit a completed application, academic transcript, curriculum vitae, letter of intent and three letters of recommendation using the completed standardized reference found in PHORCAS.

Deadline - January 10

Qualified candidates will be invited for an onsite interview, and selection will take place through the ASHP Residency Match Program.

Contact Information

Lisa M. Cillessen

Clinical Assistant Professor
Phone Number: 417-837-3615