Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years (2016 - 2019) by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has clinics, outpatient services and outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. In addition, Mercy's IT division, Mercy Technology Services, and Mercy Virtual commercially serve providers and patients from coast to coast.
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1891, our 886-bed Springfield hospital and the surrounding critical access hospitals and physician clinics serve people throughout southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. We are home to a Missouri and Arkansas designated Level I Trauma Center & Burn Center, Life Line air ambulance service, a dedicated Children’s Hospital, Cancer Center, Level III Neonatal ICU, Heart Institute, and a nationally-certified Stroke Center.
Mercy Hospital Springfield is known for its unique combination of leading-edge health care provided by a compassionate team. We’re dedicated to carrying out Christ's healing ministry and continuing a tradition of healing that's more than 120 years old. Our common goal is to provide high-quality care and an experience that is easier and more personal. You can count on us to focus on innovation, safety, and patient satisfaction. Mercy participates in innovative payment models through their Accountable Care Organization structure.
The Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY-2 Residency in Ambulatory Care strives to empower pharmacists with the tools and experiences to develop the clinical, practice management and precepting skills to be a successful ambulatory care pharmacy clinician in a variety of practice settings. Completing an Ambulatory Care Residency at a large Community Health System allows the resident to develop practice management and service expansion skills in addition to building on clinical skills developed during a PGY-1 program. Mercy’s partnerships with multiple healthcare education programs, including schools of pharmacy, provide elective opportunities for residents to explore academia interests.
The residency program includes three required extended learning experience blocks lasting approximately 10 calendar weeks with the equivalent of one day each week set aside for longitudinal work (Family Medicine Clinic, Internal Medicine Clinic, and Medically Underserved Clinic). In addition to the required blocks, the resident will select two 8-week elective block extended learning experiences with the equivalent of one day each week set aside for longitudinal work. Successful completion of at least one required block is a prerequisite for progression to any elective experiences. Elective selection is based on resident interest and preceptor availability with the opportunity to develop new elective experiences where resources allow. Electives with existing Learning Experience Descriptions include academia, cardiology, and endocrinology. Any required block or longitudinal experience can be repeated as a block elective if desired.
In addition to extended block experiences, there are two required 52-week longitudinal experiences (Leadership, Practice Management, and Professional Activities and Research) and two required 26-week longitudinal experiences (Business Plan Development and Population Health). The resident will also select one elective longitudinal experience to be completed in the final 26 weeks of the program.
Residents are required to complete a Clinical Research Project and Business Plan Proposal. Project selection is based on resident interest and institution needs. Other requirements include two research presentations, three formal and three informal presentations, and precepting PGY1 residents and pharmacy students.
The Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency was established in 2021 and graduated the first resident in July 2022. The program is currently in candidate status. The site visit and survey for full ASHP Accreditation status was completed in the Spring of 2022 with no citations for areas of non-compliance. A final decision on accreditation is anticipated from the Commission on Credentialing in Fall of 2022.
Mercy co-worker benefits include: Day-one comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, Pharmacy coverage and OTC product discounts, Paid Time Off and Extended Sick Bank, 401K retirement program with employer match, Mercy-paid life insurance, and many other Mercy-paid and optional programs. https://careers.mercy.net/mercy-benefits
As a non-profit organization, student loan payments made during employment at Mercy are eligible to be certified for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from ACPE accredited program, PGY-1 Residency completion or expected completion by program start date, Missouri Pharmacist License or eligible for licensure in Missouri
Mercy requires certain vaccinations for co-workers, including influenza and COVID-19 vaccines.
This program participates in the ASHP Residency Match and accepts applications through PhORCAS. Application deadline is 01/06/2023.
ASHP Code: 64901
NMS Code: 635565
Deadline: First Friday in January
Required Application Materials (to be submitted in PhORCAS)
Letter of intent
Copy of pharmacy academic transcript(s)
PhORCAS Recommendation (3)
Must include recommendation from PGY1 Residency Program Director
About Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems for four consecutive years (2016 - 2019) by IBM Watson Health, serves millions annually. Mercy includes more than 40 acute care, managed and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, 900 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 45,000 co-workers and 2,400 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Guided by our values, we are bringing the healing ministry of Mercy to life through compassionate care and the desire to get healthcare right.