Program coordinators

Alli Rosa, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
Residency Program Director

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Lisa R. Gillen, Pharm.D., BCCCP
PGY–1 Director of Pharmacy

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Program overview

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of advanced 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 an initial orientation to the department, the resident begins a series of concentrated and longitudinal learning activities designed to meet the goals and objectives of the Centerpoint Medical Center residency program. The program aims to develop the resident into a competent and confident practitioner in:

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

Required rotations

  • Department Orientation
  • Adult Internal Medicine / Inpatient Oncology
  • Critical Care I (PCU)
  • Ambulatory Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Adult Internal Medicine / Cardiology
  • Surgical Services
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care II (ICU)

Elective rotations

  • Infectious Disease II
  • Advanced Critical Care

Longitudinal learning experiences

  • Staffing (every other weekend)
  • Teaching and Precepting
  • Management and Leadership

Additional learning experiences

  • Teaching Certificate Program in conjunction with the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy
  • Precepting pharmacy students – CTMC has affiliations with two schools of pharmacy (University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy, University of Kansas School of Pharmacy)
  • Completion of Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and certification
  • Longitudinal Research Project

Pharmacy program information

  • Length of program: 12 months
  • Number of positions: 2 PGY1 positions
  • Accreditation Status: Accredited


  • Estimated stipend: $55,000
  • Paid time off (including holidays)
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Professional leave and travel allowance to ASHP Midyear Meeting and the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference (MPRC)


  • S. citizenship or permanent resident
  • Due to CMS Mandate, all residents will be required to receive or have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (proof of vaccination required) or have an approved medical or religious exemption.
  • Hold a degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education accredited school of pharmacy
  • Achieve Missouri pharmacist license within 90 days of beginning of residency year

Application process

Centerpoint 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 3rd:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three completed reference forms
  • College transcripts
  • Ability to participate in an on-site or virtual interview in January or February