Mercy Hospital Springfield Post-Graduate Year Two Critical Care Pharmacy Residency

Pharmacy Practice Residency Information

Contact Information
Residency Program Director

Arlyn Brown, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
1235 E. Cherokee Street
Springfield, MO 65804
[email protected]
(417) 820-2282


  • 12-month ASHP Candidate Status PGY-2 Pharmacy Critical Care Residency
  • Start date: 7/10/2023


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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 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. 

Program History

The Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY-2 Critical Care Residency was established in 2022. The program is currently in candidate status and will undergo a site visit and survey for full ASHP Accreditation status in the Spring of 2023.

About Mercy Hospital Springfield

  • Founded in 1891
  • Total Beds: 947 licensed
    • Average Daily Census: approximately 500 patients
    • ICU Beds: 83 adults
    • Pediatric Beds: 42 (12 PICU)
    • Neonatal ICU Beds: 50
    • Annual ED Visits: over 80,000
  • Level I Trauma Center for Adults
  • Burn Center for Adults
  • Nationally-Certified Stroke Center
  • STEMI Center
  • ECMO Therapy Center
  • Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Level IIIB Neonatal ICU
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Affiliate Clinic
  • Mercy Co-Worker Benefits: Residents are eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance starting on their first day of work. Other benefits include paid time off and travel stipends for required meetings. 

Application Process

  • ASHP Listing
  • ASHP Code: 64906
  • Deadline: First Friday in January
  • Required Application Materials (to be submitted in PhORCAS)
    • Letter of intent
    • Current CV
    • Copy of pharmacy academic transcript(s)
    • PhORCAS Recommendation (3)
      • Must include recommendation from PGY1 Residency Program Director

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We believe that equal opportunity is extremely important, and every resident is unique in their own way. We strive to create an open, inclusive, and equal environment in which every resident has the opportunity to flourish. For more information, visit Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) at Mercy.