Pharmacy Practice Residency


  • 12-month ASHP accredited PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency
  • Start date: 6/28/2021
  • Residency Program Director:
    • Lisa Pelton Sterling, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
    • Address: 1235 E. Cherokee Street, Springfield, MO 65804
    • Email: Lisa.Sterling@Mercy.Net  
    • Phone number: (417) 820-3191


The purpose of the residency at Mercy Hospital Springfield is to prepare a pharmacist for clinical pharmacy practice in a community hospital or for a PGY-2 residency. In addition, the resident will be prepared to perform the duties of an adjunct faculty member. Service, teaching and scholarship are modeled and taught by residency preceptors to help the resident develop and apply the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in clinical pharmacy.

Program History

The Mercy Hospital Springfield PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency was started in 2007 graduating one resident per year. In 2016, the program expanded to three residents per year. The program is constantly growing and evolving to meet the needs of the residents.  

Mercy Hospital Springfield

  • Founded in 1891
  • Total Beds: 947 licensed (approximately 600 staffed)
    • Average Daily Census: approximately 500 patients
    • ICU Beds: 83 (adult)
    • 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 the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference. 

Residency Information