UAMS Medical Center PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

ASHPaccreditedNumber of Positions: 3

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1

NMS Code: 178813



The PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Medical Center is one of only twelve original residency programs that have been in continuous operation for 50 years. The UAMS Medical Center pharmacy residency program was established in 1956 and has been accredited by ASHP since 1965.  Our program offers each resident the flexibility needed to gain knowledge and experience in their area of interest. This allows each individual resident to pursue unique career goals while also becoming a well-rounded clinician. Residents must complete eleven, 1-month rotations (5 core and 6 elective) as well as a longitudinal ambulatory care rotation and a longitudinal Drug Use Policy rotation. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees are awarded an ASHP Accredited Residency Certificate.

Core Rotations:


Internal Medicine

Ambulatory Care

Critical Care (Medical Intensive Care or Surgical Intensive Care)

Hospital Pharmacy Administration/Management

Longitudinal Experiences

Drug Use Policy/Medication Safety

Anticoagulation Clinic

Elective Rotations:

Surgery/Nutritional Support

Emergency Medicine


Stem Cell Transplant

Anti-microbial Stewardship/Infectious Disease

Neonatal Medicine


Solid Organ Transplant

Investigational Drug Service

Specialty Pharmacy

Burn Center at Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Residents may repeat any rotation if they would like an emphasis in a specific area of interest.

Residents may also have the opportunity to schedule rotations at John L. McClellan Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Hospital based on preceptor availability at these sites.

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

Inpatient Pharmacy staffing

Clinical consult coverage every 3rd weekend and on state holidays

Design and conduct a residency project

Present at Pharmacy Grand Rounds

Present at Pharmacy Journal Club

Complete a medication use evaluation (MUE)

Therapeutics Recitation instruction

Participation in the Teaching Certificate Program through the UAMS College of Pharmacy


Each resident will receive:

12 days paid time off for vacation and sick leave

8 state holidays (number may vary slightly each year)

Professional leave for meetings

Financial assistance to attend ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference

2 lab coats

Business cards

Office space




Comprehensive health sciences library

Employer paid life and health insurance

Employee food discount on campus (20%) and merchant discounts in the community