Residents will gain the tools they need to be leaders in community pharmacy practice with expertise in the development and delivery of patient care services. Residents will work with experienced practitioners and business leaders to implement and study the effectiveness of new programs, enhance existing services and enhance educational skills through didactic and experiential teaching. Residents will also learn how to deliver enhanced clinical services in the community pharmacy setting including, but not limited to, MTM, transitions of care and chronic care management.
Residents will match with one of several sites across the state of Arkansas. Each residency site has a residency site coordinator who serves as the primary point of contact for the practice site. This person oversees the training of the resident and coordinates with other preceptors to ensure learning experiences are progressing. Monthly audio-visual conference calls allows for sharing of practice experiences with co-residents across the state. This program partners with UAMS College of Pharmacy, which provides a Teaching Certificate and Research Certificate program to all residents.
- Alternate Pathway Series: Specialized Training after Community Residency In this episode, we explore one of the ways you can get into a specialized training and why you may consider pursing specialized training after PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency.
- Alternate Pathway Series: What is a Community Pharmacy Residency?
In this podcast episode Residency Program Director Megan Smith discusses the biggest questions surrounding community pharmacy residencies.
- Telling the Story of Community Pharmacy with Megan Smith
This podcast tells the story of Megan Smith who had a very specific dream job, one that she never thought would actually come true. Yet she found her passion in being an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the Community-Based Residency Program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She gets to work with a variety of people every day to share her knowledge and passion for pharmacy. Megan sees her role as “telling the story of community pharmacy,” and you can feel the excitement in her voice while she does.
Learn more about each of our sites:
Number of Positions: Eight
Duration: 12 months
Starting Date: July 1
The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency conducted by the University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy in Little Rock, Arkansas, is accredited by ASHP in partnership with APhA.
Andrew San Juan, Pharm.D.
Project: Primary Care Diabetes Program Incorporates Community Pharmacists To Improve Patient Outcomes
Grant: 2020 APhA Foundation Incentive Grant
Aliyah Strong, Pharm.D.
Project: Intern workshop impact on patient care services in a large community pharmacy chain
Grant: 2022 APhA foundation Incentive Grant
- Patient Care Services
- Patient-Centered Dispensing
- Pharmacy Operations Management
- Clinical Practice Management
- Practice-Based Projects
- Teaching and Facilitation
- Personal and Professional Development
Each resident will receive:
- Competitive annual stipend
- Paid vacation, state holidays and professional leave for attendance of state and national meetings
- Free life, health, and liability insurance
- Tuition discount for undergraduate and graduate courses (If desired)
For more information contact:
Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Overview of our Program Sites
Residents will gain the tools they need to be leaders in community pharmacy practice with expertise in the development and delivery of patient care services.