PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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, if available.
Experiences include internal medicine, geriatric, and family medicine clinics in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus program, as well as the UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center, an interprofessional, student-led, free clinic. Additional opportunities in specialty practices on the UAMS campus are also available. The resident will gain experience managing various disease states, including diabetes, COPD, and anticoagulation, and be exposed to a variety of practice types, including interdisciplinary team-based care, collaborative practice, and indigent care. Additionally, the resident will complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program and be involved in the education of Pharm.D. students, medical students, pharmacy practice residents, and resident physicians. The resident will also complete the UAMS Research Certificate Program and design and conduct a research project to be presented at a state/national meeting.
Number of Positions: One
Estimated Salary: Competitive
Estimated Starting Date: July
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency conducted by the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Little Rock, Arkansas, is accredited by ASHP.
Required Learning Experiences (Longitudinal)
- 12th Street Health and Wellness Center
- Internal Medicine Clinics
- Family Medicine Clinics
- Geriatrics Clinic
- Community-based Telehealth
Elective Learning Experience
Electives may be arranged from well-established ambulatory pharmaceutical care areas or developed from non-traditional areas. The selection of elective experiences may be based on the resident’s interest area and previous experiences and is subject to approval by the Residency Program Director (RPD). Because of the depth of this tertiary care facility and her sister facilities, Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS), the resident has a wide variety of electives available spanning practice sites from pediatrics to geriatrics and numerous specialty areas. Non-pharmacist faculty from UAMS, CAVHS or ACH as well as the community may serve as experience preceptors once the resident has demonstrated the readiness to practice independently as determined by the RPD. The resident may also select any of the core areas as an advanced elective experience.
Each resident will receive:
- Competitive annual stipend
- Paid vacation, state holidays and professional leave for attendance of state and national meetings
- Financial assistance to attend national meetings
- Free life, health, and liability insurance
- Employee food discount on campus (20%) and merchant discounts in the community
- Two white coats
- Comprehensive health sciences library with access to almost 2,000 journals
- Tuition discount for undergraduate and graduate courses (If desired)
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Brochure
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy provides the resident with diverse learning opportunities in the field of ambulatory care pharmacotherapy and academia, with a goal of preparing the resident for independent practice in a variety of settings.