PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

ASHP Accredited logoNumber of Positions: 4

Estimated Salary: $46,000

Estimated Starting Date: July 1

NMS Code: 178813



The PGY1 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 more than 50 years. The UAMS Medical Center pharmacy residency program was established in 1956 and has been accredited by ASHP since 1963.  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. Upon successful completion of the program, trainees are awarded an ASHP Accredited Residency Certificate.

Program structure starting with 2022-2023 class

PGY1 Structure

Longitudinal Experiences:

  1. Medication Compliance, Quality, and Safety
  2. Pharmacy staffing

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

  • Clinical consult coverage every 4th weekend and on state holidays
  • Design and conduct a residency project
  • Present at Pharmacy Grand Rounds
  • Present at Pharmacy Journal Club and Case Conference
  • 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 Midsouth Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • White coat, jacket, and (2) scrub sets
  • Business cards
  • Office space, pager, laptop, and iPad (all must be returned at end of residency)
  • Free, on-site, covered parking
  • Comprehensive health sciences library
  • Employer paid life and health insurance
  • Meal stipend, employee food discount on campus (20%), and merchant discounts in the community

PGY2 Opportunities

UAMS PGY1 Pharmacy residents who are considering a continuation of their training with a PGY2 residency are eligible to apply for early commitment to local programs.  Click on each program for more information.

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