ARcare recognizes the importance of advancing the pharmacist’s role and the pharmacy profession in community and ambulatory care practice and provides education opportunities for pharmacists that both enhance their knowledge base and promote personal growth. The ARcare Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community-Based and Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Ambulatory Care pharmacy residencies are single-site residency programs. The residents will spend a minimum of two-thirds of their time at ARcare primary care clinics and pharmacies. The PGY1 Community-Based and PGY2 Ambulatory Care pharmacy residencies are twelve-month, full-time practice commitments that focus on developing pharmacists as leaders within the profession, emphasizing the role of pharmacy in community health centers. The programs supply exposure to the various pharmacist-delivered patient care experiences within the community and ambulatory care practice settings.
Why complete a PGY1 Community-Based residency program at ARcare?
Our direct patient care experiences allow residents to practice in a clinic setting as members of an interprofessional team of providers and staff.
The longitudinal setup for learning experiences allows our residents to build relationships with patients and caregivers.
Residents become part of the ARcare family from the moment they begin their journey with us.
Residents join ARcare in achieving its mission of “Health for All” by providing state-of-the-art healthcare to all patients regardless of their plight in life or their ability to pay.
Residents have the opportunity to work for one of the largest primary care providers in the south, a health system that provides integrated and accessible pharmacy services for all.
Why complete a PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program at ARcare?
There is a growing need for pharmacists who can provide integrated, accessible healthcare services for ambulatory patients.
Ambulatory care pharmacist is an exciting and impactful career choice in a wide variety of settings, including community pharmacies, clinics, and physician offices.
Residents can differentiate themselves by training in specialized areas of pharmacy, including HIV, viral hepatitis, behavioral health, and pulmonary clinics.
Residents get to explore opportunities at a state and national level for public health initiatives.
Graduates meet the eligibility requirement to become a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist (BCACP) upon successful completion of the program.
Graduation from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree
Eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas
Registered with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS®)
Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program, administered by National Matching Services Inc.
Submission of a detailed letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through PhORCAS®
For over 40 years, ARcare has instilled commitment, compassion, and trust throughout Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Beginning in 1986 with Dr. Steven Collier’s unquestionable mandate to serve “the least, the last, and the lost,” ARcare has brought superior healthcare to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Our mission to ensure patients are able to benefit from affordable, routine medical care comes from the vision of CEO Dr. Steven Collier. In 1986, Dr. Collier aimed to ensure that patients in rural Arkansas could get quality medical care, and he has helped provide access to healthcare for patients throughout the tri-state area ever since. Services include primary care, behavioral health, pharmacies, community outreach programs, and more. Although ARcare isn’t a free clinic, it’s a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with discounted rates, so all the residents of these areas can receive the care they need. We see patients with insurance, without insurance, and with not enough coverage. We see all who need healthcare. With board-certified family care providers, community health centers, and the very latest in medical technology, ARcare partners with our patients... from rearing to retirement, assuring all members of the family are provided the absolute best in healthcare.
ARcare delivers quality healthcare throughout our tri-state service area of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. ARcare’s mission, “Health for All,” runs through the hearts of our medical professionals and staff members alike. We provide state-of-the-art healthcare and treat each of our patients with dignity, regardless of their plight in life or their ability to pay.