This residency provides the opportunity to gain clinical experience and provide patient care in a community-based pharmacy practice setting. 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 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy, which provides a Teaching Certificate and Research Certificate program to all residents.
Applicants must be graduates of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program and be eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas.
Applicants must submit all application materials in PhORCAS by January 5th.
Letter of intent specific to the site you are applying to (i.e. Kroger, Harps Food Stores)
3 letters of recommendation (each must complete the standard reference form; a separate letter of recommendation is not required
Official transcript from pharmacy school
To apply for the PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, follow these two steps:
Register for the National Matching Service (NMS “The Match”)
Apply to our program through PhORCAS
Applying to more than one residency site: When selecting your designations in PhORCAS, you may apply to any of our sites:
Kroger – NMS 238415
Wal-Mart Stores- NMS 238421
Harps Food Stores – NMS 238423
Bryant Family Pharmacy – NMS 238422
UAMS Outpatient Specialty - NMS 238424
ExpressRx - NMS
You will be charged only one fee from PhORCAS, even if you apply to multiple sites within our program. While you may apply to multiple sites within our program, please note that you may not receive interviews for all of the sites selected. We recommend only applying to those sites that match your overall goals for completing a residency.
UAMS College of Pharmacy is a drug free work environment, and employees are required to complete a pre-employment drug screening.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock is the only academic health sciences university in the state of Arkansas. We are the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees in 73 of Arkansas’ 75 counties. UAMS and its clinical affiliates, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center, are an economic engine for the state with an annual economic impact of $3.92 billion.