Dual Degree

Number of Positions: 1

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st

Clinical Background

The dual degree PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy provides the resident with diverse learning opportunities in primary care, inpatient and outpatient clinical practice, and academia. The resident gains experience in a variety of settings afforded predominantly by the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, including ambulatory care, acute care on the Geriatric Consult Team, House Calls, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Long Term Care. Alternative settings offer residents experience in Internal Medicine and Pharmacy Management.  The resident will precept pharmacy students, teach in a variety of courses throughout the pharmacy curriculum, and have ample opportunities to teach other health care professionals. A total of 24 months will be dedicated to the residency, with a minimum of 12 months representing clinical rotations. Upon successful completion of the program, residents are awarded a Residency Certificate.

Masters of Higher Education Coursework Background

Residents will attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock concurrently while completing clinical rotations to gain a Masters in Higher Education with an emphasis in Health Professions Teaching and Learning.  While simultaneously completing a minimum of 12 clinical rotations, residents will complete 36 hours of didactic coursework.  The degree program is integrated to include online education, as well as, face-to-face education.  Detailed coursework can be found at http://ualr.edu/catalogs/graduate-catalog/cehp/higher-education/.

Core Rotations (6 months)

Ambulatory Care

Inpatient Internal Medicine

Health-Systems Pharmacy Management
Geriatric Consult Service
Academia-Preceptor of Record for Fourth Year Pharmacy Students

Longitudinal Experiences (2 months equivalent)

Ambulatory Care
Academia-Teaching and learning experiences
Home Health

Elective Rotations (4 months)

Home Health/House Calls
Geriatric Psychiatry
Hospice/Palliative Care
Long Term Care
Urgent Care
Academic Leadership
Walker Memory Clinic

Infectious Disease

Palliative Care

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

  • Complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program
  • Geriatric Grand Rounds Presentation
  • ACPE Accredited Seminar Presentation
  • Geriatric or Academic Research Project
  • UAMS Research Certificate Program
  • Newsletter Articles


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 2000 journals
  • Tuition discount for undergraduate and graduate courses (If desired)