Ambulatory Care

Number of Positions: 1-2

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st


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.

Required Learning Experiences (Longitudinal)

12th Street Health and Wellness Center
Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic
Internal Medicine Clinics
Family Medicine Clinics
Geriatrics Clinic
Community-based Telehealth

The variety of experiences will prepare the resident for any number of future career options. The resident will precept 4th year pharmacy students, be exposed to students and residents from several other health professions, provide educational seminars to other healthcare professionals, facilitate Therapeutics Recitation and Supplemental Instruction courses, and complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy Teaching and Research Certificate Programs.

Elective Rotations (2)

Electives may be arranged from well-established ambulatory pharmaceutical care areas or developed from non-traditional areas. The selection of elective experiences should be based on the resident’s interest area and previous experiences and is also 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.

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

  • Design and conduct a research project to be presented at a state/national meeting
  • Complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy Research Certificate Program
  • Complete the UAMS College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program


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
      • One White Coat
      • Comprehensive health sciences library with access to almost 2000 journals