Geriatric Pharmacy

Number of Positions: 1

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st

Background

The PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Residency through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy provides the resident with diverse learning opportunities in the field of geriatric pharmacotherapy and academia. The resident gains experience in a variety of settings afforded by the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, including ambulatory care in the Thomas and Lyon Longevity Clinic, acute care on the Geriatric Consult Team, long term care at the Arkansas State Veterans Home. 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. Upon successful completion of the program, residents are awarded a Residency Certificate.

The purpose of the PGY2 geriatric pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in geriatric pharmacy practice. It provides 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 this PGY2 geriatric pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in geriatrics

Core Rotations (8 months)

Orientation
TLLC Ambulatory Care
Geriatrics Consult Service
Long-term Care
Teaching and Academia
– includes Preceptor of Record for Fourth Year Pharmacy Students
Scholarship/Research Project

Longitudinal Experiences

TLLC Ambulatory Care (3 half-days/month)
Long-term Care (1-2 days/month)
Scholarship/Research Project (variable)
Teaching and Academia
-includes leading Recitation and/or Supplemental Instruction

Elective Rotations (Select 4)

House Calls
Hospice/Palliative Care
Advanced Long Term Care
Neurology Consult Service
Memory Clinic

Additional responsibilities/projects throughout the year include:

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

Benefits

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)