Geriatric Specialty

Number of Positions: 1

Estimated Salary: Competitive

Estimated Starting Date: July 1st


The PGY2 Geriatric Pharmacy Practice 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, acute care on the Geriatric Consult Team, House Calls, Palliative and Hospice Care, and Long Term Care. 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.

Core Rotations (6 months)

Ambulatory Care
Geriatric Consult Service
Academia-Preceptor of Record for Fourth Year Pharmacy Students

Longitudinal Experiences (2 months equivalent)

Ambulatory Care
Academia-Teaching and learning experiences
Long-term Care

Elective Rotations (4 months)

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

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)