PGY1 Community-Based Program
Our PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program is designed to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including PGY2 residencies and professional certifications.
In addition to taking part in the clinical pharmacy program within the ARcare clinics, the PGY1 pharmacy residents will provide the following services at the ARcare community pharmacies:
- Prepare, dispense, and manage medications to support safe and effective drug therapy.
- Manage aspects of the medication-use process related to formulary management.
- Manage aspects of the medication-use process related to oversight of dispensing.
- Demonstrate ability to manage formulary and medication-use processes, as applicable to ARcare.
- Demonstrate ability to evaluate and investigate practice, review data, and assimilate scientific evidence to improve patient care and/or the medication-use system.
- Train in a 340B participating pharmacy to understand 340B program requirements.
- Learn about contract evaluations and negotiations with managed care companies and participate in inventory control and budget preparation.
PGY1 Program Learning Experiences
- Orientation (Rotation)
- Ambulatory Care (Longitudinal)
- Patient-Centered Dispensing (Longitudinal)
- Leadership and Management (Longitudinal)
- Pharmacy Research Project (Longitudinal)
- Project Management and Development (Longitudinal)
- Teaching and Learning (Longitudinal)
- Based on the resident’s interests and areas for improvement, elective experiences may be created and incorporated into the resident’s development plan.
- Residents may choose to participate in optional teaching and research certificate programs available through the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
PGY1 Program Details
Program Sites and Number of Positions
- Central Arkansas :: 2 positions
- Northwest Arkansas :: 2 positions
- July 2023
- The PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency conducted by ARcare, Searcy, Arkansas, is accredited by ASHP in partnership with APhA.
- Graduation from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree
- Eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas
- Registered with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS®)
- Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program, administered by National Matching Services Inc.
- Submission of a detailed letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through PhORCAS®
- Application Deadline is January 5th, 2023.
**Apply for the ASHP Residency Matching Program at: www.natmatch.com/ashprmp
- ARcare’s National Matching Service Code: 254415
- ASHP Program Code: 71012
For more information contact:
Gabriella Douglass PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, BC-ADM, TTS, ACUE
Clinical Pharmacist, Residency Program Director
ARcare | 1241 W Beebe Capps Expy | Searcy, AR 72143