This PGY1 pharmacy residency program is a twelve month post-PharmD training program which follows the guidelines and accreditation standards of the ASHP Residency in Pharmacy Practice, placing emphasis on the practice of pharmaceutical care. The residency begins approximately July 1 and runs through the end of June the following year. The PGY1 residency is defined as “an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that builds upon knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities gained from an accredited college of pharmacy.
PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification and eligible for postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
Candidates must be a graduate of a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the American Council of Pharmaceutical Education and hold the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree prior to admission to the residency program. Candidates must be eligible for Missouri licensure and seek licensure prior to starting the residency program.
The residency candidate must provide their curriculum vitae, college transcript(s), letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation of which one must be from a non-academic source to be considered for acceptance into the PGY1 residency program. Applications will be accepted through PhORCAS, deadline is approximately January 1st, see PhORCAS for details.
The residency candidate must also conduct a personal interview with the residency director, residency coordinator, members of the Residency Advisory Committee and other preceptors if extended.
The residency candidate will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
Review letters of recommendation to determine motivation and philosophy of practice
Communication skills (written)
Academic performance (GPA and learning ability)
Clerkship and rotation experiences
Involvement and extra-curricular activities (community)
Prior work/intern experience
About PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Freeman Health System (FHS) offers comprehensive health and behavioral health services to the residents of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma through three hospitals with a total of more than 500 beds. Specialty facilities include a full-service cardiothoracic and vascular program at the Freeman Heart Institute, and behavioral health services through its Ozark Health Center. Community-owned, not-for-profit FHS also operates two urgent care centers, a separate sleep center, several doctors' office buildings, and serves as a teaching hospital with three residency programs (ear, nose, and throat; emergency medicine; and internal medicine). FHS employs more than 300 physicians in 60 specialties.