Residency Programs

Residencies for UI College of Pharmacy Graduates

An increasing number of our new PharmD graduates are entering into pharmacy residency training programs.

A pharmacy residency is an organized, directed training program in a defined area of pharmacy practice for PharmD graduates. Preceptors are skilled practitioners who mentor residents at their workplaces. Residents gain confidence and practical experience working with patients. Residencies generally last a year, and residents complete a Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) program, before potentially moving on to a PGY2 program.

Residencies are available in community pharmacies, ambulatory clinics, hospitals, or other sites. You can find residents working to improve patient care at community pharmacies, as a vital member of a hospital health care team, or even on Capitol Hill bringing grassroots pharmacists’ messages to the masses.

UI College of Pharmacy-administered Residency Program

The college administers a seven-site PGY1 community pharmacy residency program, accredited by the American Society of Health‑System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).

This community residency program was the nation’s first accredited, multi-site community residency program. It is also the longest-running APhA/ASHP continually-accredited U.S. community pharmacy-based program.

More information is available on the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency page, or by contacting Stevie Veach, program director and site coordinator.

UI Pharmacy Residency Opportunities

Faculty and preceptors are often shared between residency programs at the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Care of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

Between the college and the UIHC, the UI offers the following pharmacy residency programs:

UI-Affiliated Sites

In addition to residency programs administered by the UIHC and UI College of Pharmacy, many of the pharmacy residencies across the state of Iowa are UI-affiliated. The following UI-affiliated residencies have faculty members from our college:

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