The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy offers a PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Palliative Care and Pain Management.


Our mission is to nurture and grow resident pharmacists to become Pharmacopalliation experts who provide compassionate clinical care, innovative and effective education, rigorous, relevant research, and progressive leadership in the fields of pain management, palliative care, and hospice. The resident pharmacist will be immersed within a diverse interprofessional team (including hospice and palliative medicine as well as anesthesia fellows) throughout the year and graduate with the requisite competencies to be an integral member of an interprofessional team engaged in pain management, palliative care, or hospice.

Training Environment

The majority of the PGY2 Palliative Care and Pain Management residency rotations will take place at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics (UIHC). UIHC and University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital are part of the state’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest healthcare center. In addition to pain management and palliative care, pharmacists at UIHC provide a wide variety of patient care, education, and research activities in a range of relevant pharmacy specialties, including but not limited to ambulatory care, burn and trauma, oncology, transplant, critical care, emergency medicine, psychiatry, and geriatrics.

The resident pharmacist will benefit from being embedded within the interdisciplinary UIHC palliative care team, training with physician fellows in hospice and palliative medicine. In addition, the resident pharmacist will also have opportunities to learn, collaborate, and fellowship with pharmacy residents at UIHC and the UI College of Pharmacy.

Key Rotations/Experiences

The resident pharmacist will develop the skills to become an expert in pain and symptom management in patients with diverse disease states, through clinical experiences in various practice areas and at different practice areas. Training plans will be customized to best support the resident pharmacist in achieving his or her interests and career goals.

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ASHP Status

This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Key Preceptors

James Ray, PharmD, CPE (He, Him, His)
Clinical Associate Professor – Hospice and Palliative Care
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Residency Program Director
main contact person

Kashelle Lockman, PharmD, MA (She, Her, Hers)
Clinical Assistant Professor – Hospice and Palliative Care
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Lee Kral, PharmD, CPE (She, Her, Hers)
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pain Management
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Start Date - July 1, 2020
Annual Salary - $45,000 with full benefits
Vacation Days - 10 days
Application Deadline - January 6, 2020
View the PGY2 Palliative Care and Pain Management Residency Brochure
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