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

Meet the 2017-18 resident

The application deadline is January 5, 2018, for the residency year starting July 2, 2018. (details below)

Attending the ASHP 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting? We will not be at its Personnel Placement Service, but if you are interested in setting up a meeting with our Residency Coordinator (Lee Kral) and current resident (Eva Coulson), please email or stop by our booth (Number 4501) at the residency showcase on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. EST.


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 any interprofessional team engaged in pain management, palliative care, or hospice.

Training Environment

The majority of the PGY2 Pain and Palliative Care 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

Two female clinicians sit at a computer. Carla Pies and Kashelle Lockman.
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 be 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.

Read more about key experiences

ASHP Status

The program is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) pre-candidate.

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Key Preceptors

Lee Kral, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Pain Management
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics

Kashelle Lockman, PharmD, MA
Assistant Professor – Hospice and Palliative Care
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

James Ray, PharmD, CPE -- main contact person
Associate Professor – Hospice and Palliative Care
University of Iowa College of Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Benefits and Additional Requirements

Start Date:  July 2, 2018
Annual Salary - $45,000 with full benefits
Vacation Days - 10 days

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018
Apply using the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)