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 usually 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.
The college administers two pharmacy residency programs:
Faculty and preceptors are often shared between residency programs at the College of Pharmacy and the Department of Pharmaceutical Care at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).
Between the college and UIHC, the UI offers the following pharmacy residency programs:
In addition to residency programs administered by the UI College of Pharmacy and University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, several pharmacy residencies across the state of Iowa are UI-affiliated, including the following which participate in the UI College of Pharmacy's Pharmacy Educators Preparation Program for Residents (PEPPR):