Our mission is to nurture and grow resident pharmacists to become pharmacotherapy 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 with interprofessional teams (including hospice and palliative medicine as well as pain fellows) throughout the year and graduate with the experience to be an integral member of an interprofessional team engaged in pain management, palliative care, or hospice.

Training Environment

The majority of the Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Palliative Care and Pain Management residency rotations 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. The resident pharmacist will have teaching responsibilities in the UI College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Palliative Care Certificate Program


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

Lorin Fisher

Lorin Fisher

Clinical Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic

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James Ray

James Ray

PharmD, CPE
Clinical Associate Professor
Residency Program Coordinator

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Adult Inpatient Supportive and Palliative Care Consult Service

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Kashelle Lockaman

Kashelle Lockman

PharmD, MA
Associate Professor of Instruction
Director, Palliative Care Certificate

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist,
Adult Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic

(She, Her, Hers)

Kral Lee

Lee Kral


Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pain Management, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

(She, Her, Hers)

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Michelle Schmidt

PharmD, BCGP
Adjunct Assistant Professor


Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner - Palliative Care
Iowa City VA Health Care System

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Benefits and Additional Requirements

Start date: July 1, 2024

Annual Salary: $48,000 with full benefits 

Vacation Days: 12 days

Apply at:  Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
PhORCAS Code: 61015
NMS Code: 752073

Application Procedure

  • Applicants must participate in the ASHP Match and apply using PhORCAS at https://portal.phorcas.org/.
  • Letters of Recommendation/Reference: 3 letters required, at least 2 of the references should be from preceptors who can directly comment on clinical and practice skills.
  • Personal Statement: In place of a letter of intent, please address one of the following prompts in a personal statement.  Do not exceed two pages, use 11-point font with one-inch margins.
    • Tell us about a time when you faced barriers to success in your lifetime and how you navigated or are navigating them.
    • Describe an impactful experience that influenced the person you are today.