Waterloo Overview

The Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation, Covanent Medical Center and Allen Memorial Hospital in affiliation with the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, offers a Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency. The purpose of this twelve month residency program is primarily to prepare clinical practitioners for practice in family medicine, or other ambulatory care settings. The residency is a collaborative effort of the Statewide Medical Education Centers and the associated hospital partners.

Residency goal:

Graduates of the program will be prepared to:

  • Provide advanced patient care services in family medicine and other ambulatory care settings,
  • Serve as a member of interdisciplinary patient care teams, and
  • Teach other health professionals and pharmacy students and residents about pharmacotherapy.

Minimum requirements:

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Prior clerkship experience in ambulatory care
  • Must be eligible for licensure in Iowa


  • The residency is for one calendar year beginning July 1


The residency will emphasize experiences necessary to fulfill the basic requirements for accreditation as a Post-Graduate Year 1 Pharmacy Residency (PGY1) as defined by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacy, including a broad scope and depth of patient care experiences, practice management experiences and a major research project. Most of the clinical experiences offered in program occur in a family medicine clinic and affiliated hospitals where inpatient family medicine pharmacy services are provided. The resident’s responsibilities may include:

  • Participation in disease management programs
  • Contribution to patient care activities in the clinic, at inpatient hospital rounds and nursing home rounds
  • Patient education and monitoring
  • Clinical research and quality assurance projects
  • Assisting in the education and training of PharmD students, medical students and family medicine residents

The resident will develop and conduct a clinical project for presentation and possible publication.