Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

Residency Programs

PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency

Program Description

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy offers a comprehensive postgraduate experience for residency training with a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency program. This program seeks to provide the resident with the knowledge and skills to become a competent practitioner in both the community and academic settings.  Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage a community pharmacy practice, counsel and evaluate patients, teach students, and provide pharmaceutical care services. 

This multi-site program has five residency positions providing experiences at innovative practice sites. The Jackson residents are based at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus, and the Oxford resident is based at Tyson Drug Company in Holly Springs, Mississippi. The program offers unique opportunities for precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, providing education and individualized Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) programs in community and clinical settings, and conducting research. In addition to core residency requirements, the resident is involved in the activities of the School of Pharmacy Community-Based Research Program (CBRP) seeking to improve care for patients in the underserved regions of Mississippi by implementing pharmacy CMM.

Program Statement

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy offers a comprehensive postgraduate experience for residency training with a PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency program. This program seeks to provide the resident with the knowledge and skills to become a competent practitioner in both the community and academic settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage a community pharmacy practice, counsel and evaluate patients, teach students, and provide pharmaceutical care services.

Program Purpose

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program seeks to build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Program Goals & Outcomes

The School of Pharmacy seeks to provide residents with the knowledge and skills to become competent practitioners in both the community and academic settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage a community pharmacy practice; counsel, educate, and evaluate patients; teach students; and provide CMM services. 

Graduates will also learn how to establish their own innovative pharmacy practice; practice in an ambulatory clinic care setting; perform as an academician and join the faculty at an accredited school of pharmacy; educate and evaluate patients; and provide drug information services.

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency

Program Description

The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive post-graduate training experience with a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program. The program offers two positions based in the School of Pharmacy on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson, Mississippi. The program offers unique opportunities for precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students, PGY1 Community and Pharmacy Practice residents, and advanced clinical opportunities in a variety of practice settings. Preparing residents to become leaders in pharmacy practice is a strong emphasis. Research opportunities exist within the School of Pharmacy, the University of Mississippi Medical Center clinics, and with our external clinical partners. The resident will be exposed to a wide array of patients included insured, uninsured, and Medicare/Medicaid populations.

UMMC Learning Experiences

Residents will have opportunities to learn in academic medical center based settings utilizing the EPIC system. These learning opportunities include Cardiometabolic, Family Medicine, Anticoagulation Clinics, Cystic Fibrosis, and many others based on the interests of the resident.

External Clinical Learning Experiences

Our external partners offer the residents opportunities in federally qualified health centers and private medical physician offices. Each of these learning experiences focus on chronic disease state management in a longitudinal manner.

Teaching and Learning Curriculum

Residents are provided the experience needed (including didactic lectures, problem-based learning group facilitation, academic committee service, and co-precepting students within clinical practice sites) to obtain an adjunct faculty preceptor position at an ambulatory care site or a non-tenure clinical track faculty position within a school of pharmacy. Completion of this curriculum will result in a Teaching Certificate.

Program Goals & Outcomes

The School of Pharmacy seeks to provide residents with the knowledge and skills to become competent practitioners in both clinical and academic settings. Graduates of this program will have the clinical competence and skills necessary to manage an ambulatory pharmacy practice, counsel and evaluate patients, teach students, and provide chronic disease state management.

Graduates will also learn how to establish their own innovative pharmacy practice; practice in an established ambulatory care clinic setting; perform as an academician and join the faculty at an accredited school of pharmacy; educate and evaluate patients; and provide drug information services.

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Applicant Information

Required experiences:
Internal Medicine
Heart Failure
Anticoagulation
Diabetes
Cardiometabolic
Family Medicine
Leadership
Cystic Fibrosis
Academics

Elective experiences:
Solid Organ Transplant
Federally Qualified Health Center
Open Arms Clinic

Staffing responsibilities:
The residents will provide staffing at the Jackson Free Clinic where they will precept students and work with the medical team to assist in the treatment of underserved patients.

Application:
Applicant must have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency Program
Applicants must apply online through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
Applicants must register for and participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program www.natmatch.com/ashprmp
Program Match Code is 53011.

Practice Experiences

Jackson, Mississippi Experiences

Oxford, Mississippi Experience