Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

PGY-1 Community 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 (Pharm.D.) 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 (PGY-2) 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-1 Community Residency brochure

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The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program in Jackson and Oxford, Mississippi, is accredited by ASHP in partnership with APhA.