School of Pharmacy

The University of Mississippi


PGY-1 Residencies

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency offers a comprehensive postgraduate residency training program with experiences at a variety of innovative practice sites. The School of Pharmacy 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, educate, and evaluate patients; teach students; and provide pharmaceutical care services. For more information on this residency program, visit or contact Dr. Leigh Ann Ross, (601) 984-2620.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency is an ASHP accredited program that allows for a variety of required and elective experiences. The program allows applicants to select between training in an institutionally based program or an ambulatory services setting within the institution. The residents are exposed to some of the most challenging disease states. The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is a level 1 Trauma Center with approximately 750 beds; the only Children’s hospital in the state, a cancer treatment center, an acute care hospital and a Women’s and Infants hospital. Close proximity to the Pharmacy Practice Department of the School of Pharmacy, allows opportunities to work with students during learning experiences and in a problem based learning format. For more information on this residency program, contact Dr. Michael Todaro, (601) 984-2055.

PGY-2 Residency

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy PGY-2 Residency is structured to provide the opportunity to experience and develop knowledge and skills required in a clinical practice. The emphasis of the residency is on infectious diseases with experience in antibiotic use review, pharmacokinetics, drug information, and clinical research. Each resident completes a research project including: an original idea, formation of a hypothesis and pursuit of proof. The teaching center includes the University Medical Center Hospital, a VA hospital, the Outpatient Pavilion and a Children’s hospital allowing for a broad base experience. For more information, contact Dr. Kayla R. Stover, (601) 984-2615.