Department of Pharmacy Practice

The University of Mississippi

Residency Programs

PGY-1 Community Residency

PGY-1 Community Residency brochure

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-2 Ambulatory Care Residency

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency brochure

Program Description

The University of Mississippi offers a comprehensive post-graduate training experience with a PGY-2 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, PGY-1 Community and Pharmacy Practice residents and advanced clinical opportunities in a variety of practice settings, with a strong emphasis on preparing residents to become leaders in pharmacy practice. 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, including 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 focuses on chronic disease state management in a longitudinal manner.

Teaching and Learning Curriculum

Residents are provided the necessary experiences (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.

Practice Experiences

Jackson, Mississippi Experiences

Oxford, Mississippi Experience

News and Accolades

Residents Present Posters at ASHP Midyear Meeting

Residents at ASHP Midyear 2017December 15, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. –University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy 2017-2018 residents presented research posters at the 2017 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando.

 

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School of Pharmacy Expands Residency Program

September 29, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. –For recent pharmacy graduates looking to continue their education, the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy has expanded its residency program to five positions, with three focused in community pharmacy and two in ambulatory, or outpatient, care.

The expansion is partly due to an increased demand for residency opportunities. In 2017, 69 percent of the 6,027 pharmacy graduates nationwide who applied were accepted to a residency program, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

Read more: “School of Pharmacy Expands Residency Program”


Pharmacy Practice Professor Wins Mentoring Award

February 20, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. – Laurie Fleming, clinical associate professor of pharmacy practice at the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy, has been recognized by the American Pharmacists Association. She will receive APhA’s 2017 Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award.

The role of a preceptor is to mentor postgraduate student pharmacists in workplace situations. As part of the School of Pharmacy’s residency programs, Fleming, who is also a pharmacy practitioner, works alongside students…

Read more: “Pharmacy Practice Professor Wins Mentoring Award”


ASHP Accreditation Logo

The University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy PGY-1 Community Residency and PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program in Jackson, Mississippi, is accredited by ASHP.