Pharmacy Residency Program - PGY1 Curriculum - Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
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Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System


Pharmacy Residency Program - PGY1 Curriculum

Angele D. Gordon
Angela D. Gordon, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Coordinator
PGY1 Residency Program Director

Pharmacy Residency

This program is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists

This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.


The purpose of the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System Post-Graduate Year One Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.


Required Concentrated

  • Orientation (6 to 7 weeks)
  • Acute Care 1 (1 month)
  • Acute Care 2 (1 month)
  • Acute Care 3 (1 month)
  • Geriatrics (1 month)
  • Primary Care (1 month)
  • Medication Management (1 month)
  • Pharmacy Administration (1 month)

Required Longitudinal

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Pharmacy-Nursing Committee and Formulary Compliance Committee
  • Chief Resident
  • Drug Information
  • ADR Reporting
  • Non-formulary Consult Review
  • Practice-Related Project

Elective Options*

  • Pain Service
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • CHF/Liver Clinic
  • Mental Health 
  • Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Pharmacy Telehealth
  • Women's Clinic
*Resident will select two elective options.  Each is a month-long experience.  Experiences may be tailored to the resident's interests.  The elective options listed above are some of the more commonly chosen elective rotations but it is not a comprehensive list.   

Additional Requirements for Completion for PGY1 Residency Program

  • Residency Project
    • Platform presentation at CAVHS Residency Research Conference
    • Project to be submitted in manuscript form for journal publication
  • Staffing inpatient or outpatient based on needs of service
  • Formal Grand Rounds presentations
  • UAMS College of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program
  • UAMS College of Pharmacy Research Certificate Program
  • Facilitation of UAMS College of Pharmacy Recitation course- one semester
  • Attendance at one regional and one national professional meeting (as funding allows)

* Full list of requirements will be provided with interview invitation.