Pharmacy Residency

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Our Programs. Your Future.

Iowa provides the balance you’re looking for in a pharmacy residency program: a premier academic medical center located in one of the country’s most livable cities.

Our program attracts pharmacy graduates who are prepared to maximize their training in a fast-paced and supportive learning environment.

We invite you to consider being part of the University of Iowa Health Care team.

Your opportunities will multiply.

We give our residents a strong mix of responsibility and support. Our residents are integrated into our care teams, contributing to the health and well-being of the thousands of patients who receive care at our hospitals and clinics each day. Our graduates are well prepared for various opportunities post-residency—at UI Health Care and other top medical centers around the country. The Iowa residency program was one of the first in the country and has a high regard in our profession.

You'll love living here.

Iowa City is a vibrant, dynamic, and inclusive community right outside our hospital doors. Iowa City and its surrounding areas are rich with choices for recreation, culture, entertainment, and fun.

Why an AMC?

We are an academic medical center with a mission that guides all our activities: we excel at teaching, research, and providing patient care. You’ll work closely with faculty from a cross-section of disciplines. They are gifted teachers, researchers, and caregivers, who are committed to your professional success and to finding the answers to new and better care solutions for our patients. It’s an environment that brings out the best in every member of our care team.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The University of Iowa’s status as a premier research university depends on the robust exchange of ideas. The diversity of our students, faculty, and staff helps us fulfill our mission to explore, discover, create, and engage. Thus, we are committed to supporting every Hawkeye’s pursuit of excellence. As we enhance the breadth and depth of our perspectives, we purposefully prepare for our future. Our ability to foster an equitable and inclusive environment for all who join the UI family will determine our collective success. We eagerly accept this challenge.

At the UI, we achieve excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Ready to learn more?

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more about our residencies. Each session will provide an overview of UIHC and the wide variety of patient care, education, and research activities residents participate in. Following the overview, program-specific breakout sessions will highlight our PGY1 and PGY2 offerings. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and get to know our program directors, coordinators, and current residents. Once registered, a Zoom link will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance of the session.


Session availability:

  • Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 | 6-7 p.m. CDT (PGY1 acute/ambulatory care focus and PGY1/2 HSPAL only)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 | 6-7 p.m. CDT (All PGY1 and PGY2 programs)
  • Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 | 6-7 p.m. CST (All PGY1 and PGY2 programs)

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