Pharmacy Residency

Members of pharmacy care team conferring.

It’s simple.

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.

It will be rigorous.

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.

Your career opportunities will multiply.

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.

Yes, you will have time for a life.

Life as a resident is intense, nobody will deny that. What you will find at Iowa is a livable community right outside our hospital doors. Iowa City and its neighboring communities 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, at research, and at providing patient care. You’ll work closely with faculty from a cross-section of disciplines. They are gifted teachers, researchers, and care givers, 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.

We choose residents ready to succeed.

Because our residency openings are limited, we take great care in our selection process. Our residents demonstrate a real desire to make a difference in our profession. We provide all the tools, support, and opportunities to make that possible.

We invite you to do your homework.

We know you have lots of criteria for the best residency match for you. We’ve assembled an index of facts about our residencies. We also invite you to contact our residency coordinator or our current residents to learn their perspective on what our program can offer you.