ARcare recognizes the importance of advancing the pharmacist’s role and the pharmacy profession in community and ambulatory care practice and provides education opportunities for pharmacists that both enhance their knowledge base and promote personal growth. The ARcare Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) Community-Based and Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Ambulatory Care pharmacy residencies are single-site residency programs. The residents will spend a minimum of two-thirds of their time at ARcare primary care clinics and pharmacies. The PGY1 Community-Based and PGY2 Ambulatory Care pharmacy residencies are twelve-month, full-time practice commitments that focus on developing pharmacists as leaders within the profession, emphasizing the role of pharmacy in community health centers. The programs supply exposure to the various pharmacist-delivered patient care experiences within the community and ambulatory care practice settings.
Graduation from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree
Eligible for licensure in the state of Arkansas
Registered with the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS®)
Participation in the ASHP Resident Matching Program, administered by National Matching Services Inc.
Submission of a detailed letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, and three letters of recommendation through PhORCAS®
For over 40 years, ARcare has instilled commitment, compassion, and trust throughout Arkansas, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Beginning in 1986 with Dr. Steven Collier’s unquestionable mandate to serve “the least, the last, and the lost,” ARcare has brought superior healthcare to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Our mission to ensure patients are able to benefit from affordable, routine medical care comes from the vision of CEO Dr. Steven Collier. In 1986, Dr. Collier aimed to ensure that patients in rural Arkansas could get quality medical care, and he has helped provide access to healthcare for patients throughout the tri-state area ever since. Services include primary care, behavioral health, pharmacies, community outreach programs, and more. Although ARcare isn’t a free clinic, it’s a federally qualified health center (FQHC) with discounted rates, so all the residents of these areas can receive the care they need. We see patients with insurance, without insurance, and with not enough coverage. We see all who need healthcare. With board-certified family care providers, community health centers, and the very latest in medical technology, ARcare partners with our patients... from rearing to retirement, assuring all members of the family are provided the absolute best in healthcare.
ARcare delivers quality healthcare throughout our tri-state service area of Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. ARcare’s mission, “Health for All,” runs through the hearts of our medical professionals and staff members alike. We provide state-of-the-art healthcare and treat each of our patients with dignity, regardless of their plight in life or their ability to pay.