PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program conducted by White River Health, Batesville, AR is accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).


The purpose of the White River Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is to build on the Doctor of Pharmacy(PharmD) 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.

PGYI Pharmacy Residency Position

Application Deadline: January 3rd

Number of Positions: Two

National Match Number 266513

PhORCAS Program Name: White River Health

Contact: Erin Beth Hays, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy Co-Manager/Residency Program Director

Phone:(870) 262-1509


Appointment to the WRHS Pharmacy Residency Program is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the following eligibility requirements.

  • Graduate of ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
  • Arkansas Pharmacist License within 90 days of the start of residency year
  • Successful completion of organization required pre-employment screenings

Application Process

White River Health uses the ASHP Resident Matching Program (the Match).  The administration and conduct of the Match is carried out by the National Matching Services, Inc on behalf of ASHP.  For more information read the Overview for Applicants.

Requirements for Application

  • Complete Phorcas Applicant Registration
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Official Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation

Pharmacy Residency Preceptors

Pharmacy preceptors

WRMC Pharmacy Preceptors

Erin Beth Hays, RPD, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Co-Manger/Residency Program Director

Clinical Services, Drug Policy

Maggie Williams, PharmD, BCPS

Executive Director Pharmacy/Graduate Medical Education


Karen Jones, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacy Co-Manager

Orientation, Pharmacy Practice

Rodney Richmond, MS, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP

Academic Administration

Melissa Shipp, PharmD, BCPS

Acute Rehabilitation

Pamela Street, PharmD

Outpatient Infusions

Emily Wagner, PharmD, BCPS

Ambulatory Care, Emergency Medicine, Teaching Certificate, Teaching Elective

Todd Weaver, PharmD, BCPS

Internal Medicine I/II, Critical Care I/II, Research

Pharmacy Residency Rotation Schedule

Core Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Clinical Services
  • Internal Medicine I
  • Critical Care I

Longitudinal Learning Experiences

  • Acute Rehabilitation
  • Management
  • Drug Policy
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Research (Option to complete Research Certificate)

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Academic Administration
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Critical Care II
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Outpatient Infusions
  • Teaching Elective

Pharmacy Residency Salary & Benefits

White River Medical Center offers a competitive stipend and benefit package. More information may be found here - White River Health Employee Benefits




  • Elective Benefit Programs
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Travel Reimbursement

Pharmacy Residency Graduates

NameResidency YearInitial Professional AssignmentMost Recent Known Professional Assignment
Erin Beth Hays 2009-2010

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Pharmacy Co-Manager/Residency Program Director - White River Medical Center

Melissa Shipp 2011-2012

Faculty - Harding University College of Pharmacy

Faculty - Harding University College of Pharmacy

Darla Anson 2012-2013

Hybrid Pharmacist - Saline Memorial Hospital

Pharmacy Director - Conway Behavioral Health

Justin Piker 2013-2014

Staff Pharmacist - Walgreens

Co-Owner/Pharmacist - Winningham Pharmacy

Todd Weaver 2014-2015

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Ellen Jones 2016-2017

Oncology Pharmacist - Unity Health Community Pharmacist

Faculty - Harding University College of Pharmacy

Kristi Erbach 2017-2018

Infusion Pharmacy - CVS/Coram Pharmacy

Infusion Pharmacist - Conway Regional Health System

Emily Wagner 2018-2019

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Faculty - Harding University

Heather Robertson 2019-2020

Staff Pharmacist - Walgreens

Acute Care Clinical Pharmacist - Novant Health System

Chassidy Seward 2020-2021

Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Pharmacist - White River Medical Center