PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

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


The purpose of the White River Health System 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: One

National Match Number 266513

PhORCAS Program Name: White River Health System

Contact: Erin Beth Hays, PharmD, BCPS, Pharmacy 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 System 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

Erin Beth Hays, RPD, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Coordinator/Residency Program Director

Clinical Services, Drug Policy, Teaching Certificate, Teaching Elective

Maggie Williams, PharmD, BCPS

Director of Pharmacy

Karen Jones, PharmD

Orientation, Pharmacy Practice

Melissa Shipp, PharmD, BCPS

Acute Rehabilitation

Pamela Street, PharmD

Outpatient Infusions

Todd Weaver, PharmD

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

Emily Wagner, PharmD

Emergency Medicine

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
  • 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 in the WRHS Benefits summary.




  • 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

Clinical Coordinator/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

Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist - Unity Health

Todd Weaver 2014-2015

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Ellen Jones 2016-2017

PRN Oncology Pharmacist - Unity Health Community Pharmacist

Faculty - Harding University College of Pharmacy

Kristi Erbach 2017-2018

Infusion Pharmacy - CVS/Coram Pharmacy

Staff Pharmacist - Medicine Shoppe

Emily Wagner 2018-2019

PRN Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Clinical Pharmacist - White River Medical Center

Heather Robertson 2019-2020

Staff Pharmacist - Walgreens

Staff Pharmacist - Walgreens