Pharmacy Residency Programs

Baptist Health offers postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency programs accredited by the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) at both Little Rock (BHMC-LR) and North Little Rock (BHMC-NLR) campuses. PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.


  • Graduate or candidate for graduation from an ACPE accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program
  • Arkansas Licensure (passing both NAPLEX and Arkansas law exam) by July 31st
  • Successful completion of required pre-employment screening including required influenza and coronavirus vaccinations

Application Process

Apply online through the American Society of Health System Pharmacists’ residency centralized application service, PhORCAS. Candidates must submit their application including the following documents through PhORCAS by January 1st:

  • Official transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae

Our programs at Little Rock and North Little Rock are separate programs and require application individually.

Baptist Health Medical Center – Little Rock (NMS Code 211813)
Baptist Health Medical Center – North Little Rock (NMS Code 204513)

Our program participates in the National Matching Service. This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.