Pharmacy Residency


          Dr. James D. Hoehns, BCPS, FCCP 

Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Emphasis in Family Medicine first began in 1998. This is a shared residency position with Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center (NEIFPC), Waverly Health Center (WHC), and it is affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy (UICOP).  Overall, the resident spends 60% of their time with NEIFPC and 40% of time with WHC.  Below is some additional information about our program.  If you have any questions, please contact Jim Hoehns, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP at or call 319-272-2533.
•    This residency program has a majority of its practice in an ambulatory family medicine clinic setting (NEIFPC).  Pharmacy residents share office space with medical residents in the clinic and the emphasis is on team based care to patients.
•    Many of our educational experiences follow a longitudinal curriculum.  We believe there are several strengths to this approach.  Perhaps, most importantly it allows the resident to develop continuity of care with patient care at NEIFPC.  This also allows for the development of strong working relationships with other caregivers and team members.
•    WHC is a critical access hospital located 23 miles (27 minutes driving time) from NEIFPC.  For more than 100 years, patients have looked to Waverly Health Center (WHC) for their health care needs and have found a hospital filled with compassionate, trustworthy caregivers. In 2003, WHC joined the Planetree alliance. Planetree Patient-Centered Care Designation was granted in June, 2009 making the health center the first Critical Access Hospital in the nation and the first hospital in Iowa to receive the prestigious designation.  WHC’s inpatient satisfaction scores rank it in the top 25% of hospitals in the nation and its HCAHPS scores are some of the highest among Planetree affiliates and all U.S. hospitals.
•    NEIMEF is home to the John E. Sutherland Clinical Research Center.  The Research Center has an interdisciplinary team and has been conducting clinical trials since 1992.  We have participated in over 120 studies during this time.  The resident will be an active member of the NEIMEF clinical research team and will attend our bi-weekly research meetings and assist with these clinical trials.
•    There are several teaching expectations for the resident.  Residents will assist in precepting of 14 APPE students per year.  The resident will also provide formal noon-conference presentations and journal clubs to learners at NEIFPC, including resident and faculty physicians.  Teaching opportunities are also available for the resident at UICOP.  Our residency also requires resident participation in the PEPPR (Pharmacy Educator Preparation Program for Residents) program provided by the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.  The goal of this educational program is to help residents develop teaching roles they undertake during residency and to prepare residents for post-residency teaching roles or academic positions.
•    There is significant didactic education provided during the residency.  The pharmacy resident attends the weekly educational conferences along with the medical residents and other learners at NEIFPC.  These occur every Wednesday from 12:30 to 4:30.