PGY1 Pharmacy Residency

The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus offers a 12-month post-PharmD training program. The residency is defined as "an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy."

Residency program purpose statement:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy 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. (ASHP)

Residency program mission statement:

The mission of the University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus Pharmacy Residency Program is to assist residents in transition from an entry-level to advanced or specialty-trained practitioners in the health-system environment, and to become professionals who optimize medication use for individual patients and patient populations. The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus advances the professional practice level and knowledge base of the resident through a progression of experiences tailored to their individual needs.

Residency program outcomes

  • Provide evidence-based, direct patient care to multiple patient populations
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Effectively educate patients, students and a multidisciplinary healthcare team by utilizing available medical technology
  • Possess the ability to manage own practice
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Develop effective written and verbal communication skills

Length of program: 12 months (approximately July-June)

Number of positions: 2 PGY1 positions

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $53,600
  • Benefits including: PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact Us

The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus

Department of Pharmacy
1700 SW 7th Street
Topeka, KS 66606-1690

PGY1 Residency Director

Karen Dumas, PharmD, BCOP

Phone: 785-295-8679

The pharmacy practice residency learning experience

Core learning experiences 

  • Orientation - 6 weeks
  • Internal Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Critical Care - 6 weeks
  • Cardiology - 6 weeks
  • Project Month - 3-4 weeks

Optional learning experiences (select four)

  • Emergency Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Oncology - 6 weeks
  • Pain Management - 6 weeks
  • Post Surgical - 6 weeks
  • Advanced Cardiology - 6 weeks
  • Advanced Internal Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Advanced Critical Care - 6 weeks
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine - 6 weeks
  • Advanced Oncology - 6 weeks

Require longitudinal learning experiences

  • Staffing (Approx. 4 days/month)
  • Medication Safety (5 month duration, approximately 4 hours/month)
  • Teaching Certificate (10 month duration, approximately 8 hours/month)
  • Leadership and Management (5 month duration, approximately 4 hours/month)
  • Code Response (10 months, approximately 1 hour/week)



Quality outcomes

  • Practice leadership
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Drug services

Medication safety and drug policy

  • Drug policy
  • Pharmacy and therapeutics committee
  • Medication safety

Additional pharmacy education and leadership opportunities

Residents are encouraged to participate in local and national pharmacy organizations such as GKCSHP, KCHP, ASHP, ACCP.

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy offers a teaching certificate for local residents.

Application information


PHORCAS residency program application

Letter of intent

Curriculum vitae

College transcripts

3 letters of recommendation

Supplemental materials - once match is completed

Application for employment: Pharmacy Resident Job Posting

ASHP resident matching program registration


All application materials must be received by January 3.

Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas within 90 days of the start of the program. It is preferred that licensing is completed prior to the start of the residency program. At minimum, an intern license in the state of Kansas is required prior to the start of the program. 

Important dates after completion of match process

Mid June: residency orientation

Match Info

National matching services (NMS) code: 275413

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