The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus offers a 13-month post-PharmD training program. The residency in pharmacy practice 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."
The purpose of the residency - designed for first-year postgraduates (PGY1) - is to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary pharmacy practice in an integrated healthcare system. Through various clinical, practice management and pharmaceutical practice training segments, the residency instills a philosophy of practice that embraces the concept that pharmacists must be accountable for optimum drug therapy outcomes and act as leaders in advancing care of patients.
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)
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.
Length of program: 13 months (approximately June-July)
Number of positions: 2 PGY1 positions
The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis CampusDepartment of Pharmacy
Residents are encouraged to participaie 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.
Letter of intent
3 letters of recommendation
All application materials must be received by January 3
Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or by July 1
Mid June: residency orientation
National matching services (NMS) code: TBD