Pharmacy Practice Residency

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.

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: 13 months (approximately June-July)

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

Seth Alford, PharmD, MBA

Phone: 785-295-8050

The pharmacy practice residency learning experience

Core rotations (duration in weeks)

  • Orientation (6)
  • Internal Medicine (4)
  • Critical Care (6)
  • Cardiology (6)
  • Research (4)
  • Emergency Medicine (4)
  • Oncology (6)
  • Long Term Care/Acute Rehab (4)
  • Electives (12)

Practice foundation skills

  • June-mid July: hospital and pharmacy dapartment orientation and training
  • Mid July-mid August: staffing rotation on selected clinical team
  • Mid August-September: clinical rotation on selected clinical team and clinical evening training

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 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.

Application information

Requirements

PHORCAS residency program application

Letter of intent

Curriculum vitae

College transcripts

3 letters of recommendation

Supplemental materials

  • Photo
  • Example of a project completed on a rotation (PowerPoint, poster, document)

Application for employment: Pharmacy Resident Job Posting

ASHP resident matching program registration

Deadlines

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

Important dates after completion of match process

Mid June: residency orientation

Match Info

National matching services (NMS) code: TBD

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