Pharmacy Residency
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Pharmacy Informatics Residency

The University of Kansas Health System offers a 25 month post-PharmD training program specializing in health-system pharmacy informatics. The first year focusing on pharmacy practice is described as "an organized, directed, postgraduate training program that centers on development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to pursue rational drug therapy." The second year will build off clinical and leadership skills developed in year one, focusing on patient-centered specialty training in health-system pharmacy informatics.

Residency program purpose statement

To provide postgraduate training in the provision of direct patient care to multiple patient populations. Residents will develop effective written and verbal communication skills in order to provide education to, and interaction with, patients, students, and a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers. To help develop leadership skills, in preparation for their own clinical pharmacy practice, the resident will demonstrate and continue to develop their leadership skills through professionalism and focusing on quality improvement.

The purpose of the informatics program is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for enhancing medication use processes across the continuum of care through use of health information technology. Experiential training opportunities in informatics fundamentals, pharmacy automation, clinical decision support, data analytics, project management, end-user trainer, and leadership and management are key components of this program. This 2-year program builds on the foundational skills learned through a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency, combining clinical skills and knowledge with effective use of health information technology in order to positively impact the safety, quality, and efficiency of pharmacy practices.

  • Length of program: 25 weeks (approx. June-July)
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $48,000
  • Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
Department of Pharmacy
4000 Cambridge St., Mail Stop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160

Informatics Residency Director

Allyce Schenk, PharmD, BCPS

Phone: 913-588-2820

The pharmacy informatics residency learning experience

Year 1 (weeks of rotation)

  • Orientation – hospital and pharmacy (5)
  • Central and transitions of care staffing and training (3)
  • Acute care (5)
  • Specialty care (5)
  • Critical care (5)
  • IT certification and staffing (8)
  • Advanced independent practice* (6)
  • Operations and automation (5)
  • Medication safety & formulary management (6)
  • Elective (5)

*Advanced independent (AIP)

Rotation PGY1 pharmacy residents will participate in a 6-week AIP rotation. The resident will complete 4 weeks of rotation with a preceptor and then for 2 weeks the resident will practice independently as the clinical pharmacist for that service. This rotation can be in either an acute care or critical care rotation.

Year 2

  • Ambulatory EHR management
  • Inpatient EHR management
  • Oncology and infusion services EHR management
  • Clinical decision support
  • Medication safety
  • Medication management
  • Pharmacy informatics leadership
  • Lean management principles
  • Healthcare informatics certificate*

*Healthcare informatics certificate

Residents will complete a healthcare informatics certification program during the second year of residency, paid for by The University of Kansas Health System, that will help introduce high level healthcare informatics topics.

Application requirements

PHORCAS

  • PHORCAS residency program application
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental materials
    • Photo
    • Essay questions
    • Example of a project completed on a rotation (PowerPoint, poster document)
  • Application for employment
  • ASHP resident matching program registration

Deadlines

  • All application materials must be received by January 2
  • 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

  • Early June: Residency orientation
  • Early June: Resident meet and greet

National Matching Services (NMS) code: TBD

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