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Pharmacy Residency
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Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency

The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to become a competent psychiatric pharmacy practitioner. This postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) residency program is designed to transition postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) residency graduates from generalist practice to specialized practice focused on the mental healthcare of patients in numerous settings. These include inpatient adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry and neurology.

Residency program purpose statement

The psychiatric pharmacy residency aims to provide educational and training experiences for pharmacists in the fundamentals of exemplary contemporary psychiatric pharmacy practice in an integrated healthcare system.

  • Length of program: 12 months (approximately July-June)
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

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

The University of Kansas Health System
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160

PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency director
Jill Reynoldson, PharmD, BCPP, DPLA

Phone: 913-588-8854

Fax: 913-588-2156

The psychiatric pharmacy residency learning experience

The PGY2 psychiatric pharmacy residency at The University of Kansas Health System is tailored to the interests and the career goals of each resident. The residency year is organized into rotational and longitudinal experiences as described below.

Required rotational experiences available

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient adult psychiatry (8 weeks)
  • Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry (8 weeks)
  • Consult liaison psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient psychiatry (longitudinal)
  • Advanced independent practice (last 2 weeks of rotation)
  • Clinical research (4 weeks)

Elective rotational experiences

These may be worked into the resident's schedule based on their interests at the discretion of the residency director.

  • Psychiatry administration (4 weeks)
  • Academia (4 weeks)
  • Geriatric psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Emergency psychiatry (4 weeks)
  • Substance use disorder (4 weeks)
  • Poison center/toxicology (4 weeks)

Longitudinal experiences

  • Research
    • Present results of major research project at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference and prepare a manuscript for publication.
  • Teaching and precepting
    • Precept PharmD students and residents.
    • Present lecture(s) at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.

Application information



  • Application deadline: December 26
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to residency start date or July 15 at latest

Checklist for application

  • Letter of intent
    • Topics to consider: Why you want to pursue this particular residency, why you have chosen our program, and personal goals the program would help you accomplish
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • ASHP resident matching program registration
  • Application for employment: View job postings

National matching services (NMS) code: 689252

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