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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
Jill Reynoldson

PGY2 Psychiatric pharmacy residency director

Jill Reynoldson, PharmD, BCPP, DPLA

Phone: 913-574-3720

Fax: 913-574-3725

Meet our resident

Claire Herbst

Claire Herbst, PGY2: Psychiatry

Hometown: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Pharmacy school: Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

PGY1: The University of Kansas Health System

Clinical interests: Psychiatry, substance use disorders, pain management

Hobbies: Calligraphy, hanging out with my cat, getting queso with my co-residents

Research project: Treatment of Methamphetamine-induced Psychosis and Long-term Outcomes

Why I chose The University of Kansas Health System: When I started my PGY1, I was impressed at the health system’s commitment to culture. Throughout my PGY1, I discovered the passion the preceptors have not only for their patients, but also for their students and residents. The pharmacy culture and the commitment of the health system to expanding mental health services are why I wanted to stay on at The University of Kansas Health System to complete my PGY2.

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

  • Orientation
  • Inpatient adult psychiatry (12 weeks, divided in 2 rotations)
  • Inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry (8 weeks)
  • Consult liaison psychiatry (5 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Outpatient psychiatry (longitudinal)
  • Quality and administration (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.

  • 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: January 3
  • 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

National matching services (NMS) code: 620566

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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