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Pharmacy Informatics Residency

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Residency program purpose statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

The postgraduate year 2 (PGY2) informatics residency at The University of Kansas Health System builds on the foundational skills learned through a PGY1 pharmacy residency, combining clinical skills and knowledge with effective use of health information technology to positively impact the safety, quality and efficiency of pharmacy practices.

The purpose of the informatics residency 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 training and leadership and management are key components of this program.

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

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $56,000
  • Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
11300 Corporate Ave.
Suite 130
Lenexa, KS 66219
Allyce Schenk

Informatics residency program director

Allyce Schenk, PharmD, BCPS

Phone: 913-588-2820

The pharmacy informatics residency learning experience

Required learning experiences

  • Hospital and informatics orientation (12 weeks)
    • Epic Willow Inpatient Certification will be obtained
  • Inpatient electronic health record (EHR) management (12 weeks)
  • Ambulatory EHR management (4 weeks)
    • Optional Willow Ambulatory proficiency
  • Oncology and infusion services EHR management (4 weeks)
    • Optional Beacon proficiency
  • Pharmacy informatics leadership (4 weeks)
  • Reporting and analytics (4 weeks)
  • Elective (4-6 weeks)
  • Willow Inpatient On-Call (2 weeks)

Elective learning experiences

  • Repeating or lengthening required learning experiences

Additional opportunities

  • Residents are encouraged to participate in local and national pharmacy organizations such as GKCSHP, KCHP, ASHP, ACCP.
  • Residents are matched with a coach for the year who works directly with the resident and residency program leadership to support the resident’s successful completion of their residency.
  • University of Kansas School of Pharmacy offers a teaching certificate for local residents that residents are invited to participate in. The resident is also offered the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at the school of pharmacy, regardless of whether the teaching certificate is obtained.
  • Residents participate in the education and precepting of pharmacy students and serve as co-preceptors for pharmacy students on clinical rotations.
  • The informatics pharmacy resident may complete a healthcare informatics certification program, such as that offered through ASHP.

Application requirements

Informational sessions


  • PhORCAS residency program application
  • Letter of intent
    • Please consider describing what goal(s) you feel this particular program will help you achieve.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • College transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Supplemental materials as outlined in the ASHP residency program directory
  • Application for employment
  • ASHP resident-matching program registration


  • All application materials must be received by the due date listed on the ASHP residency program directory.
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas within 60 days of the start of the residency.

National Matching Services (NMS) code: 272520

ASHP Program Code: 62011

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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