University of Kansas and Balls Food Stores PGY1 Community-Based Residency
University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and Balls Food Stores
Location: Kansas City metro, Kansas
The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Balls Food Stores, offers a 53-54 week PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency training program. The residency focuses on providing care to patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and dyslipidemia in a community pharmacy. The residency also provides experience administering immunizations and providing MTM services as well as ambulatory care experience in a lipid specialty clinic and geriatrics clinic. Didactic lecturing, practice based research and a business plan are among the residency requirements. Additionally, the residents have the option of participating in a Teaching and Learning Curriculum through the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.
Staffing Requirements: Each resident is required to staff an average of about 10 hours per week at their specific store for the duration of the residency - this includes weekday and every third weekend staffing commitments.
Projects/Presentations: Each resident is required to complete a practice related research project. This project will be submitted as a poster presentation to the APhA Annual Meeting and presented as a podium presentation at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference in May. The resident is also required to prepare and submit a manuscript for successful completion of the residency.
Teaching: Residents are required to deliver at least two didactic lectures to first year University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students. Additionally, residents will gain teaching experience through small group topic discussions and interactions with APPE students throughout the residency year. A Teaching Certificate Program is available for those residents with a teaching interest.
Membership Requirements: Residents for Balls Food and the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy are required to purchase a membership to APhA, ASHP and KPhA during the residency year.
Application requirements: Apply through PhORCAS. Applicants must graduate from an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy, eligible to take the NAPLEX by July 15, Participate in the ASHP Match program. Application materials: current CV, letter of intent, college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation