Community-Based Pharmacy (PGY1), KU/Dillons, Wichita, KS

The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, in partnership with Dillons Pharmacy (a division of Kroger), offers a 53 week PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program. Residents in this program will gain experience in Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, focusing on the development, provision, and evaluation of direct patient care services. The resident will work to develop advanced practice skills implementing and enhancing clinical services in the community pharmacy setting with additional teaching, leadership, and ambulatory care experiences.

Residency Program Purpose Statement

PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose: To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Individualized Program Description
This program will help to develop innovative clinical pharmacists who are able to provide advanced direct patient care, and serve as leaders and preceptors in a community-based pharmacy setting.

Residency Program Director (RPD): Bradley J. Newell, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP

Practice Site Coordinator (Dillons): Brent Rohling, Pharm.D.

Resident Yearly and Weekly Schedule Example (pdf)

Practice Areas:

  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Ambulatory Care at Ascension Medical Group Via Christi
  • Immunizations
  • Diabetes Management
  • Cardiovascular Disease Management and Heart Healthy Coaching
  • Pharmacy Service Development
  • Teaching at KU School of Pharmacy (Skills Lab)
  • Practice Based Research
  • Pharmacy Management/Administration

Length of Program: 53 weeks (Last week in June through the end of the following June)

Number of Positions: 1

Stipend (2017 – 2018): $49,000

Benefits: One week paid vacation, sick leave, health and dental insurance (provided by Dillons), travel allowance for professional meetings, and laptop provided for residency use.

Application Deadline: First Monday of January

Application Requirements:

  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited School of Pharmacy
  • Licensed pharmacist in the state of Kansas by July 15
  • Participation in the ASHP resident Matching Program (the “Match”)
  • Application materials submitted through the Pharmacy Online Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):
    • Current CV
    • Letter of Intent
    • 3 references
    • Pharmacy School transcripts

Dillons Pharmacy Overview:

Dillons Pharmacy, a division of the Kroger Co., has over 50 stores in Kansas, including 21 pharmacies in the greater Wichita area. The resident will spend the majority of their time working directly with Dillons’ Patient Care Pharmacists in Wichita to provide wellness services such as Medication Therapy Management (MTM), Point of Care Testing/Screening, and intensive education and disease state management programs (diabetes, heart healthy coaching, nutrition, weight management, and smoking cessation).

Ambulatory Care Experience:

The resident will spend one day per week participating in Ambulatory Care services at an Ascension Medical Group family medicine clinic. The resident will work alongside KU School of Pharmacy faculty and other health care providers at the clinic to provide clinical services, medication reconciliation, disease state management, drug information, and patient and provider education.


The resident will serve as an assistant in the Pharmacy Skills Lab at The University of Kansas, Wichita Campus one session per week. Additionally, the resident will have the opportunity to assist in Clinical Assessment course facilitation on the Wichita Campus. There will also be opportunities to co-precept fourth year pharmacy students on rotation throughout the residency year.

The resident will also participate in a Teaching and Learning Certificate Program with other Wichita-based residents through the KU School of Pharmacy. This will consist of monthly seminars and additional assignments, including didactic lectures, community education, and development of a teaching philosophy and/or teaching portfolio. The resident will also have the potential to earn an appointment as Affiliate Faculty at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.

Practice-Based Research:

Each resident will develop and complete a practice-based research project. KU School of Pharmacy faculty will serve as the resident’s preceptor for this portion of the residency. It is expected that the resident will present their research findings at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference, and will submit a manuscript for publication before completing the residency.

Additional Residency Experiences:

  • Professional Involvement and Advocacy
  • Additional management experiences and projects with Director of Pharmacy (Dillons)

Primary Preceptors:

  • Bradley J. Newell, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP (Clinical Assistant Professor, KU-SOP): Residency Program Director, Ambulatory Care, Teaching and Learning
  • Brent Rohling, Pharm.D. (Pharmacy Practice Coordinator, Dillons): Practice Site Coordinator, Organizational Management
  • Amy Robertson, Pharm.D., BCACP (Clinical Assistant Professor, KU-SOP): Professional Development and Research
  • Tasha Braun, Pharm.D. (Pharmacy Manager, Dillons): Patient-Care by Community Pharmacists
  • Connie Nuse, RPh (Pharmacy Manager, Dillons): Patient-Centered Medication Distribution & Pharmacy Management

Secondary Preceptors & Designees:

  • Robert Emerson, PharmD (Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor, KU-SOP): Teaching and Learning
  • Sue Robertson, RPh (Pharmacy Practice Coordinator, Dillons): Organizational Management
  • Kimberly Dodson, Pharm.D. (Clinical Assistant Professor, KU-SOP): Teaching and Learning
  • Brittany Melton, PhD, Pharm.D. (Associate Professor, KU-SOP): Professional Development and Research

For more information, please contact:

Bradley J. Newell, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP
Residency Program Director
1010 N Kansas – Suite 2331
Wichita, KS 67214

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