The Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati Community Pharmacy Residency Programs offer unique and challenging post-graduate training intended to develop advanced skills in community pharmacy practice.
This PGY1/PGY2/MS program builds on the strength of the accredited Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program by expanding the experience in pharmacy management and administration with a PGY2 residency and a Master’s degree in Health Outcomes or Pharmacy Leadership. The resident will lead several longitudinal projects that will improve the quality of care provided at Kroger pharmacies and further the business model for pharmacy. The focus of this program is to create leaders in community pharmacy practice who have both the clinical experience and management knowledge that is needed to continue to advance the profession.
The first year of the PGY1/PGY2 residency follows the accredited PGY1 format with an increased emphasis on practice management and incorporation of the curriculum for the Master’s degree. The resident will engage in longitudinal learning experiences in direct patient care, academia, patient centered dispensing and pharmacy management and complete a major project involving the advancement of community pharmacy practice. In the second year, the resident works on cross-functional teams with Corporate Pharmacy, the Cincinnati-Dayton Division, and other collaborating departments as appropriate including corporate benefits, information systems & services, marketing, and the company’s pharmacy benefits manager. The opportunity to obtain Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and develop techniques and tools focused on quality process improvement also exists. Residents will gain valuable experience in clinical service development and pharmacy operations while working closely with Corporate Pharmacy leadership. Day-to-day activities will build upon knowledge gained in the first year and give the resident the opportunity to participate in a wide array of business processes at the Corporate and Division level.
Program Features: - Two year program: PGY1/PGY2 residency with an emphasis in community pharmacy management - Master’s Degree - Teaching Certificate Program - Opportunity to learn and work with a Fortune Top 50 Corporation - Additional experience in leadership, advocacy, operations management, merchandising, service development and oversight, and quality assurance and improvement
Masters in Health Outcomes: The goal of the Masters in Health Outcomes program is to train interdisciplinary scholars with expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, economics, business and quantitative analysis who can apply these skills to conduct research for improving the health of patients. This relatively new research area is expanding rapidly due to increased demand from for qualified scientists with a background in the social and administrative areas of pharmaceutical sciences. Thesis topics for the Masters will include community pharmacy application, with a focus on improving health outcomes for patients.
Masters in Pharmacy Leadership: The goal of the Masters in Pharmacy Leadership program is to train pharmacists for advanced management and administration leadership roles – including coordinator roles as a supervisor, manager, or director of pharmacy positions in all practice settings. The program combines curriculum with courses provided by the College of Pharmacy, the College of Business, and the College of Allied Health. This new program is structured to provide leadership and professional development training in a series of health care business and management courses to prepare pharmacists for career advancement in numerous health care roles. Residents will lead and conduct an independent project based on a management or leadership opportunity relevant to their practice.
Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 8th, 2018. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Requirements for application include:
- Graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
- Minimum of 6 months work experience in a community pharmacy setting
- Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the state of Ohio
- Eligible to apply to the University of Cincinnati Graduate Programs
Interested applicants should submit the following materials via e-mail to Stacey Frede, Residency Program Director: a letter of intent, CV, three letters of recommendation, and an official copy of all transcripts.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend for the first year is $49,000. In the second year, the resident receives an increase in residency stipend based on results of performance evaluation system.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Kroger Co. is one of the largest retailers in the
United States based on annual sales, holding a top 20 ranking on the Fortune 500 list.
Kroger is also the fifth-largest pharmacy operator in the United States in number of locations,
operating retail pharmacies in over 2,200 stores.
Aside from dispensing safe, accurate, and appropriate medications, Kr...oger Pharmacy is
committed to providing a holistic, personalized, quality health experience to our patients. Our everyday services include: vaccinations, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), and a variety of health
screenings. In addition, many of our pharmacies offer more intensive education and management programs such as diabetes and heart healthy coaching, diabetes self-management education (DSME), fitness, nutrition and weight management, and smoking cessation. These programs have been
proven to reduce emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and total health care costs. Kroger Pharmacy has received industry recognition for its execution of MTM services in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Kroger has also been honored by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation as the Pinnacle Award recipient in 2014 for innovations that improve the medication use process. Most recently, Kroger was bestowed the H.A.B Dunning Award by APhA for its contributions to the profession of