Residency Programs

PGY1 Community Pharmacy with a focus on Geriatric Populations

The PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program prepares residents to fill positions as clinical providers of advanced patient care services in community pharmacy settings with a focus on geriatrics.

The program will equip the resident to:

  • Provide culturally appropriate direct patient care services
  • Hone skills essential to becoming an integral part of a health care provider team
  • Educate patients, pharmacy students and providers
  • Develop leadership and health care improvement skills needed to advance community practice

Where can our Residency take you?

We have 100% placement rate for all graduates of our program prior to the completion of the residency year.  Click here to see where the training your receive from the University PGY1 Community-based Residency can take your career!

What makes us Unique?

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest Colleges of Pharmacy in the United States. We are located on the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center Campus with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences.

We have partnered with our community to offer 4 unique residency programs for 5 residents under the Community-Based residency umbrella. Each site is located in an underserved area of our community and helps fulfill the mission of our College: To Develop progressive pharmacy practitioners and researchers to lead the evolution of healthcare.

Residents spend four days a week at the community partner engaged in staffing/management, direct patient care and research activities and one day a week at the College engaged in a variety of academic and teaching experiences. Each experience is designed to provide the resident with a solid foundation for future practice and to be an agent of change for our profession. Come join us and be a BEARCAT!

Residency Schedule 

Residents spend 4 days/week at the residency site and 1 day a week at the James L Winkle College of Pharmacy. Residents will engaged in the academic and teaching learning experience at the college. This longitudinal experience is intended to provide foundational knowledge, training and practice for residents to enhance overall teaching skills. These skills will be developed to allow the residents to effectively teach all those whom they contact including patients, community members, health care professionals and health professions students. Training is provided as part of a teaching certificate program.

Each resident is paired with an experienced faculty member as their teaching mentor. Residents will be actively engaged in teaching pharmacy students in a variety of settings: large lectures, small group recitations, skills lab modules and elective courses. Health professions teaching is accomplished by providing continuing education sessions for pharmacists, nurses and others in the health professions (site dependent).

Beside mentoring APPE students, residents will be mentoring other health professions students during team-based extracurricular experiences. Besides one-one patient education, residents will educate the community during group health promotion/health education classes (site dependent).

Residency Positions

Medication Managers/LifeLine

Medication Mangers consultant pharmacists deliver patient focused and facility centric care through comprehensive customized medication management services to eliminate unnecessary medication, optimize formularies and streamline protocols. This results in less complicated medication regimens for long-term care, assisted living and developmentally disabled facilities leading to better patient outcomes, reduced hospitalizations and lower overall costs.

LifeLine24 is a privately owned, long-term care pharmacy specializing in high acuity patients/residents. This pharmacy services skilled nursing, assisted living and personal care facilities as well as rehabilitation hospitals and developmentally disabled home care locations. Started in 2007, LifeLine24 provides open lines of communication, excellent customer support and innovative technology while developing one-one relationships with every client, facility and provider. LifeLine24 services 2700 beds and fills over 300,000 prescriptions annually.

The resident will be involved in direct patient care activities through Medication Regimen Reviews (MRR) which are the monthly review of each patient's clinical status to evaluate, optimize, and streamline medication therapy. Staffing and management responsibilities including IV preparation, validation of physician orders, quality improvement projects, formulary management and drug therapy/monitoring protocol development. In addition, the resident will design, implement and evaluate a prospective research project as well as assist with other clinical projects within the various facilities.

The resident will have an opportunity to interact and collaborate with patients, family members, care givers as well the inter-professional team of health care providers (primary care providers, nurses and administrators) involved in care. In addition, the resident will to develop a novel business plan related to the implementation of their clinical project.

Preceptors: Chad Worz RPh- CEO Medication Managers, Craig Steins RPh- Consultant Pharmacist, Jody Hoffman PharmD- Pharmacy Manager, LifeLine24.

View the 2018-2019 Residency Handbook



Residency Application and Interview

Prospective candidates must be graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy or on track to graduate before June 30th of the application year.

The PGY-1 community-based residency program accepts applications through PHORCAS™. All standard elements in this system are required. Applications are due December 31st of the application year. Select applicants will be invited for on-site interviews in Janurary/February. Find information on the PHORCAS application.


Residency Selection

The PGY-1 Community Based Pharmacy Practice Residency at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH is accredited by the American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists. This Residency site participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program and agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.


Benefits Include:

  • Competitive annual stipend
  • One-year appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences
  • Vacation/Sick time - 10 days per year
  • Financial assistance to attend 4 professional meetings
  • Health insurance for individual/spouse and dependents which includes: Medical, dental, and vision
  • Contributions in Ohio Public Employee Retirement Systems (OPERS)
  • Tuition remission
  • Teaching Certificate Program



Bethanne Brown, PharmD, BCACP, TTS 
Associate Professor 
Residency Program Director (RPD) 
PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency
Phone: 1-513-558-8872 (office), 513-476-0229 (cell) 

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy 
University of Cincinnati 3225 Eden Ave. 
283 Kowalewski Hall, Cincinnati, OH 45267 

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