Residency Programs

PGY1/PGY2 Residency with Master's Degree in Health Outcomes - UC/Kroger

The University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in collaboration with Kroger Pharmacy offers a PGY1/PGY 2 Residency Program with a Master’s Degree in Health Outcomes.

Residents will be selected to complete a 2-year program beginning July 1. This residency program offers a unique and challenging post-graduate training opportunity intended to develop research and teaching skills to enable the graduate to have an academic career focusing on health outcomes research related to community pharmacy practice.

Under the guidance of experienced faculty, resident will obtain training and gain experience in many aspects of health outcomes research including generating research ideas, working as part of and learning to lead a research team, grant writing, research design and data collection, data analysis, and publishing skills.  The resident will also gain additional training and experience, beyond a teaching certificate program, in skills related to teaching and becoming an effective part of an academic community.  During the residency, the fellow will continue to gain experience in clinical pharmacy services in order to further refine skills and contribute to a future vision of pharmacy.


Program Components


  • Complete a major project related to outcomes research in community pharmacy.
  • Participate as part of project teams for the PGY1 pharmacy residents and be lead preceptor for at least one team in second year
  • Co-author publications related to community pharmacy research


  • Participate in Skills Laboratory, Self-Care and other courses related to community pharmacy practice.
  • Participate in the Preparing Future Faculty program at the University of Cincinnati
  • Participate in the preceptorship of PGY1 pharmacy residents and PharmD students
  • As an adjunct faculty member of college of pharmacy attend and participate in faculty meetings, division meetings, retreats and serve on at least one college of pharmacy committee.

Pharmacy Practice

  • Work one day per week providing clinical services as a member of the Kroger clinical team.


  • Funded to attend AACP, APhA and OPA annual meetings
  • Expected to also attend local and regional pharmacy meetings


  • PharmD degree from an accredited college of pharmacy

Residency Benefits

Benefits include health insurance, vacation, professional and education leave, graduate scholarship for tuition and fees and financial assistance to attend professional meetings. The resident will be provided with a two-year appointment as an Adjunct Instructor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

Master of Science Coursework (suggested)



Introduction to Biostatistics


Introduction to Epidemiology


Health Survey Research


Intro to Health Outcomes Research for the Clinical Practitioner




Research Methods in Pharmacy Administration


Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy




Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials


Decision Analysis & Cost-Effectiveness Analysis


Ethics – Science Integrity


Thesis Research





Application Process

Prospective candidates must be graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy, complete a graduate application, complete GRE exam and provide supporting documentation.  This includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, copies of college transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.  Preference will be given to candidates whose completed application materials are received by

January 15, 2018.  Select applicants will be invited for on-site interviews in January or February, 2018.

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Pam Heaton, PhD.

Chair and Professor

Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy

University of Cincinnati



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