Residency Programs

PGY1 Community Pharmacy with a focus on the Underserved 

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 underserved communities.

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

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

Saint Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy

The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy provides a last resort safety net for those who have no other way to access their prescription medications. Opened in September 2006, The St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy is the only pharmacy in southwest Ohio dedicated to providing medication at no expense to the patient and professional pharmaceutical care to people in need from Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties. In this setting, pharmacists provide retail and clinical pharmacy services at no charge to the indigent, both uninsured and underinsured, patients of the Southwest Ohio area.

The resident will be involved in providing direct patient care through Medication Therapy Management, staffing responsibilities, and precepting pharmacy students. In addition, the resident will lead a direct patient care research project, as well as assist in projects involving quality improvement, pharmacy management, and prescription drug procurement.

Residents will have the opportunity to interact with indigent patients of Cincinnati with varying levels of need and access to quality healthcare. In addition, the resident will interact with healthcare providers and non-profit organization leaders committed to providing care for the underserved.

Preceptors: Mike Espel RPh and Rusty Curington PharmD, BC-ADM
Location: 1125 Bank Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45214

 

The Cincinnati Health Department

The Cincinnati Health Department operates health centers throughout the city with on-site medical, dental, behavioral, pharmacy and laboratory services. These health centers serve more than 35,000 patients, a majority of whom are indigent, working poor, homeless or uninsured. The resident's home base will be Northside Health Center located in the Northside Community of Cincinnati described as a unique blend of classic homes, eclectic and traditional businesses and entertainment venues. Northside is the place to be for those who want an urban environment yet also the ability to connect with neighbors.

The resident will be involved in all operations of a federally qualified health center including: staffing and day to day management of pharmacy operations and direct patient care activities focusing on diabetes, smoking cessation, poly pharmacy and cardiovascular risk reduction. A year-long research project will be completed as part of this learning experience.

The resident will serve as a member of the Primary Care Clinic’s multidisciplinary team, dedicated to optimizing drug therapy to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Pharmacists meet with patients individually and provide consultative recommendations through direct inter-professional interactions with the prescribers and a shared electronic medical record. Residents will also have opportunities to interact with patients of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, and gain experience in working directly with physicians and other health professionals.

Preceptor: Jon Burns, PharmD
Location: 3917 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223

 

Five Rivers Health Center

Five Rivers Health Centers began on May 23, 2011 as a medical home for the low-income patients of Dayton, Ohio by providing both primary and specialty care services to patients through the academic rotations for the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (WSUBSOM) residency and fellowship programs. In 2013, the services expanded adding pediatrics, pharmacy and dental. Expansion in 2015 added the Samaritan Homeless Clinic. Collectively, these sites provide medical and dental, and behavioral health care at eight (8) convenient Dayton locations. Combined Five Rivers Health Centers currently serves over 20,878 patients with over 78,653 visits in the Greater Dayton community.

The resident will be involved in all operations of a 340b pharmacy located at the MedSurg Clinic including staffing and day to day management of pharmacy operations as well as participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee. Direct patient care activities focusing on medication therapy management for both primary care clinic patients and the homeless population, collaborative drug therapy management, as well as participation in a transitions of care clinic to establish primary care for those recently discharge from an inpatient setting. Opportunities for engagement with specialty clinics, such as HIV, Gastrointestinal and Neurology are also available based on resident's interest. A year-long research prospective project will be completed as part of this learning experience.

The resident will serve as a member of the Primary Care Clinic’s multidisciplinary team, dedicated to optimizing drug therapy to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Pharmacists meet with patients individually and provide consultative recommendations through direct inter-professional interactions with the prescribers and a shared electronic medical record. Residents will also have opportunities to interact with patients of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, and gain experience in working directly with physicians, medical residents, social workers/behavioral health specialists and other health professionals.

Preceptors: Anne Metzger PharmD, BPS and Nicole Crase PharmD
Location: 725 Ludlow Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402

 

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.

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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:

  • Annual stipend of $47,476
  • 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

MORE INFORMATION

 

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

James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy 
University of Cincinnati 3225 Eden Ave. 
306A Wherry Hall Cincinnati, OH 45267 

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