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Community Pharmacy Residency:
Overview
Benefits
Training Venues
Program Preceptors
Current Pharmacy Residents
Application Requirements and Interview

Fellowship in Community Pharmacy Research and M.S. in Health Outcomes Research:
Purpose
Qualifications
Program Structure
Components
Application Process
Outcomes Fellowship:
Background
Purpose
Overview and Objectives
Applicant


Residency Overview

Kroger Pharmacy, Cincinnati-Dayton KMA in collaboration with The University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, is conducting a Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Residents will be selected for one year of training that will begin on July 1, 2013.

The Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati Community Pharmacy Residency Program offers a unique and challenging post-graduate training opportunity intended to develop advanced skills in community pharmacy practice and to shape the future leaders of the profession. Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Deliver high-quality patient care in a variety of areas including disease state management, patient education, and wellness promotion
  • Work collaboratively with health care providers, community organizations, employers, and insurers
  • Educate and precept pharmacy students in the classroom and in practice
  • Perform the duties of a manager in the community pharmacy setting while leading the advancement and expansion of community pharmacy practice

Graduates of this program will be well qualified to manage a community pharmacy with integrated patient care services and to obtain faculty positions within colleges of pharmacy.

The residency program consists of longitudinal learning experiences in direct patient care, teaching, and practice management in a community pharmacy; direct patient care in ambulatory clinic settings; participation in the University of Cincinnati's Certificate Teaching Program; teaching in the J. Richard Wuest Family Pharmacy Practice Skills Center; and completion of a major project which involves the advancement of community pharmacy practice.

Each resident has a primary training site at a Kroger Patient Care Center Pharmacy. The majority of each resident's training is conducted at their primary training site. Residents also spend approximately one day per week at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, and have rotational experiences at the St. Elizabeth Family Practice Center and Kroger Corporate offices. Elective practice sites are also available.

Residency Benefits

Benefits include an annual stipend of $49,000, health insurance, one-week vacation, professional and education leave, and financial assistance to attend professional meetings. The resident will be provided with a one-year appointment as an Adjunct Instructor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

Residency Training Venues

Kroger Pharmacy - Cincinnati KMA

Kroger Pharmacy is a large supermarket chain that operates more than 100 pharmacy departments within the greater Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati/Dayton Kroger Marketing Area is committed to the provision of patient care and the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. Innovative pharmacy designs, including private counseling rooms, allow for improved pharmacist-patient communication. Immunizations and medication therapy management are offered at all pharmacies in the KMA. Additionally, more than 90 pharmacies offer health screenings using point of care testing.

Thirty Patient Care Center Pharmacies have been established and offer more advanced patient care services provided by a team of clinical pharmacists. These additional services include smoking cessation, diabetes self-management education, diabetes coaching, heart disease coaching, and fitness, nutrition, and weight management. Collaborative relationships have been built with various providers to allow the highest level of care. The Hyde Park, Anderson Towne Center, Queen City, and Blue Ash locations have served as residency training sites. Kroger Pharmacy is contracted with a number of self-insured employer groups and payers to provide many of these patient care services, adding to the success of these programs.

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, J. Richard Wuest Family Pharmacy Practice Skills Center

The Skills Center is an integral component of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program at the University of Cincinnati. Students rotate through stations that are utilized to provide practical experience and problem solving in sterile preparations, patient counseling, patient assessment, self-care, and drug information. Students develop pharmacy practice skills with increasing complexity over the two consecutive semester courses. Residents teach pharmacy students in small groups about ambulatory care issues including, but not limited to blood pressure measurement, immunizations, diabetes patient care, and patient counseling.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Family Practice Center

The Family Practice Center of St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a large family physician office with 24 resident physicians and a panel of faculty members. The Family Practice Center offers a broad scope of services across the continuum of care including obstetrics, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, adult, geriatric, behavioral health counseling and holistic medicine. Clinical pharmacy services are comprised of direct patient care activities as well as teaching responsibilities. The clinical pharmacist serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to optimizing drug therapy to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Pharmacy residents learn to work closely with physicians, medical residents and other health practitioners in the delivery of care to patients.

Residency Program Preceptors

The residency program is administered and conducted by highly trained and experienced faculty with a strong vision for the future of community pharmacy practice. They are dedicated to providing each resident with an optimal learning opportunity so that the resident is able to progress to his/her full capabilities.

Stacey Frede, PharmD, CDE

Stacey Frede is the Residency Director for the Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati Community Pharmacy Residency Program, Clinical Pharmacist with Kroger Pharmacy Cincinnati-Dayton KMA, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Frede earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Dayton in 2000 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2004. She completed the APhA-ASHP accredited University of Cincinnati/Kroger Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program with Emphasis in Community Care, becoming the first program graduate. Her residency project, "A Community Pharmacy Based Fitness, Nutrition, and Weight Management Program", was awarded the inaugural Daniel A. Herbert Incentive Grant by the APhA Foundation.

Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Frede accepted a position with Kroger as a Patient Care Pharmacist and served as a residency preceptor and site coordinator at the Hyde Park site. The following year, Dr. Frede was promoted to Residency Coordinator, overseeing the residency program for Kroger. Dr. Frede has continued to serve as a preceptor in the areas of project, practice management, and direct patient care for more than 15 residents. Dr. Frede became the Residency Director in September 2011, and her major practice responsibilities include: residency development, resident, pharmacy intern, and pharmacy extern preceptorship, direct patient care, teaching, and development and implementation of clinical services for Kroger. She became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2011. Her research interests include diabetes, disease prevention, transitions in care, interprofessional practice, and advancement of community pharmacy.

Shauna M. Buring, B.S., Pharm.D

Shauna Buring is Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of the J. Richard Wuest Family Pharmacy Practice Skills Center, University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She is the residency preceptor for the Skills Center longitudinal learning experience.

Dr. Buring received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1991 and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1996. She completed an ASHP accredited Drug Information Residency at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in 1997. Before coming to the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Buring spent four years in academia at Auburn University, teaching drug information and developing the Auburn University, Drug Information & Learning Resource Center.

Dr. Buring joined the University of Cincinnati faculty in 2001 as Director of Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab. Her activities include the development and assessment of instructional activities that focus on performance-based assessment of students. She has administrative responsibility for community partnerships and personnel recruitment for the Pharmacy Practice Skills Lab. Dr. Buring is Director of Curriculum Assessment and her research interests include instructional design and assessment, self-care, and drug literature evaluation and biostatistics.

Erin R. Puening, PharmD, CDE

Erin Puening is a residency preceptor and patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy Cincinnati/Dayton KMA. Her role as a residency preceptor is to provide training and guidance for the resident at the primary site. As a patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy, Erin manages the Patient Care Clinic at the Hyde Park Kroger location.

Dr. Puening graduated from The University of Toledo in 2006 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. She completed the APhA-ASHP accredited University of Cincinnati/Kroger Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program with Emphasis in Community Care in 2007-2008. After completing the residency, Dr. Puening practiced as a patient care pharmacist at the Queen City Kroger pharmacy. While there, she helped the practice grow, as well as integrate the pharmacy staff to patient care. In 2009, she became the residency preceptor at the Hyde Park Kroger pharmacy. She became a certified diabetes educator in 2011. Her major practice responsibilities include residency precepting, providing patient care, and integrating the pharmacy staff to patient care. Her research interests include heart disease, diabetes, and nutrition.

Shelly Rosser, PharmD

Shelly Rosser is a residency preceptor and patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy Cincinnati/Dayton KMA. Her role as a residency preceptor is to provide training and guidance for the resident in the primary site. As a patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy, Shelly manages the Patient Care Clinic at the Blue Ash Kroger location.

Dr. Rosser graduated from the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy in Cincinnati, OH in 2009 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Dr. Rosser pursued and completed the University of Cincinnati/Kroger Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program in 2009-2010. After completing her residency training, she accepted a position with the Kroger Company as a patient care pharmacist and practiced at the Dent location. At the end of 2010, Dr. Rosser transferred to the Blue Ash location to assume the responsibility of residency preceptor and patient care manager. Her practice interests include mental health, health coaching, and disease prevention.

Rachel Bowen, PharmD

Rachel Bowen is a residency preceptor and patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy Cincinnati/Dayton KMA. Her role as a residency preceptor is to provide training and guidance for the resident in the primary site. As a patient care manager for Kroger Pharmacy, Rachel manages the Patient Care Clinic at the Queen City Kroger location.

Dr. Bowen graduated from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2010. Following graduation, Dr. Bowen pursued and completed the University of Cincinnati/Kroger Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program in 2010-2011. After completing her residency training, she accepted a position with the Kroger Company as a patient care pharmacist and practiced at the North College Hill location. At the end of 2011, Dr. Bowen transferred to the Queen City location to assume the position of patient care manager and later, residency preceptor. Her practice interests include prevention and management of chronic disease states and motivating patients toward positive change.

Pamela C. Heaton, B.S., M.S., PhD.

Pam Heaton is Chair and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences. She is a preceptor for the research project component of the residency program. Her current research focus is on the use of databases to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes of drug therapy for patients in a variety of disease areas such as asthma, adolescent depression or transplant.

Dr. Heaton received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1985. After several years of practicing pharmacy and working at the corporate level of a large pharmacy chain, she returned to graduate school and completed her Master's in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 1998 and Doctorate in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in 2003 at the University of Cincinnati.

In September 2003, Dr. Heaton joined the faculty of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Heaton is responsible for the Pharmacy Ethics course and co-teaches in Pharmacoeconomics. She is funded to conduct health outcomes research. She currently has several PhD students in Health Outcomes. She also has a MS/fellow in community pharmacy in partnership with Kroger Pharmacy.

Kelly Epplen, PharmD, BCACP

Kelly Epplen is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy. She is the residency preceptor for the longitudinal patient care experience at the St. Elizabeth Family Practice Center.

Dr. Epplen received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. She began her career at the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, where her primary role was the development and implementation of ambulatory clinical pharmacy services across the health system. She was instrumental in developing pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics and pharmacotherapy clinics at University Hospital, Cincinnati, as well as the St. Elizabeth Hospitals of Northern Kentucky. She became a board certified anticoagulation care provider in 2001. Her responsibilities have included teaching and patient care (managing patients with hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, chronic and acute anticoagulation, and other common adult disease states).

In addition, she has served as the program director for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program at The University Hospital, Cincinnati, and as the Program Director for the PGY1 Residency Program at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky. She joined the University of Cincinnati faculty in 2009. She provides direct patient care at the Family Practice Center of St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and has publications in the areas of ambulatory clinical pharmacy practice.

Current Pharmacy Residents

Taylor Garber, PharmD

Taylor Garber earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in 2012 from Ohio Northern University located in Ada, Ohio. While at ONU, she was an active member of APhA-ASP, NCPA, and OPA. Taylor was also a proud member of both ONU Women's Track and Field and Soccer teams. During her progression through pharmacy school, Taylor originally wanted to pursue a residency pertaining to hospital pharmacy, until she experienced the clinical services that could be delivered in the community pharmacy setting. Taylor's professional interests include: mental health, working with the underserved population, and developing disease state management programs. Her current research project focuses on increasing patient recruitment and subsequent enrollment into an existing smoking cessation program. Taylor enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running, and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals!

Andrea Santoro, PharmD

Andrea Santoro is a 2012 graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. She began her career with Kroger Pharmacy in 2003. Andrea has always been actively involved in her profession and advancing community pharmacy. During pharmacy school she served as the NCPA chapter president and as a national member of the Student Leadership Council. Her career interests include implementing and progressing clinical roles in community pharmacy. Andrea's current research project focuses on using performance measures as a way to evaluate quality of care in community pharmacy. Her research project is entitled "Utilizing Quality Measures in a Community Pharmacy to Improve Patient Care". In her spare time, Andrea enjoys cheering the Kentucky Wildcats on to victory!

Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Residency Projects 2004 - 2011

YEAR

Resident

Project Title

2011/12

Bonnie Hui-Callahan

The Impact of a Pay for Performance Model for Diabetic Customers in a Grocery Store Setting

2011/12

Kimberly Arvin*

Development and Implementation of a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Management Program in a Large, Community Chain Pharmacy

2011/12

Amy Honebrink

The Impact of a Mandatory Counseling Program in a Community Pharmacy

2010/11

Rachel Shepard

Evaluating the impact of health literacy on health outcomes and patient perceptions of counseling

2010/11

Joseph Wedig

Building the Pharmacist-Physician Relationship in the Community Setting

2010/11

Erin Cournoyer

Evaluation of a Community Pharmacy-Based Comprehensive Foot Examination Program For Patients With Diabetes

2009/10

Shelly Rosser

Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Pharmacist-Conducted Screening and Educational Intervention for Depression.

2009/10

Leah Fuller

A Pharmacist Managed Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Screening in a Community Setting.

2009/10

Michael Pleiman

Quality of Chronic Disease Management and Community Pharmacy; A Review of the Literature.

2008/09

Jenny Endres*

Comparison of a Pharmacist-Administered and a Pharmacist-Facilitated Community Herpes Zoster Immunization Program.

2008/09

Jennifer Hendricks

Development of an Innovative Employer-Preceptor Training Program in a Patient-Centered Grocery Chain Pharmacy.

2008/09

Cameron Romans**

A Pharmacist-Initiated Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening Program Based in a Community Pharmacy Setting.

2007/08

Laura Lim

Expanding a community pharmacy based fitness, nutrition, and weight management program in a multi-site grocery chain pharmacy.

2007/08

Erin Puening*

A comparison of cognitive services training techniques for pharmacists in a large, community pharmacy chain: live workshop versus computer-based methods.

2006/07

Jamie Fitch*

Development and Implementation of a Medication Therapy Management Service for Patients with Diabetes, Hypertension, and/or Dyslipidemia in a Grocery Store Chain Pharmacy.

2006/07

Natalie Sims**

Development and Implementation of a Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment Program in a Grocery Chain Pharmacy.

2005/06

Shawndra Jones*

Development and Implementation of an ADA Recognized Diabetes Self-Management Education Program in a Community Pharmacy.

2004/05

Stacey McNeal**

A Community Pharmacy Based Fitness, Nutrition, and Weight Management Program.

 

* APhA Foundation Incentive Grant Recipient
** APha Foundation Incentive Grant and Foundation Award Recipient

Residency Application and Interview

Prospective candidates must be graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy or on track to graduate from an accredited college before June 30th of the application year. The Kroger/University of Cincinnati Residency Program accepts applications through PhORCAS™. All standard elements in this system are required. In addition, the optional Narrative Comments on the Standardized Reference form must be completed by each reference. These questions may be addressed in a separate uploaded letter, or directly on the reference form. Preference will be given to candidates whose completed application materials are received by January 1, 2013. Select applicants will be invited for on-site interview in January or February, 2013. Information on the PhORCAS application system can be found at: http://www.ashp.org/phorcas

Residency Selection

The Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati Community Pharmacy Residency Program participates in the ASHP Residency Matching Program. Applicants will be selected based on academic record, practice experience, career goals, professional activities, and potential to have impact on pharmacy as a profession.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Stacey Frede, PharmD, CDE
Residency Director
Kroger Pharmacy
Cincinnati-Dayton KMA
150 TriCounty Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45246
Phone: (513) 782-3384
E-mail: stacey.frede@kroger.com

Fellowship in Community Pharmacy Research and M.S. in Health Outcomes Research

Fellowship Purpose

Program to develop research and teaching skills to enable the graduate to enter an academic career focusing on health outcomes research related to community pharmacy practice.

Under the guidance of experienced faculty, fellow 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 fellow will also gain additional training and experience, beyond a teaching certificate program, in skills related to teaching and in becoming an effective part of an academic community. During the fellowship, the fellow will continue to gain experience in community pharmacy, including provision of advanced patient services, in able to further refine skills and contribute to a future vision of pharmacy.

Fellowship Qualifications

  • Pharm.D degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Minimum PGY1 residency in community pharmacy or with an emphasis in ambulatory care

Fellowship Program Structure

Length:
Two years

Program Director:
Pam Heaton, Phd

Fellowship Components

Research:

  • Complete a major, externally funded, project related to outcomes research in community pharmacy. Participate in 2-3 smaller projects.
  • Participate as part of project teams for three pharmacy residents per year and be lead preceptor for at least one team in second year
  • Participate in analyzing Kroger clinical data.
  • Author/ co-author publications related to community pharmacy research


Teaching:

  • Participate in Skills Laboratory teaching, Over-the-Counter course 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:

  • Kroger pharmacy is a large supermarket chain that operates more than 100 pharmacy departments within the greater Cincinnati area. The Cincinnati Kroger Marketing Area is committed to the provision of patient care and the advancement of the profession of pharmacy. Immunizations and medication therapy management are offered at all pharmacies in the KMA. Additionally, more than 60 pharmacies offer health screenings using point of care testing.
  • Orientation to Kroger Pharmacy will be completed in the first 6-8 weeks of the fellowship. Length and hours spent in orientation depend on previous community experience, progress, and comfort with both staffing and clinical programs.
  • After orientation, the fellow will continue to work in community pharmacy:
    • One day/ week in the provision of advanced patient care services
    • Additional paid hours as a floater pharmacist


Meetings:

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


Benefits:

  • Fellowship Stipend (45K/ year)
  • Graduate studies support available for qualified candidates (tuition and fees)
  • Funding for 3 professional meetings per year

Master of Science Coursework (suggested)

Courses Credits
Biostatistics 4
Epidemiology 3
Health Survey Research 2
Research Methods in Pharmacy Administration 2
Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy 2
Research in Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2
Seminar 4
Ethics - Science Integrity 1
Thesis Research 10
Total 30

Fellowship Application Process

Prospective candidates must be graduates of an accredited college of pharmacy and a PGY1 residency or equivalent, complete a fellowship application, complete a graduate application and provide supporting documentation. This includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, copies of college transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to candidates whose completed application materials are received by January 15, 2013. Select applicants will be invited for on-site interviews.


Outcomes Fellowship

Background

The need for clinical pharmacist expertise in outcomes research is evidenced by the growing complexity and cost in healthcare. Practice continues to evolve and continued analysis is needed to identify practices and therapies that optimize outcome. Postgraduate Pharm.D. research fellowship have been developed to develop practitioners' research skills to meet the outcomes research needs in academia and clinical practice.

Purpose of Fellowship

The outcomes fellowship is designed to obtain advanced education, training, and expertise to become a competent outcomes researcher in clinical setting.

Outcomes and Objectives

This two-year post-doctoral fellowship is designed to train the individual to establish an independent and collaborative research practice in outcomes research. The primary focus during the fellowship will be research, however, a clinical practice will be maintained for 30% of the time allocation.

During the program, the fellow will receive training in protocol development, study design, outcomes research methodology, IRB processes, study coordination, data analysis, presentation of results and manuscript preparation. Experience will be gained in practice-based research and epidemiology study. The fellow will complete at least one first author, self-directed project, will be involved in at least 5 additional projects, and will participate in grant writing for research funding. The fellow is expected to present their research at national meetings and publish their research in top-quality peer-reviewed journals.

Coursework to enhance the research skills of the fellow will be done in biostatistics, pharmacoepidemiology, decision analysis and cost-effectiveness. This can be integrated throughout the fellowship resulting in a masters of science degree.

Practice component will be in an ambulatory setting, where the fellow will participate in the pharmacotherapeutic management of the patients as a part of a collaborative team. Additionally, the fellow will be involved in the process improvement and outcomes assessment practices within the practice setting.

The fellow will also participate in teaching, both precepting students as well as didactic education in the field of outcomes research.

Applicant

Applicants for the fellowship program should hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, a minimum one year pharmacy residency (or equivalent experience) and be eligible of license in the state of Ohio. A personal interview is required.

For further information, please contact:

Jill Martin-Boone, Pharm.D., FASHP
Clinical Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice
University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy
3225 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0004
Phone: 513-558-3703
Fax: 513-558-0731
Email: jill.boone@uc.edu


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