PGY1 Community Pharmacy with a focus on Geriatric Populations

Our program prepares residents to fill positions as clinical providers of advanced patient care services in communitybased pharmacy settings with a focus on underserved communities. The program will equip the resident to:

Community Pharmacy Resident
  • Provide culturally appropriate direct patient care services
    65% of your time is spent providing care to patients within our practice sites. You will be involved in one-one and group patient appointments for chronic disease state management, provide life-saving immunizations, help patients during transitions from hospital/nursing home to home and provide medications during patient centered dispensing activities
  • Hone skills essential to becoming an integral part of a health care provider team
    You will work with a variety of other health care providers- doctors, nurse practitioners, dieticians, nurses and medical assistants as part of a team providing  care to the underserved of our community. While in the pharmacy, you will lead both day to day operations as well as be involved in broader planning at the organizational level developing leadership and team work skills.
  • Educate patients/family members, health care providers, health professions and the community
    As part of your experience, you will be educating a variety of learners: pharmacy students in large lectures, small groups and skills lab modules as well as on APPE rotations; patients and caregivers in individual and group settings and community members in health promotion/education presentations as well as other health care professionals. At the end of the residency year, you will have completed all the requirements for a teaching certificate.
  • Develop leadership, research and health care improvement skills needed to advance community-based practice
    You will complete 3 year-long preceptor mentored projects that help advance the practice of pharmacy. From implementation and evaluation of a new clinical service to improving work- flow processes to creating a business plan to justify a new service, each project will be tailored to the needs of the practice site. Each project will be presented to a larger audience at national, state and local meetings.

ASHP/APhA Community-Based Residency Program Universal Purpose Statement

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The University of Cincinnati Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program

Our program prepares residents to fill positions as clinical providers of advanced patient care services in community-based pharmacy settings with a focus on underserved communities. The program will equip the resident to: 1. Provide culturally appropriate direct patient care services 2. Hone skills essential to becoming an integral part of a health care provider team 3. Educate patients/family members, health care providers, health professions and the community 4. Develop leadership, research and health care improvement skills needed to advance community-based practice. 

As a consultant pharmacist, you will be managing over 600 patients by reviewing their charts monthly to help manage a variety of disease states while building relationships with providers.  Your patients may be in long-term care or assisted living settings or in group homes. It is your job to balance treatment with quality to ensure optimal health outcomes for your patients

  • Direct Patient Care: 24 hours/week dedicated patient care activities as a consultant pharmacist delivering patient focused and facility centric care through comprehensive customized medication management services to eliminate unnecessary medication, optimize formularies and streamline protocols. You will have the 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).
  • Pharmacy Management: 12 to 15 hours/week will be spent at LifeLine24, a privately owned long term care pharmacy, managing all aspects of pharmacy operations as part of a pharmacy team specializing in high acuity patients/residents.
  • Teaching: 4 hours/week teaching a variety of learners including: pharmacy students, patients, providers and pharmacists/technicians.
  • Services: 4 hours/week leading research, business plan, and quality improvement teams to launch or improve clinical services.

Practice Partner Location

PO Box 377, Mason, Ohio 45040

Site Coordinators

Craig Steins RPh - Consultant Pharmacist
Jody Hoffman PharmD - Pharmacy Manager, LifeLine24

Preceptors

Joshua Postolski PharmD
Matthew Willoughby PharmD
Daniele Ibrahim PharmD
Kayle Mehlman PharmD, BCGP
Rick Hytree RPh

To Apply:

Application Materials:

Residency candidates must include:

  • Completed application using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Personal statement (e.g. letter of intent) specific to the site you are applying (ie St Vincent de Paul).
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official transcript for professional pharmacy education
  • Three references (using the online ASHP standard reference form) from individuals who can attest to your practice skills and abilities.  If currently employed, one letter must come from your internship site.  Preference given to letters of recommendation from Community or Ambulatory Care APPE rotation preceptors. 

Select candidates will be invited for an on-site interview in January or February. The PGY-1 Community Based Pharmacy Practice Residency at the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy 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.

December 31st of the application cycle.

  • Competitive Annual Stipend
  • Health Insurance
    • Individual/Spouse/Dependents
    • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Contributions in Ohio Public Employee Retirement Systems (OPERS).
  • Vacation/Sick time
  • Tuition Remission
  • Financial assistance to attend professional meetings
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • One-year appointment as a Clinical Instructor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Science

Residency Handbook

More Information

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Bethanne Brown

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Admin Sciences

283 Kowalewski Hall

513-558-8872

Bethanne Brown is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Pharmacy.  She received her B.S in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1989 and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 2004.  Dr. Brown is a registered pharmacist in both Indiana and Ohio. She is a board certified ambulatory care pharmacist  (BCACP) and Tobacco treatment specialist (TTS). Prior to starting her academic career in 2000, she worked in a variety of practice sites within the pharmacy profession including: community, acute patient care focusing on intensive care and operating room practice, and home infusion.  In 2000, she joined the College of Pharmacy to help in the development of a skills based, practice focused sequence of courses titled: Pharmacy Practice Skills Development.  Additional responsibilities include: MTM education, cultural competence/health disparities and service-learning experiences. Her current practice site is at the Cincinnati Health Department, Primary Care clinics. She is the diabetes educator and smoking cessation counselor providing one-on-one counseling for patients of this federally qualified health center.   She currently serves as residency preceptor director for the University of Cincinnati PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency focusing on underserved populations.    
 
Her research interests include cultural competence, service-learning and interprofessional education.