PGY1/PGY2/MS Community-Based Admin. and Leadership Residency- Kroger/UC

Kroger Health in collaboration with The University of Cincinnati, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, offers a PGY1/PGY2 Community-Based Administration and Leadership Residency Program with a Master’s Degree in Pharmacy Leadership. Residents will be selected to complete a 2-year program beginning July 1. This program offers a unique and challenging post-graduate training opportunity intended to develop advanced skills in community pharmacy practice. 

The PGY1/PGY2/MS program builds on the strength of the accredited Kroger Pharmacy/University of Cincinnati PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency by expanding the experience in pharmacy leadership and administration with a PGY2 residency and a Master’s degree. The resident will lead several longitudinal projects designed to improve the quality of care provided at Kroger and further the business model for community pharmacy. The focus of the program is to create leaders who have both the clinical and management expertise needed to continue to advance the profession. 

  • Kroger Community Pharmacy locations
  • University of Cincinnati James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy
  • Kroger Cincinnati-Dayton Division Offices
  • Kroger Health Corporate Offices
The first year of the PGY1/PGY2 residency follows the accredited PGY1 format with an increased emphasis on practice management and incorporation of the curriculum for the Master’s degree. The resident will engage in longitudinal learning experiences in direct patient care, patient centered dispensing, pharmacy management, leadership, and academia. In the second year, the resident gains valuable experience in clinical service development and pharmacy operations while working with leadership on cross-functional teams within Kroger Health and the Cincinnati regional division office. Day-to-day activities build upon knowledge gained in the first year and give the resident the opportunity to participate in a wide array of management and administrative processes. The resident also completes a major project focused on the advancement of community pharmacy practice across the experience.  
  • PGY1/PGY2 residency with an emphasis in community pharmacy leadership and administration
  • Master’s Degree
  • Teaching Certificate Program
  • Opportunity to learn and work with a Fortune Top 25 Corporation
  • Additional Experience in Leadership, Advocacy, Operations Management and Merchandising, Service Development and Oversight, and Quality Assurance and Improvement

The goal of the Master’s in Pharmacy Leadership program is to train pharmacists for advanced management and administration leadership roles including supervisor, manager, or director of pharmacy positions in all practice settings. The program combines curriculum with courses provided by the College of Pharmacy, the College of Business, and the College of Allied Health. This innovative program is structured to provide leadership and professional development training in a series of healthcare business and management courses to prepare pharmacists for career advancement in numerous healthcare roles. Residents will lead and conduct an independent project based on a management or leadership opportunity relevant to their practice..

Benefits include an annual residency stipend, tuition assistance, health insurance, vacation each year, professional and educational leave, and financial assistance to attend professional meetings. Residents will be provided with a two-year appointment as an Adjunct Instructor at the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy.

The Kroger Health/University of Cincinnati Community-Based Administration and Leadership Residency Program accepts applications through PhORCAS™. All standard elements are required. Preference will be given to applications received prior to January 7th, 2022. Select applicants will be invited for onsite interviews in January or February 2020. Requirements for application include:

  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the states of Ohio and Kentucky
  • Eligible to apply to the University of Cincinnati Graduate Programs

The Kroger Health/University of Cincinnati PGY1/PGY2/MS Community-Based 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.

Headshot of Dr. Katie Johnson, PharmD, MS, BCACP

Dr. Katie Johnson, PharmD, MS, BCACP

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Residency Program Director, Cincinnati-Dayton KMA

The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy University of Cincinnati 3255 Eden Avenue, KOW 373 Cincinnati, OH 45229