The PGY1 Community-based residency's purpose is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy
(PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.
Pharmacist residency education and training in community-based practice aims to develop pharmacy leaders who are capable of improving the health of patients within the communities they serve. The primary purpose of this standard is to foster the development of community-based pharmacist practitioners who are community-focused practice leaders, serving as an access point for care and having the skillset necessary to provide quality generalist patient care services wherever health and medication needs arise.
This one-year program is designed to build knowledgeable, confident pharmacy practitioners equipped to deliver high quality patient care in the community setting. Graduates of this program will demonstrate the understanding, tools, and skills to build clinical practices in under/undeveloped sites. They will be well-positioned to enter practice as community pharmacy leaders or go on to complete ASHP PGY-2 Specialty Practice Residencies in Ambulatory Care.
- Opportunities to develop new and innovative programs in several community pharmacy settings focused on serving diverse patient populations
- Clinic experience with primary and specialty care pharmacists
- Teaching certificate at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
- Participation in a Clinical Research Series Program and completion of a mentored longitudinal research project
- Participation in a Leadership and Professional Development Series Program
- Local and nationally recognized PGY-1 Community-based and PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Trained Preceptors
Residents complete a complement of both core and elective rotations which total 12 months of practice. Schedules vary with resident preference for content and duration. Please see below for a list of rotations and example schedule.
- Orientation (1 month in July)
- Ambulatory Care Administration (3-6 months)
- Pharmacy Practice, Proposal, and Implementation (1 year)
- Staffing (1 year)
- Medication Use Policy (1 month)
- Primary Care Clinic (5 months)
- Teaching Pharmacy Practice Skills I (one semester)
- Transitions of care- geriatrics (5 months)
- Writing Project (1 year)
- Research Project (1 year)
- Inpatient Internal Medicine (1 month)
- Medication Safety (3 months)
- Transitions of Care- Inpatient/administration (3-6 months)
- Specialty Pharmacy (3-9 months)
- Ambulatory Anticoagulation (3-9 months)
- Collaborative Practice Development (varies)
- Oral Oncolytic Clinic (3-9 months)
- Pharmacy Informatics (3-6 months)
- Pharmacy Practice Leadership (1 or 3-6 months)
- Medication Therapy Management (6 months)
- Second Semester Teaching (6 months)
- Second Rotation Primary Care Clinic (6 months)
The community-based resident is required to work an average of two weekends per month. The resident provides service in the outpatient health-system pharmacy. They will staff one major (Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day) and one minor (Labor Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, or Memorial Day) holiday. Responsibilities while staffing include processing prescriptions, paging physicians regarding dose recommendations/changes or prior authorizations, filling prescriptions, checking prescriptions for accuracy, and counseling patients.
Research and Writing Project Opportunities
Residents are required to complete a research project within the year. A poster for the project will be presented at the Vizient Pharmacy Council Meeting and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting. The results of the project will also be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents are required to complete a writing project in collaboration with a chosen preceptor. Writing projects are comprehensive reviews that are suitable for publication and often qualify as continuing education programs.
Our residents receive an adjunct clinical instructor appointment with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. In this role, the Community Pharmacy Resident assists with instruction in Pharmacy 504, Pharmacy Practice Skills I. The resident also participates in precepting PharmD students on clinical rotation. An optional teaching certificate program is offered through the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.
Residency Director Information
Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer, Ambulatory Services
University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine
Department of Pharmacy Services
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, SPC 5008
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Lindsey R. Kelley, PharmD, MS
Lindsey Clark, PharmD, MBA
Scott Ciarkowski, PharmD, MBA
Trisha Wells, PharmD
Karin Durant, PharmD
Kellie Kippes, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Elizabeth Renner, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CACP
Randy Regal, PharmD
Jennifer Baldridge, PharmD, BCACP
Julia Brown, PharmD, PharmD
Michael Forman, PharmD, MBA
Cynthia Gillespie, RPh
Sarah Lakehal-Ayat, PharmD
Ashley Sabourin, PharmD
Sarah Vordenberg, PharmD, MPH
Gina Widmer, PharmD
Lan Le, PharmD
Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.