The purpose of the OSU College of Pharmacy PGY1/PGY2 Residency in Community Practice Leadership and Administration is to create leaders in community pharmacy practice to advance patient care services. In addition to patient care, teaching, and research, residents will develop advanced skills in leadership, management, administration and pharmacy advocacy.
The Kroger Co., Columbus Division: Kroger Patient Care System
PGY1&2-Community Administration/MS-24 mo The Kroger Patient Care System serves as the leader of clinical service development and oversight for Kroger’s Columbus division with stores in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. The Patient Care System is pharmacist managed, with a mission to improve patient care and advance community pharmacy practice.
For more than ten years, the Patient Care System has strived to incorporate advanced patient care services into our 120 pharmacies. Kroger pharmacists care for a diverse population of patients across the communities they serve. Services provided include medication therapy management, immunizations, wellness screenings, health and disease state management and other patient education programs. The resident at Kroger will become a leader in development, management, and advancement of clinical services. Skills will be developed in marketing, business management, healthcare professional training, community outreach, and collaboration with Kroger’s upper management in addition to patient care, teaching, and research. Kroger has been recognized for innovation in pharmacy practice, excellence in experiential education and precepting, dedication to providing superior customer service, and community involvement.
KEY ROTATIONS / EXPERIENCES
During the PGY1 year, the residency focuses primarily on direct patient care and practice management.The resident will participate in direct patient care activities at the primary site. Elective opportunities at other sites are also available.
During the PGY2 year, the resident interacts with the pharmacy director, assistant directors, clinical coordinators, and pharmacy coordinators to learn skills surrounding project management, human resource management, business proposals, and management of the pharmacy enterprise. The resident will also deliver didactic lectures at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and has the opportunity to earn a formal teaching certificate. The resident will be expected to complete and publish at least one major research project.
Experiences include those that are both observatory and participatory in nature, with emphasis placed on helping the resident develop the skills necessary to grow a variety of services and maintain the business goals of the organization. This includes quality improvement methodology software and data specific to the site, data and information automation system discussions and analysis, and business skill development specific to the needs of the site. Additionally, emphasis is placed on understanding and executing compliance with a variety of regulatory and quality requirements across the division. Residents will also spend time identifying, developing, implementing, and evaluating a patient care service for the benefit of patients through patient care management. Additionally, the resident will develop leadership skills to ensure appropriate project implementation.
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