Postgraduate Pharmacy Residencies

Postgraduate Pharmacy Residencies

Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Centers, located in Kansas City, Mo. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout the metropolitan area. Recently named one of the nations top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Health Sciences and specializes in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes, women’s health, and trauma services.

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Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Manager-Medication Use
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Management Preceptor
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Postgraduate Year 1

  • Overview

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency at Hospital Hill

    Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill provides an array of acute care and outpatient services. TMC Hospital Hill has the busiest adult emergency room in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 60,000 visits a year. In addition to Emergency Medicine and Trauma, TMC Hospital Hill is also noted for Asthma, Diabetes, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Weight Management and Women’s Health.

    Program 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.

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Goals

    Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident pharmacy practitioners of direct patient care in various environments. They will be able to provide drug information to any health care team, possess independent leadership skills, teaching skills and communicate well in personal and group settings. They will demonstrate professional and personal maturity by following a philosophy of professional practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting a commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system.

    Program Director
    Tony Huke, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4198
    Fax: 816-404-4199
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
    E-Mail:
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Office: 816-404-7744
    Fax: 816-404-9020
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    Program Details
    PGY1-12 month residency
    4 positions
    Starting date: June 19, 2017
    Yearly stipend is $48,000
    Interview required
  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    Elective Learning Experiences

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation and will be followed by a month each of the required learning experiences. Over the course of the year, you will complete all the required learning experiences and your choice of 2 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

  • Preceptors

    PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency


    Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Clinical Manager-Medication Use
    PGY 1 Residency Program Director
    Management Preceptor

    Preceptors


    Andrew Bzowyckyj, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
    Ambulatory Care Preceptor

    Melissa Gabriel, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Clinical Manager-Medication Safety
    Management Preceptor

    Jeremy Hampton, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Emergency Medicine Preceptor

    Nathan Hanson, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS
    Director of Pharmacy-Lakewood
    Management Preceptor

    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Orientation Preceptor, Staffing Preceptor, Pain Management Preceptor

    Joel Hennenfent, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP
    System Director of Pharmacy Services
    Management Preceptor

    Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Trauma and General Surgery Preceptor

    Stacey Kwan, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Operations Manager
    Management Preceptor

    Nicole Mackeben, Pharm. D.
    Metabolic Support Preceptor

    Lauren Mishler, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Transitional Care Preceptor

    Amen Ogunmekan, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP
    Psychiatry Preceptor

    Alex Oschman, Pharm. D.
    Intensive Care Nursery Preceptor

    Heather Pace, Pharm. D.
    Drug Information Preceptor

    Erin Pender, Pharm. D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Preceptor

    Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.
    Ambulatory Care Preceptor

    Andrew Smith, Pharm. D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology
    Cardiology Preceptor

    Annie Ungerman, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Internal Medicine I and II Preceptor

    Sayo Weihs, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS
    Infectious Disease Preceptor

    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Internal Medicine I and II Preceptor

    Scott Zweerink, RPh
    System Director of Medication Assistance Pharmacies
    Management Preceptor
  • Meet the Residents

    Dr. Kathryn Burnett received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2016. Her current practice interests are infectious disease, internal medicine and pain management. Kat’s research project involves implementing and evaluating vancomycin dosing in the morbidly obese patient. After completing her PGY-1 residency, she plans to either pursue a PGY-2 residency in infectious disease or begin work as a clinical pharmacist in an institution with the opportunity to precept pharmacy students and residents. Kat plans on becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy and remaining active in related pharmacy organizations with a long term goal of becoming a residency program director.

    Dr. Kerra Cissne received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in May 2016. Her current practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and cardiology. Kerra’s research project involves the outpatient treatment of low-risk VTE using novel oral anticoagulants. Upon completion of her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 residency in one of her areas of interest.

    Dr. Allegra Durrant received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2016. Her current practice interests include cardiology, critical care, and infectious disease. Allegra’s research project involves evaluating alternative dosing for meropenem. Upon completion of her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 residency in cardiology, critical care, or infectious disease and obtain a clinical pharmacist position in one of these areas of specialty. Allegra’s career goals also include becoming board certified in pharmacotherapy and giving back to the profession through precepting students and serving as an adjunct faculty member at a school of pharmacy.

    Dr. Samantha Gripka received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in May 2016. Her current practice interests include metabolic support and infectious disease. Sam’s research project involves developing a foundation for the future billing of inpatient pharmacist medication therapy services. Upon completion of her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a career in a rural community hospital. Sam also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy and to remain active in health-systems pharmacy organizations, such as MSHP.
  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of Interest
    • College Transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 letters of reference and standard reference form required
    • Copy of a formal case presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format for the case)

    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is January 5, 2018.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2017.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.

Postgraduate Year 2

  • Overview

    About Truman Medical Centers
    Truman Medical Center (TMC) Hospital Hill is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). TMC has three intensive care units totaling 31-beds that care for critically ill surgical, cardiac, and medical patients managed by board certified pulmonary/critical care intensivists using a multidisciplinary approach. TMC’s Trauma Center is one of three adult Level I Trauma Centers in KCMO and is part of a statewide trauma system. The Emergency Department (ED) provides care for approximately 69,000 patients per year in a 52-bed unit, (including three trauma rooms).

    Program Purpose Statement
    PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with the opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

    PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program Goals
    TMC’s critical care pharmacy residency program is a 12-month program designed to prepare its graduates to assume positions in adult critical care, emergency medicine/trauma services in an urban teaching facility, similar to that of TMC. TMC is an academic teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity to not only precept pharmacy students, but also educate learners from other disciplines. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to teach on an academic level at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Required learning experiences include critical care medicine, trauma surgery, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and solid organ transplant. The resident will also complete BLS/ACLS certification if they are not currently certified in addition to actively participating in the Advanced Trauma Life-Support course offered at TMC. Elective learning experience opportunities include cardiology, PICU/NICU, neurosurgical ICU, and participation in the teaching certificate program offered through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

    Program Director
    Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Office: 816-404-4208
    Fax: 816-404-2351
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Office: 816-404-7744
    Fax: 816-404-9020
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    Program Details
    PGY2 – 12 month residency
    1 position available
    Starting Date July 1, 2017
    Yearly Stipend-$56,000
    Interview Required
  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    Elective Learning Experiences

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation for any resident that did not complete their PGY1 residency at Truman Medical Centers.  This will be followed by a combination of both 4 week and 6 week long learning experiences.  Over the course of the year, all required learning experiences will be completed as well as your choice of 4 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

  • Preceptors

    Critical Care Postgraduate Pharmacy Practice Residency


    Katie Korte, Pharm. D, BCPS, BCCCP
    PGY 2 Residency Program Director
    Trauma Surgery Preceptor

    Preceptors


    Jeremy Hampton, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Emergency Medicine Preceptor

    Karen Hardinger, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Solid Organ Transplant Preceptor

    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Orientation Preceptor, Staffing Preceptor, Pain Management Preceptor

    Nicole Mackeben, Pharm.D.
    Metabolic Support Preceptor

    Erin Pender, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Preceptor

    Andrew Smith, Pharm. D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology
    Cardiology Preceptor

    Sayo Weihs, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS
    Infectious Disease Preceptor

  • Meet the Residents

    Dr. Breaer Neff received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas in May 2015. She completed her PGY-1 residency training at Via Christi St. Francis Medical Center. Her current practice interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Bre’s research project involves the evaluation of the adherence and appropriateness of the pain and agitation order-set. Upon completion of her PGY-2, she plans to begin working as a clinical pharmacist either in the emergency department or a specialized intensive care unit with the intention of getting board certified in critical care.
  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of interest
    • College transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 written letters of reference in addition to or in place of the standard reference form required
    • Written copy of a formal case presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format for the case. Include 6 slides per page.)


    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is January 5, 2018.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2017.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.