Pharmacy Residency Program – PGY1

Clinical Pharmacy Services

The Stormont Vail Clinical Pharmacy team provides comprehensive pharmaceutical care to patients through optimizing medication therapy and promoting health, wellness and disease state prevention.

The Stormont Vail Clinical Pharmacy team upholds the American College of Clinical Pharmacy philosophy of pharmaceutical care: blending caring orientation with specialized therapeutic knowledge, experience and judgement for the purpose of ensuring optimal patient outcomes. Our team also contributes to the generation of new knowledge that advances health and quality of life.

About the Program

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

The Stormont Vail Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year training program offering a variety of pharmaceutical patient care and leadership experiences. Our program is built to prepare residents to meet current workforce demands and develop into high-functioning practitioners, leading advancements in health care. Graduates will be able to rely on enhanced skills in clinical judgment, critical analysis, practice self-management, teamwork, and leadership to pursue any career path. Our goal is to build on core experiential competencies and previous experiences to promote our residents' personal and professional growth. We strive to tailor our program to meet the needs and interests of our residents to achieve the best possible experience, resulting in both immediate and long-term growth and success.

We have four PGY1 positions available. Each resident is paired with their own Resident Coordinator who will provide support and supervision throughout the residency training program.

Residency Experiences

Our program has 11 block experiences and 5 longitudinal experiences; 6 blocks are required, 1 block is selective required, and 4 blocks are elective. Prior to Midyear, residents complete 2 weeks of dedicated orientation and 4 block experiences with 1-3 weeks of independent practice.

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Management
  • Research
  • Staffing
  • Clinical Education Series

Residents complete a professional certificate program. They may choose between a teaching certificate or other certificate from ASHP or APHA.

Block Experiences - Required

  • Orientation
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics, PICU, and NICU
  • Psychiatry

Block Experiences - Selective Required

Residents must complete at least one selective required rotation.

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Medical ICU
  • Surgical ICU

Elective Experiences

  • Any selective required experience
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Emergency Medicine
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Pediatrics, PICU, and NICU

Staffing Requirements

Staffing begins during Quarter 2 of the residency year. Residents will have until the end of Quarter 1 to complete orientation and obtain their Kansas Pharmacist License.

Residents are provided with one compensation day off prior to weekend staffing shifts.

  • One evening per week
  • Every other weekend with responsibilities alternating between staffing operations and clinical/precepting with project time. Clinical weekend shifts include 8 hours of on-site coverage with about 4 hours of clinical duties and precepting along with 4 hours of project time.
  • One holiday per year

Residents may work additional hours as a PRN pharmacist, paid at current pharmacist pay rates. Residents are not allowed to moonlight outside of Stormont Vail Health during their residency training.


Residents receive health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, American Society of Health System Pharmacists membership, paid expense of their certificate program, and professional conference reimbursement.


  • Graduate of an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy with a PharmD or equivalent
  • Eligible for Kansas licensure
  • Must be permanent US residents or possess a Visa expiring in July or later during the residency completion year.
  • Must have a Kansas Pharmacy Intern license prior to residency start date.

Application Requirements on PhORCAS

  • Letter of Intent
  • Academic Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae

Residency Program FAQ

How to Apply

You can apply for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program online using the Phorcas web portal.

Residency name: Stormont Vail Health
Residency type: PGY1
National Matching Service (NMS): 208613
American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP): 62004

Contact Information

Pharmacy Residency Director

Nick Schulte, PharmD, BCPS
Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
[email protected]

Pharmacy Residency Assistant Director

Patrick O’Day, PharmD, BCCP
Cardiology Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
[email protected]

Pharmacy Residency Coordinators

Derrick Eddy, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist – Internal Medicine
[email protected]

Melanie Sowards, PharmD
Clinical Staff Pharmacist
[email protected]

Bailie Carlson, PharmD, BCEMP
Clinical Pharmacist - Emergency Medicine
[email protected]

Matthew Koskie, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist - Infectious Diseases
[email protected]