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PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

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

The Stormont Vail Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year training program offering a broad range of pharmacy practice experience. Our mission is to provide our residents with experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and values they need to support excellent pharmaceutical care for the patients they serve during their residency and throughout their careers.

Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program purpose is to build on a Doctor of Pharmacy 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 PGY2 (postgraduate year two) pharmacy residency training.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Ambulatory
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Ambulatory
  • Management
  • Research Project
  • Safe Medication Practice
  • Staffing
  • Certificate program (Select one: teaching, antibiotic stewardship, pain, emergency medicine, etc.)

Elective Experiences

Advanced specialty and other elective rotations may be developed based on resident interest in the following areas.

  • Advanced Ambulatory
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Advanced Emergency Department & Trauma
  • Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Oncology
  • Advanced Pediatric & Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Advanced Psychiatry
  • Advanced Safe Medication Practices
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Infusion & Specialty Pharmacy
  • Palliative Care & Pain Management
  • Pediatric and NICU
  • Psychiatry
  • Trauma

Staffing Requirements

  • One evening per week
  • Every fourth weekend
  • One holiday per year


The resident will receive health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, American Society of Health System Pharmacists membership and professional conference reimbursement.


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree or equivalent
  • Eligibility for Kansas Board of Pharmacy licensure exam

Application Requirements on Phorcas

  • portal.phorcas.org
  • Letter of Intent
  • Academic Transcript
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Eligibility for Kansas Licensure

For More Information

Katie Burenheide-Foster, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Director
(785) 354-6090

Contact Information

Pharmacy Residency Director

Katie Burenheide-Foster, MS, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Pharmacy Clinical Manager
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
(785) 354-6090

Pharmacy Resident Coordinators

Gregory Burger, PharmD, CPPS, FASHP, NREMT
Medication Safety Coordinator
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

Kevin Welch, PharmD, BCPS
ED Clinical Pharmacist

Pharmacy Preceptor Coordinator

Brooke Bitner, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Emergency Medicine and Trauma
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor – University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

How to apply

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

Application Deadline

Jan. 1

Life at Stormont Vail Health

Stormont Vail Health has various multidisciplinary rounds including MICU, S-ICU, PICU, NICU, and psychiatry (pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics). We are also equipped with 24/7 ED and Trauma decentralized pharmacy coverage. Stormont Vail is affiliated with numerous physician clinics and rural health systems throughout northeast Kansas.

We work to provide the best possible experience for our patients, their family and our team members. We believe in empowering the health, lives and wellbeing of everyone we serve. With a commitment to innovation, community health, family-oriented service and state-of-the-art care, we are an award-winning medical center with an excellent reputation.

Stormont Vail supports employees with a friendly atmosphere, a collaborative culture, professional development opportunities, work-life balance and more.

And we also have a little fun, too:

Considering a Relocation: Life in Eastern Kansas

For every chapter of your life — from starting your career and family to growing professionally — our region has a lot to offer.

We are a community that enjoys a quality of life rarely surpassed, with affordable living, a variety of cultural opportunities, outdoor adventures and historical sites. There are vibrant towns, quality schools, fun festivals, and celebrations held all through the year, providing entertainment and leisure for the entire family.

While your employment with Stormont Vail Health will bring you into our system’s own tightly-knit and friendly community and culture, you’ll also enjoy personal interaction and close contact with the populations that we serve. You’ll find that your neighbors and peers are some of the friendliest, hardest-working people found anywhere.

We are an Award-Winning Health Care Network

Accreditations, Designations & Certifications

  • Full accreditation by The Joint Commission
  • Magnet® Designation by the American College of Nurses Credentialing Center since 2009
  • American College of Surgeons verification as a Level II Trauma Center. Stormont Vail is the only Level II Trauma Center in northeast Kansas.
  • The Joint Commission award for Total Joint Center Disease-Specific Care for hip and knee replacement
  • The Stormont Vail Adult Cardiac Surgery program was awarded the highest designation of three stars for its cardiac surgical program by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
  • Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons as a Comprehensive Cancer Program
  • Accreditation from the American College of Radiology for Radiation Therapy services
  • Advanced Primary Stroke Center Accreditation by The Joint Commission
  • Chest Pain Certified by The Joint Commission
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission accreditation in Echocardiography and Vascular Testing
  • AABB Accreditation for Transfusion Services
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine accreditation for obstetric ultrasound in all phases of pregnancy


  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Blue Distinction® Center for Cardiac Care
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Blue Distinction® Center+ for Maternity Care
  • U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Regional Hospital – ranked second in Kansas and achieved the highest rating possible in five procedures or conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and knee replacement surgery


  • AHA/ASA Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus
  • AHA/ASA Get With the Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure Honor RollSM  Quality Achievement Award
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® STEMI Gold Receiving Center
  • American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline® NSTEMI – Silver Recognition
  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry® Platinum Performance Achievement Award
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) re-accreditation for Cotton O’Neil Heart Center’s ultrasound laboratory
  • Sodexo recognition as a Best Practice hospital for malnutrition awareness
  • U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Regional Hospital – ranked second in Kansas and achieved the highest rating possible in five procedures or conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and knee replacement surgery
  • Urgent Care Association of America’s Accredited Urgent Care designation for Cotton O’Neil Express Care Urish, Express Care Croco and Express Care North
  • Topeka Capital-Journal’s Best of Topeka – Best Medical Facility; Cotton O’Neil Cancer Center second runner up