College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kroger-UT PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program, ASHP-accredited


We are in the process of expanding the current Kroger-UT PGY-1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program to include a PGY-2 year as well as an MBA through the University of Toledo College of Business. With this transition we will not be taking a resident into our current PGY-1 program and instead will be accepting applications for the new PGY-1/2 program.

If you have any questions please contact the Residency Program Director, Aaron Lengel, at

Why Complete a Community Residency?

The Kroger-UT Community Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to developing pharmacists who possess the necessary skills to create, develop, and provide clinical pharmacy services in a variety of community settings. The program will equip residents to: 

    1. Provide direct patient care services in community and ambulatory settings
    2. Identify and overcome barriers to providing direct patient care services in the community setting
    3. Collaborate with other health care providers
    4. Develop and provide innovative services in the community setting
    5. Teach and mentor pharmacy students

The community pharmacy resident has a variety of opportunities to deliver pharmaceutical care with an emphasis on direct patient interaction. Facilities include The Kroger Company and The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. The College partners with Kroger to develop and implement advanced pharmaceutical care services in the community practice setting. Initiatives are primarily focused on medication therapy management, chronic disease state coaching, collaborative drug therapy, immunizations, and health screenings.

The resident will have opportunities for teaching within the College, and a teaching certificate program for residents is offered within The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. Residents will participate in the development of pharmacy care initiatives in each of our community practice facilities.

Research is encouraged, especially in the areas of medication therapy management, transitions of care, collaborative drug therapy management, and reimbursement for the delivery of patient care services. State-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities at The University of Toledo are among the finest in the region.

In addition to patient care and research opportunities, a variety of other professional and educational activities are available to the resident. These include a resident leadership series, laboratory and didactic instruction to PharmD students, IPPE and APPE student precepting, attendance at institution-sponsored seminars and workshops, presentation of continuing education seminars at the College of Pharmacy, and completion of advanced coursework in related areas.

More about the Community Pharmacy Residency Program

Contact Information 

Aaron J Lengel, Pharm.D., BCACP
Residency Coordinator and Preceptor
Phone: 419.383.1924
FAX: 419.383.1950

Mailing address
The University of Toledo
College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Mail Stop 1013
3000 Arlington Ave.
Toledo, Ohio 43614

Last Updated: 6/9/16