College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kroger-UT PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program Details


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

Experiential Training

  • Participation in the development of pharmacy care initiatives with Kroger, one of the nation’s largest grocery and community pharmacies
  • Participation in the delivery of pharmaceutical care for Kroger, The City of Toledo, Teamsters Local 20 members, and other local patient groups
  • Teaching experience within The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Other Training Opportunities

Didactic discussions, reading assignments, case presentations, written assignments, student teaching, leading student case discussions and presentations, and attendance at educational symposia

Emphasis on the Following Areas

  • Clinical
    • Medication Therapy Management Services
    • Chronic Disease State Coaching
    • Collaborative Drug Therapy Management
    • Immunizations
    • Health Screenings
    • Reimbursement for Patient Care Services
  • Educational
    • Pharmacist training
    • IPPE and APPE student teaching
    • Classroom and laboratory teaching (optional)
  • Professional
    • Leadership development
    • Work-life balance

Residency Details & BENEFITS

  • Program length: 24 months, July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
  • Estimated stipend $40,000 per year
  • On-site interview required

Research Project

The resident will complete at least one project during the residency. The focus of the project is determined in collaboration with Kroger and the residency project will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.


UT will pay the expenses for attendance to the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.  Full or partial funding for additional meetings may be possible, particularly if the resident is presenting research or other material.

Residency Activities

  • Initiate, improve, and/or maintain Disease State Management (DSM) and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs
  • Provide general health and wellness promotions, screenings, immunizations, and disease prevention programs
  • Manage drug information services
  • Develop a practice-oriented project, prepare and present findings at regional or national meetings, and submit a manuscript for journal publication
  • Precept and teach Doctor of Pharmacy students


  • Accredited in Pharmacy Practice (with emphasis in Community Care) through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in partnership with the American Pharmacists Association

Residency Sites

The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences currently partners with Kroger on a project to develop and implement advanced pharmaceutical care services in the retail practice setting. Initiatives at this time are primarily focused upon asthma, diabetes care, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. more


  • Opportunity to deliver clinical services in the community setting while also working to help other pharmacist overcome barriers to providing clinical services
  • Opportunity to participate in the development and delivery of Pharmacy Care initiatives with one of the nation's largest grocery retailers
  • Opportunity for direct patient care experiences in a number of different settings
  • Opportunity to gain a working understanding of Collaborative Practice Agreements and billing for pharmacy services
  • Opportunity for teaching experience within the University of Toledo College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Opportunity for peer reviewed publications (click here for references)

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Last Updated: 6/9/16