College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CVS-UT PGY-1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program, ASHP-candidate status

CVS-UT PGY-1 CPRP Purpose 

To build upon the doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

We aim to cultivate future CVS Health leaders through in-depth exposure to clinical practice, patient-centered care, innovation, and organizational leadership. Partnered with The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, this 12-month intensive program is designed for the resident to learn the different facets of community and long term care pharmacy practice through experiences in patient care, consulting, infusion services, anticoagulation, operations/dispensing, practice management, community workflow, teaching, and research.

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

specific residency objectives include:

    • Offering accelerated opportunities to practice as part of an interprofessional team
    • Sharpening clinical knowledge base and critical thinking skills
    • Helping the pharmacy resident gain management skills and leadership competencies
    • Providing the opportunity to learn about the many and varied career paths available within CVS Health

The program calls for highly motivated candidates interested in mastering Long Term Care pharmacy practice as well as the competencies required to lead multidisciplinary teams and be well prepared to assume a leadership role in community pharmacy practice or in a corporate setting in the future.

Research is encouraged, especially in the areas of long term care, 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 teaching certificate program, 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 

Photo of Dr. Lengel  Aaron J Lengel, PharmD, BCACP
  Residency Program Director
  Phone: 419.383.1924
  FAX: 419.383.1950
Last Updated: 6/27/22