College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kroger-UToledo PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program Details


If you have any questions please contact the Residency Program Director, Mitchell Howard, 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, 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: 12 month, July 1 - June 30
  • Estimated stipend $48,000 per year
  • Residency Benefits
  • 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 Health.  The residency project will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association.

Residency Activities

  • Initiate, improve, and/or maintain clinical services including, but not limited to Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs 
  • Provide general health and wellness promotions, screenings, immunizations, and disease prevention programs
  • Provide pharmacy dispensing services in conjunction with clinical opportunities at Kroger Health
  • Develop a practice-oriented research project presented at regional or national meetings and submit a manuscript for journal publication.  Resident collaborates with Kroger Health to implement advanced pharmaceutical care services in the community practice setting.
  • Develop various projects including quality improvement project and collaborative practice agreement.
  • Precept and teach Doctor of Pharmacy students
  • Networking opportunities nationwide with all Kroger Health Pharmacy Residents


  • 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 
  • Kroger Pharmacy #870
  • Comprehensive Care Center


  • 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: 6/27/22