Ascension Via Christi is the largest provider of health care services in Kansas and serves south-central Kansas and beyond. In the Wichita metro area, three acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation center and 14 primary and specialty clinics provide care to a wide variety of patients. A common Electronic Health Record serves to integrate all acute and ambulatory care facilities.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency is a one-year training program offering advanced practice experiences in a variety of outpatient settings. The program is conducted primarily in Ascension Medical Group Via Christi Clinic primary care locations, with rotation opportunities across a variety of specialty clinics as well.
Residents will participate in several longitudinal rotations, including primary care, research, and academia as well as service and professional development. Numerous elective opportunities are available for the resident to select from including cystic fibrosis clinic, anticoagulation service, heart failure clinic, COPD clinic (home-based care), and transitions of care clinic. Residents will also have the opportunity to initiate a new clinical pharmacy service during their residency year.
Ambulatory care clinical pharmacists and PGY2 residents at AMG-VC practice under a collaborative practice agreement which is broad in scope, allowing for modification of medication regimens, initiation of new medications, ordering of labs needed for medication management and referrals if necessary. We have strong collaborative relationships with our physicians as we work alongside them every day in their clinics.
The residency program is conducted in conjunction with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Residents will gain valuable experience in various teaching environments including providing didactic lecture(s), skills labs, APPE precepting, and leading topic discussions for students. A teaching certificate program is also provided by KU for all Wichita-area residents.
Graduates of our residency are prepared to take positions as a clinical ambulatory care practitioner or as clinical faculty members with a school of pharmacy. Additionally, our graduates will be prepared to sit for the BCACP exam.
Doctor of Pharmacy Degree
Registered as a pharmacist in Kansas, or eligible for licensure in Kansas
Certification in BLS or able to obtain
Completion of an ASHP-accredited (or ASHP-candidate) PGY1 residency program
Additional Salary Information: Health/dental/vision insurance; Disability/life insurance; Paid time off;
Stipend for travel to American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting & Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference (if travel funding available)
About Ascension Medical Group Via Christi
The vision for the KU Department of Pharmacy Practice is to drive the advancement of health and pharmacist-provided patient care through innovative pharmacy education, practice models and research.
The Department of Pharmacy practice furthers the mission of the School of Pharmacy by striving for excellence in teaching, research, scholarly activity, service and patient care.
The faculty provide professional educational opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students and practitioners to enable them to practice pharmaceutical care, adapt to changing professional roles, utilize new technologies, assume leadership roles in a dynamic health-care environment and contribute new knowledge to the profession.