Community Pharmacy


Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS

Residency Program Director:
Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Pharmacist residency education and training in community-based practice aims to develop pharmacy leaders who are capable of improving the health of patients within the communities they serve. The primary purpose of this Standard is to foster the development of community-based pharmacist practitioners1 who are community-focused practice leaders, serving as an access point for care and having the skillset necessary to provide quality generalist patient care services2 wherever health and medication needs arise.

This one-year program is designed to build knowledgeable, confident pharmacy practitioners equipped to deliver high quality patient care in the community setting. Graduates of this program will demonstrate the understanding, tools, and skills to build clinical practices in under/undeveloped sites. They will be well-positioned to enter practice as community pharmacy leaders or go on to complete ASHP PGY-2 Specialty Practice Residencies in Ambulatory Care.

Highlights Include

    • Opportunities to develop new and innovative programs in several community pharmacy settings focused on serving diverse patient populations
    • Clinic experience with Michigan Medicine Patient Centered Medical Home Pharmacists
    • Teaching certificate at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy 
    • Participation in a Clinical Research Series Program and completion of a mentored longitudinal research project
    • Participation in a Leadership Development Series Program
    • Local and nationally recognized PGY-1 Community and PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Trained Preceptors
    • Funding support for attendance at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Meeting, American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting, and Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

Program Structure

Residents complete a complement of both core and elective rotations which total 12 months of practice. Schedules vary with resident preference for content and duration. Please see below for a list of rotations and example schedule.

Core Rotations:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Ambulatory Care Administration (3-6 months
  • Pharmacy Practice, Proposal, and Implementation (1 year)
  • Staffing (1 year)
  • Medication Use Policy (1 month
  • Primary Care Clinic (5 months)
  • Teaching (one semester)
  • Transitions of care- geriatrics (5 months)
  • Writing Project (1 year)
  • Research Project (1 year)
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Medication Safety (2 months)

Elective Rotations:

  • Transitions of Care- Inpatient/administration (3-6 months)
  • Specialty Pharmacy (3-9 months)
  • Ambulatory Anticoagulation (3-6 months)
  • Collaborative Practice Development (varies)
  • Oral Oncolytic Clinic (3-6 months)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (3-6 months)
  • Pharmacy Practice Leadership (1 or 3-6 months)
  • Medication Therapy Management (6 months-1 year)
  • Second Semester Teaching (6 months)
  • Second Rotation Primary Care Clinic (6 months) 

 Example Schedule


Staffing Responsibility 

Each PGY-1 resident is required to work an average of two weekends per month.  The Community pharmacy resident provides service in the outpatient pharmacy.

Research and Writing Project Opportunities

Residents are required to complete a research project within the year. A poster for the project will be presented at the Vizient Pharmacy Council Meeting and American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting. The results of the project will also be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents are required to complete a writing project in collaboration with a chosen preceptor. Writing projects are comprehensive reviews that are suitable for publication and often qualify as continuing education programs.

Teaching Opportunity

Our residents receive an adjunct clinical instructor appointment with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. In this role, the Community Pharmacy Resident assists with instruction in Pharmacy 504, Pharmacy Practice Skills I. The resident also participates in precepting PharmD students on clinical rotation. An optional teaching certificate program is offered. 

Residency Director Information

Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS

 Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Services

 University of Michigan Health System

 Department of Pharmacy Services

 1500 E. Medical Center Drive, SPC 5008

 Ann Arbor, MI 48109



 Lindsey R. Kelley, PharmD, MS

Lindsey Clark, PharmD, MBA

Sarah Kelling, PharmD, MPH, BCACP

Margo Farber, PharmD

Kaleigh Fisher, PharmD

Andrea Roman, PharmD

Amy Thompson, PharmD, BCACP, CDE

Heather Somand, PharmD

Scott Ciarkowski, PharmD, MBA


Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.