Community Pharmacy


Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS

Residency Program Director:
Lindsey Kelley, PharmD, MS

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a one-year ASHP accredited PGY1 Residency in Community Pharmacy.

General Description

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
  • East Ann Arbor Pharmacy and Transplant Specialty Pharmacy
  • Taubman Health Center Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 
  • Cancer Center Specialty Pharmacy 
  • Rotation opportunities at University of Michigan Patient Centered Medical Home Clinics 
  • Teaching opportunities at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy and participation in a Teaching Certificate Program 
  • Participation in a Clinical Research Series Program and completion of a mentored longitudinal research project 
  • Participation in a Leadership Development Series Program 
  • PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Trained Preceptors 
  • Funding support for attendance at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Annual Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

Program Structure

While there are various required rotations throughout the year, July will be devoted to orientation and December is reserved for work toward completion of residency projects.  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 core/elective rotations and example Residency Schedule:

Required Rotations

Orientation (1 month)  

Ambulatory Care Administration (3-6 months)   

Informatics (3-6 months)

Elective Rotations

Drug Information (1 month)

Specialty Pharmacy (3-9 months)

Medication Safety (3-6 months)

Oral Oncolytic Clinic (3-6 months)

Pharmacy Practice Leadership (3-6 months)

Transitions of Care (3-6 months)

Others at resident request

Longitudinal Experiences

Community Pharmacy Practice (1 year) 

Primary Care Clinic (6 months-1 year)    

Staffing (1 year)

Teaching (6 months)      

Medication Therapy Management (6 months-1year)       

 Example Schedule

Community 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 Publications Opportunity

Residents are required to complete a research project within the year. A poster for the project will be presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and UHC Pharmacy Council Meeting. The results of the project will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents are also 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 assist 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 also 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


Program Assessment Strategy

  • The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency and utilizes the Residency Learning System model. This program has a four-part assessment strategy of learning experiences: resident evaluation of learning experience, resident evaluation of preceptor, resident self-evaluation, and preceptor evaluation of the resident’s performance during the learning experience.

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