Postgraduate Pharmacy Residencies

Postgraduate Pharmacy Residencies

Quality, compassion, technology and innovation are at the heart of Truman Medical Centers, located in Kansas City, Mo. The TMC Health System includes TMC Hospital Hill, TMC Lakewood, TMC Behavioral Health, the Jackson County Health Department and a number of primary care practices throughout the metropolitan area. Recently named one of the nations top academic medical centers, TMC is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Health Sciences and specializes in asthma, bariatrics, diabetes, women’s health, and trauma services.

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Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Manager-Medication Use
PGY1 Residency Program Director
Management Preceptor
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Postgraduate Year 1

  • Overview

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency at Hospital Hill

    Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill provides an array of acute care and outpatient services. TMC Hospital Hill has the busiest adult emergency room in the Kansas City metropolitan area with more than 60,000 visits a year. In addition to Emergency Medicine and Trauma, TMC Hospital Hill is also noted for Asthma, Diabetes, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, Weight Management and Women’s Health.

    Program Purpose Statement

    PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.

    Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Goals

    Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent and confident pharmacy practitioners of direct patient care in various environments. They will be able to provide drug information to any health care team, possess independent leadership skills, teaching skills and communicate well in personal and group settings. They will demonstrate professional and personal maturity by following a philosophy of professional practice, monitoring their own performance, exhibiting a commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication use system.

    Program Director
    Tony Huke, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4198
    Fax: 816-404-4199
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
    E-Mail:
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Office: 816-404-7744
    Fax: 816-404-9020
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    Program Details
    PGY1-12 month residency
    4 positions
    Starting date: June 19, 2017
    Yearly stipend is $48,000
    Interview required
  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    Elective Learning Experiences

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation and will be followed by a month each of the required learning experiences. Over the course of the year, you will complete all the required learning experiences and your choice of 2 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.

  • Preceptors

    PGY 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency


    Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Clinical Manager-Medication Use
    PGY 1 Residency Program Director
    Management Preceptor

    Preceptors


    Andrew Bzowyckyj, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
    Ambulatory Care Preceptor

    Melissa Gabriel, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Clinical Manager-Medication Safety
    Management Preceptor

    Jeremy Hampton, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Emergency Medicine Preceptor

    Nathan Hanson, Pharm.D., MS, BCPS
    Director of Pharmacy-Lakewood
    Management Preceptor

    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Orientation Preceptor, Staffing Preceptor, Pain Management Preceptor

    Joel Hennenfent, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS, FASHP
    System Director of Pharmacy Services
    Management Preceptor

    Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Trauma and General Surgery Preceptor

    Stacey Kwan, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Operations Manager
    Management Preceptor

    Nicole Mackeben, Pharm. D.
    Metabolic Support Preceptor

    Lauren Mishler, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Transitional Care Preceptor

    Amen Ogunmekan, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP
    Psychiatry Preceptor

    Alex Oschman, Pharm. D.
    Intensive Care Nursery Preceptor

    Heather Pace, Pharm. D.
    Drug Information Preceptor

    Erin Pender, Pharm. D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Preceptor

    Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.
    Ambulatory Care Preceptor

    Andrew Smith, Pharm. D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology
    Cardiology Preceptor

    Annie Ungerman, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Internal Medicine I and II Preceptor

    Sayo Weihs, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS
    Infectious Disease Preceptor

    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Internal Medicine I and II Preceptor

    Scott Zweerink, RPh
    System Director of Medication Assistance Pharmacies
    Management Preceptor
  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of Interest
    • College Transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 letters of reference and standard reference form required
    • Copy of a formal case presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format for the case)

    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is January 5, 2018.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2017.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.

Postgraduate Year 2

  • Overview

    About Truman Medical Centers
    Truman Medical Center (TMC) Hospital Hill is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Missouri-Kansas City Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO). TMC has three intensive care units totaling 31-beds that care for critically ill surgical, cardiac, and medical patients managed by board certified pulmonary/critical care intensivists using a multidisciplinary approach. TMC’s Trauma Center is one of three adult Level I Trauma Centers in KCMO and is part of a statewide trauma system. The Emergency Department (ED) provides care for approximately 69,000 patients per year in a 52-bed unit, (including three trauma rooms).

    Program Purpose Statement
    PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with the opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

    PGY-2 Critical Care Residency Program Goals
    TMC’s critical care pharmacy residency program is a 12-month program designed to prepare its graduates to assume positions in adult critical care, emergency medicine/trauma services in an urban teaching facility, similar to that of TMC. TMC is an academic teaching hospital providing the unique opportunity to not only precept pharmacy students, but also educate learners from other disciplines. In addition, the resident will have the opportunity to teach on an academic level at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy. Required learning experiences include critical care medicine, trauma surgery, emergency medicine, infectious disease, and solid organ transplant. The resident will also complete BLS/ACLS certification if they are not currently certified in addition to actively participating in the Advanced Trauma Life-Support course offered at TMC. Elective learning experience opportunities include cardiology, PICU/NICU, neurosurgical ICU, and participation in the teaching certificate program offered through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

    Program Director
    Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Office: 816-404-4208
    Fax: 816-404-2351
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    Residency Coordinator
    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Office: 816-404-4167
    Fax: 816-404-2352
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    Residency Coordinator
    Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP
    Office: 816-404-7744
    Fax: 816-404-9020
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    Program Details
    PGY2 – 12 month residency
    1 position available
    Starting Date July 1, 2017
    Yearly Stipend-$56,000
    Interview Required

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  • Learning Experiences

    Required Learning Experiences

    Longitudinal Learning Experiences

    Elective Learning Experiences

    The year will begin with 1 month of orientation for any resident that did not complete their PGY1 residency at Truman Medical Centers.  This will be followed by a combination of both 4 week and 6 week long learning experiences.  Over the course of the year, all required learning experiences will be completed as well as your choice of 4 elective experiences, which may include repeating a previously completed required learning experience.



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  • Preceptors

    Critical Care Postgraduate Pharmacy Practice Residency


    Katie Korte, Pharm. D, BCPS, BCCCP
    PGY 2 Residency Program Director
    Trauma Surgery Preceptor

    Preceptors


    Jeremy Hampton, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Emergency Medicine Preceptor

    Karen Hardinger, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Solid Organ Transplant Preceptor

    Joanne Hatfield, Pharm. D., BCPS
    Orientation Preceptor, Staffing Preceptor, Pain Management Preceptor

    Nicole Mackeben, Pharm.D.
    Metabolic Support Preceptor

    Erin Pender, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP
    Critical Care Preceptor

    Andrew Smith, Pharm. D., BCPS, AQ Cardiology
    Cardiology Preceptor

    Sayo Weihs, Pharm. D., MBA, BCPS
    Infectious Disease Preceptor

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  • Application

    Application Requirements
    • Letter of interest
    • College transcript
    • Missouri license (or eligible)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • 3 written letters of reference in addition to or in place of the standard reference form required
    • Written copy of a formal case presentation (PowerPoint presentation is the preferred format for the case. Include 6 slides per page.)


    The deadline for receipt of all of the above information is January 5, 2018.

    All candidates must participate in the National Match program sponsored by ASHP.

    Applications will be accepted through the PhORCAS system starting November 2017.

    If a paper application is required due to extenuating circumstances, please contact the program director for additional information.

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Meet the Residents

Andrew S. Bzowyckyj, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE

Andrew S. Bzowyckyj, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE

Dr. Andrew Bzowyckyj is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Truman Medical Centers as well a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Bzowyckyj earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy and completed the ASHP-accredited 24-month Pharmaceutical Care Leadership Residency program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Bzowyckyj’s clinical and scholarship interests include diabetes and other metabolic disorders, health policy, leadership development, reflection and reflective practice, and interprofessional collaborative practice. He is an advisor for the UMKC chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Dr. Bzowyckyj is a member of ASHP, APhA, AACP, ACCP, and AADE, in addition to several state and local affiliated organizations, serving as an elected officer or appointed committee member within several of these organizations. At Truman Medical Centers, he provides comprehensive medication management for complex patients with diabetes and other comorbidities approximately three days per week in the outpatient internal medicine and endocrinology clinics on the Hospital Hill campus. He is also involved with the hospital’s Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) program.
Dr. Sarah Fritz

Dr. Sarah Fritz

Dr. Sarah Fritz received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2017. Her current practice interests include cardiology, internal medicine, and emergency medicine. Sarah’s research project involves developing and implementing a pharmacy-to-dose warfarin consult protocol for the inpatient pharmacy at Truman Medical Center. Upon completion of her PGY-1, she plans to either move on to a PGY-2 or pursue a clinical position within an inpatient hospital pharmacy. In addition, Sarah also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Angela Chu

Dr. Angela Chu

Dr. Angela Chu received her Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Ohio Northern University in May 2017. Her current practice interests include critical care and academia. Angela's research project involves developing a sleep bundle order set and assessing its impact on decreasing the incidence of delirium in the ICU. Upon completion of her PGY-1, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 in critical care and ultimately end up in a faculty position with a shared clinical role. Angela also hopes to obtain her board certifications in pharmacotherapy and critical care in her career.
Dr. Kerra Cissne

Dr. Kerra Cissne

Dr. Kerra Cissne received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas School Of Pharmacy in May 2016. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Her current practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. Kerra’s research project involves assessment of how a procalcitonin lab bundle affects antibiotic treatment decisions in critically ill patients. Upon completion of her PGY-2 residency, she plans to pursue a career in an academic medical center. Kerra also hopes to achieve board certification in critical care and to remain active in health-systems pharmacy organizations, and eventually become a residency program director.
Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS

Tony Huke, Pharm.D., BCPS

Dr. Tony Huke is one of the Clinical Managers as well as the Program Director for the PGY1 residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Huke earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed his PGY1 residency training at Cox Medical Center. He achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Huke’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists at TMC, within the state of Missouri and across the country by serving as both preceptor and mentor for pharmacy students and residents alike. He has held various clinical and managerial roles within the department, organized and supervised the creation of numerous clinical programs and initiatives, and was a founding member and preceptor of the re-initiated TMC pharmacy residency program that he has led for the past twelve years. He supervises the management of TMC’s formulary program and focuses on cost effective medication use. Dr. Huke has presented at numerous local and regional conferences and student organizations regarding the importance of residency training, planning a career in health systems pharmacy, and is currently the course coordinator for the Hospital Pharmacy elective offered each fall at the UMKC School of Pharmacy.
Amen Ogunmekan, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP

Amen Ogunmekan, Pharm.D., BCPP, BCGP

Dr. Amen I Ogunmekan is the Clinical Lead Psychiatric Pharmacist and the Intern Clinical Program Training Coordinator at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Ogunmekan earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri,-Kansas City and completed a PGY 1 residency training in pharmacy practice at Truman Medical Centers. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist and Geriatric Pharmacist.

Dr. Ogunmekan’s professional areas of interest include, mentoring future pharmacist and advocating for mentally ill patients by optimizing the treatment of mentally ill patients. She is also involved in various professional organizations to promote safe and efficacious medication use.
Alex Oschman, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Alex Oschman, Pharm.D., BCPPS

Dr. Alex Oschman is the NICU Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for Truman Medical Centers as well as the Program Director for the PGY2-Pediatrics residency at Children’s Mercy Hospital. Dr. Oschman earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Purdue University and completed her PGY1 residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and PGY2-Pediatrics training at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Oschman’s professional areas of interest include training future pediatric health systems pharmacists, improving identification and reporting of adverse drug events in neonates, and involvement in the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group (PPAG). She has held various roles within the Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists and PPAG. She has been responsible for the development and implementation of several treatment algorithms in the NICU and plays in integral role in the direction of medication therapy decisions in the NICU. Dr. Oschman has presented at several national conferences on topics relating to neonatology and is currently working with the FDA on ADR detection and reporting. She has several publications relating to chronic lung disease in infants and other NICU topics. She additionally lectures in the pediatric elective course at the UMKC School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Kristin Peterson

Dr. Kristin Peterson

Dr. Kristin Peterson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2017. Her current practice interests include critical care, emergency medicine, and infectious disease. Kristin’s research project involves implementing and evaluating use of intravenous ketamine as an adjunct to intravenous opioids among patients with sickle cell disease presenting to the emergency department in vaso-occlusive crisis. After completing her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 in critical care or emergency medicine and become board certified in pharmacotherapy. Following residency completion, she hopes to begin her career as a clinical specialist in one of these areas at either at an academic medical center or community hospital where the opportunity exists to precept and teach students in the pharmacy and medical professions.
Dr. Chelsea Stallings

Dr. Chelsea Stallings

Dr. Chelsea Stallings received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 2017. Her current practice interests include emergency medicine and infectious disease. Chelsea’s research project involves developing a real time/cost estimation of dealing with hospital drug shortages. Upon completion of her PGY-1 residency, she plans to pursue a career at an academic teaching hospital where she can serve as a preceptor. Chelsea also hopes to achieve board certification in pharmacotherapy and to remain active in health-systems pharmacy organizations, such as GKCSHP.
Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Katie Korte, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP

Dr. Katie Korte is the Clinical Lead Pharmacist in Trauma and General Surgery as well as the Program Director for the PGY2 Critical Care residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Korte earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed her PGY1 residency and PGY2 specialty training in Critical Care both at Truman Medical Centers. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist.

Dr. Korte’s professional areas of interest include trauma, critical care, and precepting. She currently serves on the board of the Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists as president-elect focusing on involving students, residents, and pharmacists in local pharmacy initiatives and supporting professional development through educational offerings. She plans to pursue involvement at the state level with the Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists after completion of her term. Dr. Korte is actively involved in research and clinical practice. She has recently published “Residency Program Directors’ View on the Value of Teaching” in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and “Pharmacists’ Guide to the Management of Organ Donors after Brain Death” in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists.
Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.

Jennifer Santee, Pharm.D.

Dr. Jen Santee is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Santee earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree with high distinction from the University of Iowa and completed PGY 1 residency training in family medicine and community pharmaceutical care at Northeast Iowa Family Practice Center and Greenwood Drug in Waterloo, Iowa.

Dr. Santee is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) in the School of Pharmacy. Her practice site is at Truman Medical Center – Lakewood where she is active in the family practice clinic, anticoagulation clinic, dermatology clinic, and pulmonology clinic. She has served on various American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy committees, has been the School of Pharmacy’s curriculum committee chair, received the UMKC Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Diversity, and is currently the faculty advisor for UMKC’s Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) chapter.
Sayo Weihs, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

Sayo Weihs, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS

Dr. Sayo Weihs is the Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Weihs earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Master of Business Administration from Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and College of Business and Public Administration. She completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers. She has achieved the designation of Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Dr. Weihs’ professional interests include adult infectious disease topics such as multi-drug resistant organisms and opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDS. She is certified in Antimicrobial Stewardship from the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists and is currently a treasurer for Greater Kansas City Society of Health System Pharmacists (GKCSHP).
Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP

Kerry Yamada, Pharm.D., BCGP

Dr. Kerry Yamada is one of the Clinical Lead Pharmacists in Internal Medicine as well as one of the Postgraduate Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinators at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Yamada earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 residency training at Truman Medical Centers. She achieved the designation of Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist.

Dr. Yamada’s professional areas of interest include the training of future health systems pharmacists, quality improvement of inpatient medication strategies and multidisciplinary education. She is actively involved in clinical practice providing comprehensive, age appropriate care, TMC’s residency programs, and serving as the pharmacy representative for various hospital and intradepartmental committees focusing on patient care. She is involved with UMKC and KU Schools of Pharmacy as well as state pharmacy organizations (Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists) serving as chair for the Resident Workgroup and member for the Website Committee.