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Community Practice Residency

Residency Program Purpose

Universal PGY1 Community -Based Pharmacy Residency Program Purpose

To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Unique PGY1 Community -Based Residency Program at Creighton University/Creighton Campus Pharmacy Description

Our program will provide the resident with experience and confidence in the development, implementation and delivery of community-based patient care services for multiple populations through direct patient care activities, interdisciplinary collaboration, and management activities designed to foster the economic viability of patient care services. The program seeks to engage the resident in a variety of activities that facilitate leadership, enhance the clinical knowledge necessary to care for patients in a community setting, and assess competency in the aspects of practice management that involve deciding upon, planning for, marketing, and implementing a new or enhanced patient care service.

In addition, there is an emphasis on developing teaching skills to be used for educating patients, students, pharmacists and other healthcare providers. The program provides experiences in a variety of settings which focus on the core areas of practice specified in the ASHP Accreditation Standards including patient care and practice management. These learning experiences will serve as the basis for assuming a position in a community practice setting, ambulatory care setting, and/or as an adjunct or clinical educator faculty member.

Program Details

The Creighton University Campus Pharmacy and Creighton University School of Pharmacy & Health Professions (CU SPAHP) offers two post-graduate year-one community practice residency positions. 

Program Outcomes and Goals

The Community Practice Residency is a 12-month program designed to develop clinicians that practice independently and excel in designing advanced patient care services in a community setting. The partnership between Creighton University and the Creighton University Campus Pharmacy provides participants with a well-rounded educational experience in a variety of settings, which focus on the core areas of practice specified in the ASHP/APhA Accreditation Standards, including patient care and practice management.

Upon completion, participants will be competent and confident practitioners as evidenced by their ability to:

  • Provide direct patient care to multiple populations within the community setting
  • Educate patients, students, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals
  • Develop collaborative practices with other healthcare providers
  • Exercise leadership skills in the areas of education, teaching and research
  • Provide clear and concise verbal and written information to healthcare providers, patients and the community
  • Develop investigative and problem-solving skills through the design, implementation, and completion of a research project with a manuscript suitable for publication
  • Manage a pharmacy with a focus on providing economically sustainable patient care services

Primary Residency Location

Creighton University Campus Pharmacy is currently located at 2412 Cuming St. Suite 201, on the 2nd level of the CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center University Campus in Omaha, Nebraska.

Creighton University Campus Pharmacy is a community pharmacy that provides outpatient services to ambulatory clinic patients, University and CHI employees as well as patients in the community. The pharmacy is owned and operated by Creighton University and is an active teaching site for community residents, clerkship students and student employees.


12 months (July 1 to June 30)

Core Responsibilities and Activities

The Community Practice Residency provides learning opportunities in multiple areas including:

  • Community Practice and Pharmacy Services
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Medication Therapy Management (MTM)
  • Academia (lectures, labs, journal clubs, case studies, etc.)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Drug Information
  • Research
  • Practice management
  • Preparing and Publishing a Manuscript
  • Teaching certificate program
  • Elective areas (Dental Clinic, Psych, Management, Lifestyle Medicine, Specialty Pharmacy, etc.)

In addition to the learning opportunities above, participants will create a customized learning plan to guide their learning throughout the year. Strong consideration will be given to areas of interest for each participant in terms of providing educational experiences.

Participants will be required to prepare and submit a paper for publication and present a research project at the Midwest Pharmacy Residency Conference.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Candidates must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program.
  • Applicants must be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state or jurisdiction in which the residency program is conducted.
  • Individuals making application to residency programs that have applied for accreditation or that are accredited by ASHP must participate in and adhere to the rules of the Resident Matching Program (RMP) process as set forth in Rules for the ASHP Pharmacy Resident Matching Program.
  • Candidates must submit a personal statement that includes short-term and long-term professional goals and explains why the resident is interested in the program at Creighton University Campus Pharmacy and provide a curriculum vitae, college transcripts and three letters of recommendation via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) system by January 3rd, 2022.

Stipend and Benefits

The PGY1 Pharmacy Program offers a competitive stipend. Additional benefits include paid time off, medical/dental insurance, a laptop computer for use during the residency and financial support to attend the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting and Midwest Pharmacy Residents’ conference.

Primary Residency Faculty/Preceptors

  • Laura Klug, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Craig Kessler, PharmD, Director of Creighton University Campus Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Emily Knezevich, PharmD. BCPS, CDE, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Jessica Skradski, PharmD, Residency Program Director, Assistant Director of Creighton University Campus Pharmacy, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Shana Castillo, PharmD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • Mallory McKenzie, PharmD, Staff Pharmacist, CHI Health Clinic Pharmacy at Florence
  • Molly Goessling, PharmD, BCGP, Director of Center for Medication Therapy Management
  • Eric Hoie, PharmD, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Current Residents

  • Megan Aden, PharmD
  • Mahreen Haq, PharmD

Contact Us

Jessica Skradski, PharmD
Residency Program Director
Assistant Director of Creighton University Campus Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice

2412 Cuming Street, Ste 201
Omaha, NE 68131

402.449.4560 option 0