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Residency Program

The PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is designed to develop proficiency in a variety of clinically oriented patient care settings. Our mission is to integrate the pharmacy practice resident with a variety of disciplines within the patient care team. Upon completion of the residency, the candidate will have the skills and experience needed to perform at the highest level within the profession. The residency emphasizes independent thinking and application of clinical concepts in the development of progressive clinical services.

Application Procedure

All applications must be submitted through PhORCAS. A Curriculum Vitae, transcript, letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation are required.

Application Deadline - All application materials are due by January 3, 2023.
Interview Dates - February 1, 2023.

Three Residency Showcase events will be held to provide an opportunity for interaction with our PGY1 preceptors and current residents.

Friday, October 28, 2022 at The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
Friday, November 4, 2022 at UMKC School of Pharmacy
Monday, December 5, 2022 1 to 4 pm at ASHP Midyear Booth #4221

Residency Start Date: June 26, 2023

Salary and Benefits

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About AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, part of AdventHealth, is located in Merriam, Kan., a suburb of Kansas City. Situated in the heart of America, the area is rich in cultural, sports and entertainment venues. Johnson County provides the natural beauty of wooded parks and rolling hills and is home to some of the finest housing and public schools in the country.

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission is a 504-bed, non-profit community hospital specializing in minimally invasive procedures, heart and vascular health, behavioral health and women's health. In addition, the Medical Center features an extensive network of ambulatory clinics and has one of the busiest emergency departments in the area. The hospital is located near two colleges of pharmacy, which allow our staff to be involved in the education of future pharmacists.

The Department of Pharmacy consists of more than 40 associates who provide care to patients via eight satellite pharmacies, one retail pharmacy, a cancer center pharmacy, an ED/surgery center pharmacy, and a pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinic in a large family-practice clinic.

Our staff sets AdventHealth Shawnee Mission apart from other institutions. We value the unique contributions of each individual and know that a concerned, caring attitude is vital to the healing process.

With the support of today’s sophisticated technology, our dedicated staff treats patients, family members, visitors, and colleagues with integrity, care, and respect.

Guided by our mission and values, the work of AdventHealth Shawnee Mission associates exemplifies a spirit of service and commitment to excellence.

Required Rotations (4-5 weeks)

Along with an elective of your choosing, our rotation schedule provides you with hands-on experience across a variety of specialties. View the list below to learn more.

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Learning Experiences

Longitudinal Rotations
Project Management
Administration/Pharmacy Management
Anticoagulation Clinic

Outpatient Oncology
Repeat a required rotation for a more in depth experience.

Related Policies

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Research Project

Completion of a professional-quality longitudinal research project is an essential component of the PGY1 residency at AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. Residents, project coordinators, and preceptors will collaborate early on to select a project idea with the goal of each one being unique, within the resident's range of interests, useful to current and future clinical practice, and realistically completable in a year's time. Residents at AHSM present posters at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each year and present their completed projects to their peers at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference before graduation. A manuscript of suitable quality for submission to a professional journal is the final requirement. Preceptors well-versed in multiple specialty areas are dedicated to assisting our residents with mentorship and guidance in research design and data collection, and we take pride in the value that our multitude of successful past projects have contributed to our clinical practice.

Pharmacist Preceptors

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  • Matthew Bryant, PharmD, BCPS

    Oncology - Inpatient
    PharmD - University of Colorado Skaggs
    PGY1 Residency - Kansas City VA
    [email protected]

  • Kyla Bidne, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

    Oncology - Outpatient
    PharmD - University of Iowa
    PGY1 Residency - Shawnee Mission Medical Center
    [email protected]

  • Dawn Caspers, RPh

    Neonatal Intensive Care, Labor/Delivery
    BSPh - University of Colorado
    [email protected]

  • Heidi Calvin, PharmD, BCPS

    Administration, Orientation
    PharmD - University of Iowa
    PGY1 Residency - Shawnee Mission Medical Center
    [email protected]thealth.com

  • Ronnie Chanvitayapongs, PharmD, MPAHSA

    PharmD - University of Missouri - Kansas City
    PGY1 Residency - Shawnee Mission Medical Center
    [email protected]

  • Lance Deines, RPh

    BSPh University of Kansas
    [email protected]

Meet Our PGY1 Residents

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  • Jenna Brown Pharmacy Resident

    Jenna Brown

    Jenna graduated from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2022. She is originally from Oak Forest, Illinois. Her clinical interests include oncology and neonatal care. Jenna enjoys hiking with her dog, playing guitar, hanging out at local coffee shops, and getting together with friends. After completing her PGY-1, she is interested in pursuing a PGY-2 or working as a clinical pharmacist.

  • Lexi Wahlstrom Pharmacy Resident

    Lexi Wahlstrom

    Lexi graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2022. She is originally from Stillwater, Minnesota. Her primary clinical interests include mental health and internal medicine. Lexi enjoys playing with her dogs, spending time on the lake and traveling. Following residency, Lexi is looking to pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist.

Previous Residents' Current Pharmacist Positions

  • Natalie Hartung (2021-2022) - PGY2 Psychiatry Resident, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jack Wilcox (2021-2022) - Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Megan Smith (2020-2021) - Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Leila Brizzee (2020-2021) - Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Julia Law (2019-2020) - Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Tyler Chramosta (2019-2020) - Clinical Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Alyson Williamson (2018-2019) - Clinical Pharmacist, Research Medical Center
  • Matthew Bryant (2018-2019) - Oncology/Orthopedics Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Amanda Brenneke (2017-2018) - Clinical Pharmacist, OptumRX
  • Ma Chu (2017-2018) - Clinical Pharmacist, Los Angeles County Hospital
  • Ryan Fleer (2016-2017) - Oncology Pharmacist, The University of Kansas
  • Brianne Sutherland (2016-2017) - Mental Health Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Savannah Connolly (2015-2016) - Oncology Pharmacist, AdventHealth Cancer Center Shawnee Mission
  • Lydia Navarro (2015-2016) - Clinical Pharmacist, Presbyterian/St. Luke's in Denver, CO
  • Darren Denney (2014-2015) - Internal Medicine Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Nader Nassar (2014-2015) - Mental Health Pharmacist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Brandon Thomas (2013-2014) - Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Melanie Smith (2013-2014) - Clinical Coordinator, Research Medical Center
  • Chris Harms (2012-2013) - Intensive Care Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Ronnie Chanvitayapongs (2012-2013) - Director of Pharmacy, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Travis Kremmin (2011-2012) - Infectious Disease Pharmacist, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission
  • Emily Thomas (2011-2012) - Intensive Care Pharmacist, Centerpoint Medical Center
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