Residency Programs

University-Affiliated, Post-Graduate Training Programs

In affiliation with leaders in community pharmacy, our community-based pharmacy residency program offers pharmacy students experience in a variety of pharmacy settings, access to an expansive group of mentors and a broad range of opportunities to develop the skills needed for success in their future career.

University faculty play an integral role in residency training and offer mentorship. Through the university partnership, residents have the opportunity to participate in a range of training experiences, including ambulatory care experiences focusing on family practice, diabetes, anticoagulation and pain management. Residency experiences are individualized to the needs and areas of interest of each resident.

Our Residencies and Fellowships




Benefits of Residency and Fellowship Training

  • Salary
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave
  • Health insurance
  • Travel stipend

In addition, residents receive a clinical adjunct appointment to the faculty and teach students both in the classroom and in the clinical arena. They will receive a university email account, access to databases and search engines at the Health Sciences Library, and the ability to use the UMKC Drug Information Center to help answer challenging drug-related questions. Finally, we will help you find a post-residency position that uses all your new skills.

Graduates of this residency program will be qualified to accept positions as clinical pharmacists in community pharmacy settings.

Want to see what kinds of community-based pharmacy residency programs recent alumni have participated in?

Review the list (PDF)

UMKC Residents Teaching Certificate Program

Residents who are interested in pursuing an academic career will be able to arrange additional experiences in teaching and curriculum development.

Learn more about the residents teaching certicate program (PDF)

Apply for a Residency

We seek motivated candidates who are dedicated to advancing community pharmacy while delivering a high level of direct patient care. Selection of residents will be based on their community experience, interest in advancing community pharmacy practice, desire to provide direct patient care and ability to display leadership potential. Residents must be motivated and self-directed individuals.

Applicants must have a Pharm.D. or equivalent experience and be eligible for licensure in Missouri. Candidates should submit a completed application, academic transcript, curriculum vitae, letter of intent and three letters of recommendation using the completed standardized reference found in PHORCAS by the Dec. 31 deadline.

Qualified candidates will be invited for an on-site interview and selection will take place through the ASHP Residency Match Program.

View application checklist (PDF)


UMKC School of Pharmacy
Sarah Oprinovich, Pharm.D., BCACP
Director, Community Pharmacy Residency Program
2464 Charlotte St.
Kansas City, MO 64108-2718
Phone: 816-468-1188, Ext. 263
Email: Sarah Oprinovich

Balls Food Stores
Michael Halliwell, Pharm.D.
Residency Site Coordinator, Clinical Pharmacist
Phone: 913-573-1254
Email: Michael Halliwell

L&S Pharmacy
Tripp Logan, Pharm.D.
Residency Site Coordinator, Owner
Phone: 573-683-3307

Jordan Valley Community Health Center Residency in Ambulatory Care
Lisa M. Cillessen, Pharm.D., BCACP
Residency Program Director
Phone: 417-837-3615
Email: Lisa Cillessen

Drug Information Fellowship
Morgan L. Sperry, Pharm.D.
Director, Drug Information Center
Phone: 816-235-6168
Email: Morgan Sperry 

Residency Program Accreditation

Our residency program is accredited by the ASHP Commission on Credentialing, in affiliation with the American Pharmacists Association.