Residency Listing

VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System - Topeka
2200 SW Gage Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66622
Code: 62001
NMS Code: 172413
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Ted R. Grabarczyk, Pharm. D., BCACP
(785) 350-3111 x52637
Director of Pharmacy: Eugene Handza, RPh, MHA
913-682-2000 52200
Fax: (785) 350-4574
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline:


Starting Date: 7/1/2019
Estimated Stipend: 41098
Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

Residents are integrated into a progressive training atmosphere where pharmacists may prescribe medications, order laboratory and diagnostic tests and place consults to other services within a scope of practice. The EKHCS pharmacy practice model also integrates traditional dispensing duties with advanced clinical roles. Residents learn to provide proactive, patient-centered pharmaceutical care in acute, ambulatory and long-term care settings to develop a well-rounded practice base. The major ambulatory care component of the residency is completed as a longitudinal experience where residents have the opportunity to care for patients consulted to the Chronic Disease Management and Anticoagulation services. Core rotations include: Acute Medicine (Leavenworth KS), Ambulatory Care, Advanced Ambulatory Care , Drug Information, Geriatrics/Long-Term Care, Psychiatry, Pharmacy Operations, Pharmacy Leadership and Administration, and Research Project. Electives include Antimicrobial Stewardship, Outpatient Mental Health, and Teaching Certificate Program.

Fringe Benefits:   paid vacation/holidays/sick leave, health insurance, assistance with travel to ASHP Midyear and Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

U.S. citizenship, PharmD, college transcript, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, letter of intent – all applications must be completed online via the PhORCAS system.

Training Site Type: Ambulatory Care/Hospital/Long-Term Care
Owner Affiliate: Government - VA
Model Type(s): VA Network
Patients Enrolled: 36002
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 39
Non-Professional Staff: 29
Number of Medical Centers: 2
Total Beds: 545
Average Daily Census: 399
Site Special Features:   Residents are provided opportunities to instruct and precept pharmacy students while on service. In addition to required teaching responsibilities, residents may elect to complete the Resident Teaching Certificate Program via UMKC. Residents are required to complete a research project of publishable quality and present their findings at the Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference in May. Topeka (capital of Kansas), is home to 125,000 people and is a short drive to Lawrence (KU) and Kansas City (UMKC).