Pharmacy Residency

Our year-long residency programs at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City provide opportunities for pharmacy residents to work within a health system renowned for its innovation and research opportunities:

About the Pharmacy Department

All Saint Luke’s Health System pharmacies use a patient-centered integrated model. Pharmacists are proactively engaged in medication selection and management with the multidisciplinary team. A decentralized distribution model uses automated dispensing cabinets throughout all facilities, giving pharmacists the ability to perform their responsibilities more easily.

We have an ongoing affiliation with University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy.

About Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

Located on the historic Country Club Plaza, Saint Luke’s Hospital has a 130-year history of providing exceptional, nonprofit care. We are one of the largest tertiary care facilities in the region.

  • 611 beds
  • Leading research and academic institution
  • Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
  • Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute
  • Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute
  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Saint Luke’s Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the elite hospitals in the nation


Missouri Society of Health System Pharmacists
Research and Education Foundation Research Award recipient
1992, 1995, 2001, 2003–2006, 2008–2013

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Best Practices in Health-System Pharmacy Award, 2003
“Practice Spotlight” January 2010

Application Process

Saint Luke’s Hospital will manage the application process for its pharmacy residency programs through ASHP’s PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application) process. Application materials will include:

  • Completed residency application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three completed reference forms
  • College transcripts

Please see PhORCAS for due date for all materials.

All completed applications will be reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be invited for on-site interviews in late January and February.

Contact Us

PGY1 Pharmacy Program Director
Mark Woods, PharmD, FASHP, BCPS
Clinical Coordinator

PGY2 Critical Care Program Director
Shelby Shemanski, PharmD, BCCCP
Clinical Pharmacist II, Critical Care

PGY2 HSPA Program Director
Jeff Little, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FACHE
Director of Pharmacy 

PGY2 Cardiology Program Director
Chip Hayes, PharmD, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
Clinical Pharmacist III, Cardiac Critical Care