Retail/Community Pharmacy APPE

Students will provide patient-centered care in a community pharmacy setting under the supervision of the site pharmacy preceptor. The rotation is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain understanding of the daily functions and responsibilities of a retail pharmacist and further develop applicable knowledge regarding use of medications. Students will experience the operations and management of a community pharmacy and be involved in all aspects of the medication delivery system. 

Students will be expected to participate in patient education and counseling on OTC products, dietary supplements, medical devices, and prescription medications. Our sites provide opportunities for students to interact directly with patients by providing pharmacy services such as Medication Therapy Management and Discharge counseling for our Meds to Beds program. 

Students will gain confidence in their ability to communicate information to patients that have various educational background levels as well as other medical professionals. Students should strive to be independent learners. As much as possible, students should find answers to questions individually and then discuss with preceptor to determine the best course of action.

Students are required to comply with all federal and state rules and regulations as it applies to pharmacy practice while coordinating the safe, accurate, and time-sensitive distribution of medication.


Saint Luke’s Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy
4320 Wornall Rd. Suite #128
Kansas City, MO 64111

Saint Luke’s North Outpatient Pharmacy
5844 NW Barry Rd. Suite #20
Kansas City, MO 64154

Saint Luke’s South Retail Pharmacy
12300 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66213

Saint Luke’s East Outpatient Pharmacy
100 NE Saint Luke’s Blvd.        
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

Saint Luke’s South Mission Farms Pharmacy
4061 Indian Creek Parkway Suite #120
Overland Park, KS 66207


Paige Ulrich, PharmD
  • School of pharmacy: University of Missouri–Kansas City
Suzie Smith, PharmD
  • School of pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Health system, hospital, pharmacy, and residency committee involvement: Saint Luke’s Health System Pharmacy Education; Program Leader, Meds to Beds
Susan Steiner, RPh
  • School of pharmacy: University of Kansas
Mandy Young, PharmD
  • School of pharmacy: University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Residency training: Clinical Pharmacy: University of California-San Francisco
  • Specialty interests: Drug use policy, general medicine, leadership, residency/student training
Jeff Gerstner, RPh
  • School of pharmacy: University of Iowa