A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration (HSPA) residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ skills in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services. This prepares the resident for high level managerial and leadership responsibilities. Areas focused on include safe and effective medication management systems, quality assurance/control, management of human resources including recruiting, financial stewardship, technology in healthcare and leadership strategies.
During the residency year, a combination of block and longitudinal learning experiences will be utilized. These experiences are variable in length, often overlap, and may be adjusted as needed.
Required Longitudinal Experiences
Health System Pharmacy Leadership
Drug Policy and Procedure Development
Required Focused Rotations
Inpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services
Inpatient Operations: Tertiary medical center
Inpatient Operations: Community hospital
Ambulatory Care Services Management
Contracts and Procurement
Infusion Center Management
Health Plan/Pharmacy Benefit Management
Community Pharmacy Leadership
Medication Safety (Focus Month)
Unique Certification/Training Opportunities
ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy
Lean Six Sigma Yellow/Green Belt
University of Florida Teaching Certificate Program
Program Sponsored Conferences
ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Florida Residency Conference (FRC)
FSHP Annual Conference
ASHP Pharmacy Leaders Conference
About Health First
As Central Florida’s only fully integrated healthcare system, Health First encompasses
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Cape Canaveral Hospital
Palm Bay Hospital
Health First Health Plans
Health First Family Pharmacy
VitalWatch, Central Florida’s only electronic Intensive Care Unit (eICU)
Health First Medical Group
Trauma and Heart Centers
VitalWatch provides Health First’s critical care physicians, nurses and pharmacy specialist the ability to monitor real-time vital signs, laboratory results and complete electronic medical records of patients in various intensive care units at all four Health First hospitals from a central location.
As the only state-accredited Level II trauma center in Brevard and Indian River counties, the Trauma Center offers 24/7 care with rapid patient transport via First Flight aeromedical helicopter.
The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must either possess or be eligible to obtain Florida Pharmacist Licensure. Applicant must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation will be required as well as evaluation of patient and clinical team interaction.
Letter of intent
Three professional recommendations, at least two of which should be from clinical preceptors