There is a rapidly expanding need for pharmacists who are equipped to respond to the challenges and opportunities of managed care. This program is intended to prepare pharmacists for leadership roles in the managed care setting. Primary emphasis is placed on population-based health care resource management initiatives, clinical programs, physician profiling and initiative development, data analysis and outcomes assessment, drug information, effective communication, and teaching skills.
Residents will have the opportunity to work in a unique clinical practice environment where they can utilize their research and implementation skills to manage a variety of clinical issues. It is our goal to not only provide an environment where residents can grow in knowledge, skill and insight, but also to provide the flexibility for residents to create clinical programs and health resource management strategies of their own. As a result of completing the Hill Physicians Managed Care Pharmacy Practice Residency, graduates will have the tools to take on challenging roles in a variety of managed care practice settings.
This is a 12-month Managed Care Pharmacy Practice residency with rotations in the following areas:
Clinical Data Extraction/Profiling
Clinical Program Development
Administration and Contracting
Medication Use Management
Health Plan Experience (elective rotation at Blue Shield upon availability) or
Direct Patient Care (elective rotation at UCSF upon availability)
The resident will also have the following longitudinal experiences throughout the year:
Teaching and Mentorship
Leadership and Management
Residents are also required to complete a longitudinal project that will be presented at the Western States Conference.
To be considered as a candidate, applicants are required to submit the following items to PhORCAS no later than January 11, 2019:
A letter of interest describing why the applicant has chosen to complete a managed care pharmacy practice residency and why he/she is specifically interested in the residency at HPMG
A recommendation from 3 faculty or work supervisors (at least 2 must be familiar with the applicant’s clerkship performance)
An official transcript of all course work completed in the professional pharmacy curriculum
A current curriculum vitae (please include an email address)
One professional writing sample (newsletter, published manuscript, drug monograph, review, etc.)
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the program director to arrange an on-site interview. The on-site interview is a required portion of the application process and will not be waived.
About Hill Physicians Medical Group
Hill Physicians Medical Group (HPMG) is an Independent Practice Association that contracts with health plans to provide services on behalf of HMO members. Hill Physicians is licensed in California as a professional corporation which contracts with health professionals including primary care and specialty physicians, and allied health professionals to provide services for our members. With nearly 4,000 physicians and other healthcare providers, we are the largest network of independent physicians in northern California servicing over 300,000 members in 11 Northern California counties within East Bay, San Francisco, Solano, Sacramento, and San Joaquin regions. We provide care to HMO, Medicare Advantage, Medi-Cal, and PPO attributed members. Founded in 1984, Hill Physicians has a long history as one of the nation’s leaders in managed healthcare. HPMG has been recognized by the Elite Status of Excellence for the Standards for Medical Care by the California Association of Physicians Groups (CAPG) and the 2016 Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA) Excellence in Healthcare Award. The recognition we have received demonstrates our practices in excellence. We’re proud to be awarded for our commitment to our members and our community.