The PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program was established in 2012 by an experienced leadership team at Allegheny General Hospital and was accredited by ASHP in 2015. The program is combined with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and provides opportunities for the resident to develop leadership and expert pharmacy management skills in a variety of settings. The two year pharmacy residency builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists able to specialize in administrative areas. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency in health system pharmacy administration should possess competencies that qualify them for administrative pharmacist roles and or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in pharmacotherapy.
Residents in this program are integrally involved in daily leadership activities, gaining hands-on experience in preparation to assume leadership roles upon graduation, either in traditional clinical or operational leadership paths or in less traditional career paths in a variety of leadership and corporate roles. The program allows for flexibility and customization to match the evolving career aspirations of the residents. Upon graduation, each resident will receive a PGY1 and PGY2 certificate as well as the MPH degree. An elective experience in the Teaching Certificate Program through Duquesne University School of Pharmacy is also available.
PGY1 Required Clinical Rotations
Emergency Medicine (1 month)
Cardiology ICU- choice of CT Surgical ICU or CCU (1 month)
Surgical ICU - choice of Trauma ICU or Neurosurgical ICU (1 month)
Oncology Inpatient (1 month)
Infectious Diseases (1 month)
Unit-Based Services (1 month)
Transitions of Care (1 month)
Administrative On-Call (6 months Longitudinal)
Inpatient Pharmacy Staffing (Longitudinal)
PGY 1 Administrative Rotations
Practice Management (1 month)
Pharmacy Operations (1 month)
PGY2 Administrative Electives
Community Hospital Management
Oncology Pharmacy Management
Retail Pharmacy Management
Ambulatory Clinical Management
Pharmacy Regulatory & Safety
ASHP (by application)
PGY2 Required Administrative Rotations
Advanced Pharmacy Operations (6 months)
Hospital Pharmacy Leadership
Hospital Pharmacy Finance
Network Pharmacy Leadership
Advanced Pharmacy Operations
Concentrated Oncology Pharmacy Operations
Concentrated Retail Pharmacy Operations
Concentrated Automation and Informatics
Clinical Pharmacy Management (3 months)
Medication use management
Clinical program management
Concentrated Experiences (1 week)
Regulatory & Safety
Group Purchasing Organization
Longitudinal Experiences (12 months)
Pharmacy Area Co-Supervisor
Pharmacy Staffing & Coordination
Pharmacy Policy & Med Safety
Applications will be accepted through January 2, 2020. Application materials should include the following: • Letter of intent • Residency Interest Form • Curriculum vitae • Three professional letters of recommendation • Academic transcript
An on-site interview is also required. The residency commences by July 1.
Applicants must be eligible for graduation or have graduated from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy and must be licensed in Pennsylvania or eligible for Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure. Information on Pennsylvania pharmacist licensure eligibility can be found at:
Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) is an academic medical center serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding five-state area. The hospital annually admits more than 24,000 patients, and has nearly 800 physicians and approximately 5,000 employees that share AGH's commitment to excellence in patient care, medical education and research. AGH is the flagship tertiary care hospital in the Allegheny Health Network (AHN).
The AGH Department of Pharmacy provides on-site outpatient pharmacy services and 24-hour inpatient comprehensive pharmacy services utilizing a decentralized, computerized unit-dose drug distribution system and intravenous admixture programs in a newly remodeled pharmacy. Other pharmacy services include drug information, computerized inventory control and procurement systems, integrated drug use review, and quality improvement. Extensive in-service education and staff development programs are also available.
The AGH Pharmacy Residency Programs consists of 19 residents within eight-different residency programs. PGY1 programs include Acute Care and Ambulatory Focused residencies. PGY2 programs include Ambulatory Care, Cardiology, Critical Care, Oncology, and Infectious Di...seases residencies. A combined PGY1-PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program with MPH at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health is also available. Residents receive a stipend of $44,000 for PGY1 and $46,000 for PGY2 with medical, prescription, dental, vision, disability, and life-insurance benefits. Thirteen paid days off are provided during the residency year outside of days to attend approved conferences.