The PGY-1/ PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency develops students who choose to pursue a pharmacy leader positions and who desire to be leaders in the profession. The resident will focus on developing a strong clinical foundation the first year, in addition to learning introductory management and leadership skills. The PGY-2 year builds on the PGY-1 resident’s competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operations, through leadership and managerial rotations. Areas of emphasis include safe and effective medication-use processes, quality improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology and advanced leadership. The residency will lay the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills.
Residents will be accountable for various aspects of the medication management process, as members of a collaborative health care team. They will develop a strong foundational knowledge of pharmacy systems and, upon graduation, be prepared for a mid-level clinical or operational management/ supervisory position in a variety of practice settings and focus areas; these include pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality improvement and clinical practice management.
Residency Rotation Requirements
The goals and objectives of the PGY-1 and PGY-2 program are achieved over a two year period. These meet the programmatic requirements of a PGY-1 Residency and a PGY-2 HSPAL Residency. The Residency Program Director (RPD) and preceptors will work with the resident on a schedule that meets the needs, interests and experiences of the resident, along with the requirements of the program. This is achieved through a combination of required and elective rotations, combined with teaching, precepting, research, and academic coursework at the University of Minnesota.
Core Required Rotations
Health System Pharmacy Administration (PGY-1 year); Pharmacy Management (PGY-2 year)
A Master’s Degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy is achieved through didactic coursework at the University of Minnesota; College of Pharmacy. Thirty total credit hours are required for program completion, this is approximately seven credits per semester. Required courses include Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Statistical Analysis, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy and its Environment, and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. More information can be found on the College of Pharmacy web site https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/departments/pharmaceutical-care-health-systems/social-and-administrative-pharmacy-graduate-program
Residency Project Requirements
Residents are required to complete at least one medication or drug use evaluation annually, and will complete a longitudinal-based research project. Projects must be submitted in written form and will be presented (PowerPoint and poster platforms) to the appropriate health-system committee, in addition to presenting at local, state and/or national meetings annually. Residents will prepare at least one written manuscript in a format suitable for journal submission.
Longitudinal Leadership and Management Requirements
Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional development of leadership abilities. These include:
Attend and participate in various leadership, management and Topics meetings in pharmacy and the health system
Teach and precept pharmacy students on IPPE and APPE rotations
Provide in-service lectures and conduct small group discussions to healthcare personnel
Track and report adverse drug events and medication events within the system’s Event/ Near Miss Reporting System
Revise or update clinical protocols and management procedures and policies
Complete at least two medication class reviews, including cost analysis
Prepare and distribute of internal pharmacy publications
Attend and participate in various hospital and ambulatory committees
Prepare and compile two medication monographs for formulary assessment
Regional and National Conference Attendance
Residents receive a stipend to attend and participate in regional and national conferences each year. Opportunities include Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) meetings; American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Leadership Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical and Summer meetings; EPIC annual meetings; Vizient meetings and Midwest Resident’s Conference (required).
Resident schedules adhere to the ASHP Duty Hours Statement. Residents will document duty hours as requested and contribute to departmental staffing as noted below:
Staffing every other weekend during the first year of the residency program and every fourth weekend during the second year of the residency program
Shift changes will be managed by the residents, the residency director and the schedulers, in accordance with the duty hour statement
Coverage of the clinical on-call pager during the first year of residency
Coverage of the management on-call pager the second year of residency
Attendance and participation at all codes when residents are on site and on duty
Participation in codes on clinical rotations and during specified code months
Participation in longitudinal ACLS simulation sessions
Maintain ACLS and BLS certification
Eligible candidates will have a Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy and be eligible for Minnesota licensure. All interested candidates must be registered with National Matching Services Inc. and use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) to submit an application. Three letters of recommendation are required - standard PhORCAS template - and should include an assessment of the candidate’s knowledgebase, dependability, communication style, assertiveness and motivation.
About PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency
Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes HCMC, a nationally recognized Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The comprehensive healthcare system includes a 473 bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center and philanthropic foundation. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.