PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency combined with PGY1 and MS in Health-System Pharmacy Administration 2 year program
The HSPAL program at University of Utah Health develops clinically strong practitioners who choose to specialize in pharmacy administration roles, and become leaders in the profession. The PGY1 program provides a strong practice foundation with emphasis on clinical skill development. The PGY2 HSPAL program provides a broad experience in the management of pharmacy services in an academic medical center including inpatient and ambulatory programs, as well as foundational skills in human resources, leadership, technology and informatics, operational management, finance, compliance, medication safety and quality. The MS program provides for the solid academic foundation to support the rotational experiences. Graduates of the program will be capable of assuming roles as clinical coordinators, team leaders, pharmacy supervisors or managers in a variety of pharmacy practice settings, including academic medical centers. These are the leaders that will be ultimately assuming senior pharmacy leader and director of pharmacy positions.
Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Program Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives
The program uses the ASHP Outcomes, Goals and Objectives required for Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership. The program uses all required Outcomes, Goals and Objectives Other elective outcomes may be addressed as part of the resident's customizable plan.
The summary of the Outcomes, Goals and Objectives selected for the year are included as a print out from PharmAcademic for each resident after planning for the program year.
The program is offered in 3 parts. 1.See the Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) Residency description for detailed information for the first year of the program. Required 4 week rotations include: Orientation, Management, Drug Information, Acute Care-Internal Medicine, Adult Critical Care Selective, Transitions of Care Selective, and Primary Care. Residents have 4 weeks of project time spread out during the year. Residents may then choose electives (4 months) from a wide variety of electives in acute or ambulatory care, and specialty consult areas/ Residents in the HSPA program take Medication Safety as one of their electives their first year.
2.The Master of Science in Health-System Pharmacy Administration is offered as a program of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy. The first year course work is pharmacy specific with courses in issues in health care leadership and ethics, finance and accounting, operations management, human resources, research seminar, and practical issues for health system leaders. The second year is mostly electives taking coursework with the masters in health care administration students and in other departments such as Family Medicine (department with masters in public health), Health Education, and Business. Data Analysis and Decision making is required this second year. Examples of elective courses include: Public Health Policy and Administration, Health Care Financial Management, Health System Administration, Quality Improvement, and Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research. Other electives are considered with the approval of the Graduate Programs Committee.
Summary of academic program with curriculum. (see sidebar on HSPA residency site at http://pharmacyservices.utah.edu/residency)
Rotations are planned for each resident based on the program requirements, resident's previous experiences, resident's interests, and identified resident needs. A foundational set of experiences are required. The following summarizes the rotation experiences.
University of Utah Health Pharmacy Services provides an ideal setting to pursue a residency in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. As part of the University of Utah Health located in Salt Lake City, Utah, pharmacists play an integral role in providing state-of-the-art clinical care during more than 1.7 million patient visits. Our department collaborates with a diverse number of nationally recognized experts on numerous research and publication opportunities. We offer the opportunity to work in a health care setting focused on patient care and teamwork. We are excited to offer residencies in the following areas:
Pharmacy Practice (PGY1) - general and ambulatorytracks
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (PGY1&2)
Ambulatory Care (PGY2)
Critical Care (PGY2)
Drug Information (PGY2)
Infectious Diseases (PGY2)
Internal Medicine (PGY2)
Solid Organ Transplant (PGY2)
Emergency Medicine (PGY2)