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PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

  • Purpose Statement

    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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists). 

    Program Description

    The Health System Pharmacy Administration Program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital provides the resident with the skills and knowledge required to become a competent pharmacy leader. 

    Individuals fulfilling the standards of the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program will be prepared to secure a leadership role in health-system pharmacy. A variety of pharmacy administration rotations are offered to give the residents exposure to a wide array of health system pharmacy administration experiences across the continuum of care.  The resident serves as a member of the hospital site pharmacy management team, as well as the health system pharmacy enterprise leadership team.  

    Learning Experiences

    Core experiences 

    • Orientation
    • Operations management
    • Clinical management
    • Site director leadership
    • Health system pharmacy leadership
    • System pharmacy support services
    • Regional Hospital management
    • Project management
    • Medication safety
    • Human resources management / Manager on call
    • Staffing

    Possible elective experiences

    • Community pharmacy administration
    • Ambulatory pharmacy administration
    • Pharmacy informatics
    • Hospital& nursing administration
    • Performance improvement
    • IS project management
    • Investigational drugs
    • Clinical coordinator – Infectious disease, cardiology, pain/palliative care 


    Each resident staffs central pharmacy an average of every third weekend from approximately mid-August through the end of residency year. Also, each resident will work two of six observed holidays.


    • Stipend: Competitive – contact site
    • Personal office space, personal computer, telephone and pager
    • Health, dental and life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Financial support for approved national, state and local pharmacy meetings
    • Access to online resources through the University of Minnesota

    Application process

    Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system (match number 720463).

  • Contact us

    Kristi Gullickson, PharmD, FASHP, director of pharmacy
    PGY2 Health-System pharmacy administration residency director

    Abbott Northwestern Hospital Pharmacy Department 
    800 East 28th Street, Mail Route 11321
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Phone: 612-863-4906
    Fax: 612-863-7134