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PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Residency

  • Objectives

    • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system
    • Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services
    • Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources
    • Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance within the context of the broader health system
    • Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system
    • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession of pharmacy practice

    Core experiences / Required rotations

    • Health-system pharmacy administration
    • Clinical practice management
    • Operations and technology management
    • Pharmacy informatics (Leadership perspective)
    • Regional pharmacy / Affiliate management
    • Hospital and nursing administration

    Elective experiences

    • Home Infusion (2 weeks)
    • Allina Health system pharmacy leadership
    • Ambulatory pharmacy management
    • Community Pharmacy Management
    • Additional Pharmacy Informatics
    • Project management – IS
    • Contracting and purchasing / Supply chain management
    • Other defined by resident

    Longitudinal experiences

    • Chief resident responsibilities
    • Policy management and updates
    • Staffing and Human Resources Management (Performance improvement)
    • Drug shortage management across both sites
    • Medication Safety (site and system level, PVSR review, med safety committee)
    • Quality Improvement
    • Drug diversion management
    • System formulary management/ P&T agenda and meeting management
    • Year-long capstone project


    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
    • Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Residency
    • Licensure as pharmacist in Minnesota no later than August 1st (unless alternative date is arranged with the residency director)
    • Licensure information: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and DEA
    • Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service