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Kristi Gullickson, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, FMSHP, Director of Pharmacy 
PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program director

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

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

PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency; ASHP-accredited

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 PGY2 health system pharmacy administration and leadership residency program at Abbott Northwestern Hospital builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency program lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills.

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 and pharmacy enterprise pharmacy leadership team.  Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.

Learning Experiences

Core experiences 

  • Orientation
  • Operations management
  • Clinical management
  • Site director leadership
  • System pharmacy support services
  • Regional hospital management
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy leadership development
  • Human resources management / Manager on call
  • Staffing

Possible elective experiences

  • Health system pharmacy leadership
  • Community & ambulatory pharmacy administration
  • Pharmacy informatics
  • Hospital enterprise leadership
  • Advanced operations leadership
  • Advanced clinical leadership
  • Clinical coordinator leadership


The resident staffs central pharmacy an average of every third weekend and will work two of six observed holidays following completion of introductory training through the end of the residency year.


  • 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


  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Licensure as a Minnesota pharmacist no later than August 1st
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position.

Application materials

  • Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service (match number 720463)
  • Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system by 1/3/2022

Previous residents

  • Derek Vo, PharmD – Pharmacist, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kong Khang, PharmD -  Pharmacy Operations Manager, St. John's Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
  • Andrew Tarleton, PharmD – Home Infusion Supervisor, Allina Health, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Kristine Manlimos, PharmD – Home Care Pharmacy Manager, Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Laura Vollmer, PharmD, MBA, BCPS – Manager of Clinical Content, Healthfinch, Minneapolis, MN