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PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Residency


  • 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