Our PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency provides practice management training in a variety of areas. The goal of the program is to produce leaders that will be prepared to assume managerial, supervisory and leadership responsibilities. The resident will gain experience through several rotations, projects, teaching opportunities, and involvement in professional activities and meetings.

Rotations Include

  • Pharmacy Operations and Technology
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Finance and Resource Management
  • Ambulatory Services
  • Pharmacy Purchasing
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Services - Outpatient & Oncology
  • Residency Coordination
  • Others based on the needs and interests of the resident.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Human Resources Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • HealthSystem Administration
  • Medication Safety
  • Drug Policy
  • Major Project

Functioning independently as a clinical pharmacist is an important component of this residency. While staffing the inpatient hospital pharmacy, the resident will be expected to be observant, think like a manager, and use the information they gain from direct experience of day-to-day practice to make practice decisions. The staffing component of the PGY2 residency is therefore intended to build upon the knowledge base that they have developed during their first year of residency, and to give them an appreciation of the importance of first-hand information in decision making. The resident will also have the opportunity to participate as the on-call weekend manager.

Resident Activities

To ensure comprehensive understanding of health system pharmacy administration, the resident will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Complete a research project
  • Conduct in-service training for nursing/pharmacy staff
  • Lead practice management discussions
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring processes
  • Write articles for the pharmacy newsletter
  • Assist in precepting PGY1 pharmacy residents and pharmacy students
  • Lecture or teach pharmacy students at an affiliated college of pharmacy
  • Actively participate on multidisciplinary committees
  • Network with Chicagoland pharmacy directors, managers and residents
  • Assist with preparing for Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee meetings
  • Work with a health system administrator to gain an understanding of hospital initiatives
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