Pharmacy Residency Programs: PGY-1/PGY-2 Health-System Administration/ M.S. Program


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Graduates of the Hennepin Country Medical Center PGY-1/ PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners as well as clinical and ambulatory managers able to acquire positions in multiple health-system practice environments including pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality improvement or clinical practice management. They will be accountable for achieving optimal medication management as collaborative members of the health care team. They will develop a strong foundation in pharmacy services management through flexible rotations in hospital pharmacy operations, finance and asset management, clinical pharmacy management, ambulatory clinic management and outpatient pharmacy operations.

Through this experiential training, the resident will:

  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in clinical and ambulatory pharmacy management
  • Develop expertise in pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality improvement, financial management, interdepartmental collaboration and human resource management
  • Exercise skill in educating and communicating with other health care professionals, patients, and peers on topics relating to patient centered care.
  • Enhance skills in providing drug information, detecting and reporting adverse drug reactions, drug interactions, patient-specific drug selection and dosage adjustment, and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Advance their knowledge and understanding of pharmacy leadership styles and management techniques
  • Demonstrate professional maturity by following a personal philosophy of practice, assessing their own performance, exhibiting commitment to the profession, and exercising leadership in improving the safety of the medication-use system


A Master’s Degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy is achieved through didactic coursework at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. Thirty total credit hours are required for program achievement, which is accomplished through approximately 7 credits per semester. Master’s courses include Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Statistical Analysis, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy and its Environment, Health-System Pharmacy Management and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. Elective courses are available as well. For further information regarding this graduate program in social and administration pharmacy, access the University of Minnesota website.

Residency Rotation Requirements

PGY-1 and PGY-2 goals and objectives are achieved over a two year period. Flexibility in the required and elective rotations, combined with teaching, precepting, research, and academic coursework at the University of Minnesota, allows the resident to tailor this program to their specific needs.

PGY – 1 Clinical Rotation Requirements

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  • General Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Medicine Clinic
  • Elective Clinical Rotations as requested

PGY-1 and PGY-2 Health-System Management Rotation Requirements

  • Pharmacy Operations/Training
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Management
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Management
  • Budget/Finance
  • Operational Management
  • Residency Program Training and Management
  • Ambulatory Clinical Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Independent Supervisory Management

PGY-2 Health-System Management Rotations Elective Opportunities

  • Clinical Leadership and Management
  • Investigational Research Board
  • Regional Poison Center Management
  • Ambulatory HIV Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics and Clinical Decision Support
  • Clinical Research Analysis
  • Automation and Technology

PGY-1/ PGY-2 Leadership and Management Opportunities

Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for professional development, as noted below:

  • Attendance and participation in monthly leadership meetings
    • First-year residents will meet with PGY-1 Pharmacy Residents, pharmacy directors and residency directors from neighboring residency programs at Leadership Topic’s Meetings
    • Second-year residents will participate in leadership and management book club
  • Compilation and preparation of at least two medication monographs for formulary addition at the Pharmacy & Therapeutics meeting
  • Preparation and provision of clinical, management or disease-focused lectures to enhance knowledgebase and teaching skills which are given to hospital, pharmacy and interdisciplinary staff, as requested
  • Attendance, participation and facilitation of Leadership & Development Discussions
  • Teaching and precepting of pharmacy students on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) rotations as well as PGY-1 pharmacy residents on management rotations.

Health-System Administration Residency Project Requirements

Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:

  • Two Medication Use Evaluations
    • Submission of completed projects in written format is required
    • Presentation within the hospital at an appropriate committee is requested and presentation at a regional or national meeting is optional
  • Two Longitudinal Residency Projects that are suitable for publication
    • Submission of completed projects in written manuscript format is required
    • Presentation of projects in Poster format is required
    • Presentation of completed projects in PowerPoint format at national or regional meeting is required

Longitudinal Management Requirements

Residents will contribute to departmental management activities, as noted below:

  • Adverse drug reporting within EPIC and/or Medwatch for active participation and involvement in creating a culture of safety
  • Preparation and distribution of pharmacy and interdisciplinary publications, newsletters or professional communications
  • Supervisory and management experience through completion of chief resident responsibilities during second year of program
  • Ongoing attendance and participation in at multiple hospital committees over the course of the residency program with transcription of meeting minutes at least once
Deb Anderson Bio Photo Deborah L. Anderson, Pharm.D
Director of the Poison Center
PGY-1/ PGY-2 Health-System Administration/M.S Program Director
Lynn Weber Photo Lynn Weber, Pharm.D., BCOP
Clinical Pharmacist – Hematology/Oncology
PGY-1 Program Director and Pharmacy Residency Supervisor