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Program Structure

Year One

The first year of the program is designed to align with our PGY1 pharmacy residency. Residents are exposed to many pivotal areas of pharmacy practice and develop competencies in optimizing patient care and health outcomes by applying evidence-based medicine as integral members of the multidisciplinary health care teams. HSPA-L residents also participate in two blended administration rotations with our pharmacy managers. This first year prepares our residents to be successful in pursuit of the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) certification, which is a credential that can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in clinical pharmacy for future administrators.

Year Two

The PGY2 year will build upon the success of the PGY1 year with continued exposure to our health-system leadership team. Residents will gain competencies in pharmacy finance, medication safety, operations, and clinical management.

During both residency years, residents will concurrently be taking classes at University of North Carolina (UNC), Eshelman School of Pharmacy to obtain a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration.

The goals are to train residents to become competent and confident providers of comprehensive care; as well as future leaders that will continue to advocate for the profession. Residents will also be involved in pharmacy research and providing education to align with the health system’s mission: To Heal. To Teach. To Discover. Residents will develop individual and professional skills under the guidance of our remarkable leadership team. Each member of the leadership team at University Hospitals has trained at various institutions, which offers many innovative perspectives in problem-solving.

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