PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Practice Administration Program


The specialized residency in health system pharmacy practice administration is defined as an organized, directed postgraduate program of practical experience in pharmacy practice administration. The program is 12 months in length and designed to progress a resident through the development of increasingly complex competencies in pharmacy practice and practice management. 

The primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in integrated health care systems. Graduates of the program will have a higher level of competency in assessing and resolving the health needs of the public, as it relates to the safe and effective use of medication and will be expected to assume a leadership role in pharmacy practice. 

The goal of the residency is to teach residents how to manage pharmacy services by applying a mix of traditional and innovative management theories to solve operational problems. Residents are assigned rotations with key pharmacy administrators in critical areas of the department. They are expected to operate in the same capacity as their preceptors by the end of the rotation. Any projects assigned to the resident are meant to be of great importance and significance to the department and will teach the resident important time management, communication, and project management skills. By the end of the year, residents are expected to be performing at the administrator level. 

Number of Positions Available

1 PGY2 HSPAL Resident

Required Core Rotations

  • Clinical Management
  • Health System Pharmacy Enterprise
  • Integrated Pharmacy Leadership
  • Inventory/Supply Chain
  • Medication Use Policy
  • Oncology Management
  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Finance
  • Pharmacy Operations I
  • Pharmacy Operations II
  • Quality

Elective Rotations (Not all Inclusive)

  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Community Hospital Management
  • Risk Management

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Human Resources Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Research

Presentations

  • Management Case
  • Journal Club
  • Background and Methodology of Research/Quality Improvement Poster Presentation
  • Management Controversy
  • Final Poster of Research/Quality Improvement Project
  • Platform Presentation of Research/Quality Improvement Project

Other Completion Requirements

  • Completion of a residency project
  • Submission of a paper of publishable quality, which may include:
    • Case reports with a review of the literature
    • Original research
    • Medication Use Evaluation
    • Meta-analysis of a disease state or therapy
    • Review article
  • Completion of one medication use evaluation project as facilitator of

Meetings/Travel

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • ASHP Conference for Leaders
  • Regional Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacy/ Kansas Council of Health-System Pharmacy Annual Meeting

Program Contact

Jeff Little, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, FACHE, FASHP, FKCHP
Director of Pharmacy
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Program Director
jlittle@saintlukeskc.org