The HSPAL program is specifically designed to develop accountability; practice patterns; habits; and expert knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities in pharmacy practice and health system pharmacy leadership. The HSPAL Residency begins in the PGY1 year where broad-based competencies are achieved. In the PGY2 year continued training and experience will deepen the resident’s ability to manage and lead the development, implementation and management of a safe and effective medication system. Therefore, the Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners and leaders and improve medication therapy for patients. The resident will be competent in medication safety, clinical management and operations management and should possess competencies that enable attainment of board certification (i.e. BCPS). Upon completion of the 24-month program, the resident will have developed significant professional skills and will be prepared to assume clinical and/or operational management positions in a hospital or health system.