PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership with Masters
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership/Masters
The Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking applicants for the 2024-2026 residency class. Our program is a combined PGY1 Pharmacy Practice and PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency with a Masters of Management in Health Care from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. The program offers comprehensive experience in a variety of pharmacy practice and health system pharmacy administration areas.
In addition to the residency showcase, program leaders will be available during the ASHP Midyear 2023 PPS hours to provide additional information as well as have scheduled time to interact with our current residents and program leadership.
PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e.,BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
The purpose of the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a combined PGY1 Pharmacy Practice / PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency. The program will offer comprehensive experience in a variety of pharmacy practice and health system pharmacy administration areas. The purpose of this program is to transition the new practitioner through a pharmacy practice PGY1 generalist program followed by a PGY2 specialized practice that meets the needs of the health system pharmacy practice resident in developing administrative practice skills. Graduates will be equipped to assume leadership positions in various facets of health system pharmacy administrative and leadership practice, including gaining expertise in health system pharmacy operations and using business tools and knowledge to understand and plan for the continual transitions happening in today’s health care system. Other experiences in staff management, making complex financial and organizational decisions, and techniques for functioning in a fast paced environment will be provided. Graduates will gain experience in development of return on investment presentations for new programs, development of analytics capability, and possess the experience to lead practice change in the health system.
More information about our program is available at: https://www.vumc.org/department-pharmacy/health-system-pharmacy-administration-and-leadership-pgy1pgy2
Doctor of Pharmacy degree, licensure in Tennessee, CV, letter of intent, 3 letters of recommendation, and transcripts for pharmacy coursework
The HSPAL program also requires the completion of a supplemental essay question. In 250 words or less, please describe your most impactful leadership experience and a lesson you learned from that experience.