PGY2 Program Purpose: PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
A PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Individuals fulfilling the standards of the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program will be prepared to secure a leadership role and effectively pharmacy programs and services in a health-system setting. A variety of pharmacy administration rotations are offered to give the resident exposure to a wide array of leadership experiences across the continuum of care. The resident serves as a member of the Mercy & Unity hospitals pharmacy management team, as well as the Allina Health pharmacy leadership team.
The pharmacy department practices under a comprehensive, patient-centered integrated model of pharmacy practice. Practice is supported by an electronic health record and a medication distribution system of automated dispensing cabinets through which over 90% of medication doses are supplied.
Residents interact with experienced leaders who are professionally active in organizations at the state and national level. Preceptors and staff are highly skilled in a variety of clinical pharmacy specialties, management, and leadership. Residents gain valuable experience by developing leadership skills, preparing and presenting projects at a site and system level, staffing, and managing staff.
Outcomes Achieved in the PGY-2 Health System Administrative Pharmacy Residency:
Specific residency objectives will be established in the beginning of the residency and modified according to the resident’s interests and previous experiences and advisor input. To meet the purpose of the residency, the resident will advance to achieve the following outcomes:
Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system
Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services.
Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources.
Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance within the context of the broader health system.
Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system.
Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession of pharmacy practice.
In addition, the resident will have opportunity to develop skills required to function in an academic setting. This may include teaching experience in collaboration with the University Of Minnesota College of Pharmacy.
Core experiences / Required Rotations:
Health-System Pharmacy Administration (5weeks)
Hospital Pharmacy Administration (10 weeks)
Clinical Practice Management (10 weeks – 5 at both sites)
Operations and Technology Management (10 weeks - 5 at both sites)
Hospital and nursing administration (Unity/Mercy Senior Leadership) (2-3 weeks)
Allina Health system pharmacy leadership (Ann Byre) (2-4 weeks)
Ambulatory pharmacy management (2 weeks)
Community Pharmacy Management (2 weeks)
System Support Rotation (4 weeks)
Project management – IS
Contracting and Purchasing / Supply chain management
Other defined by resident
Chief resident responsibilities
Policy management and updates
Staffing and Human Resources Management (Performance improvement)
Drug shortage management across both sites
Medication Safety (site and system level, PVSR review, med safety committee)
Drug diversion management
TA experience at the University of Minnesota
System formulary management/ P&T agenda and meeting management
Pharmacy Leadership Academy (PLA) year-long course
Year-long capstone project
The resident will staff the inpatient pharmacy every third weekend from approximately mid-August through the end of residency year, with exception of the weekend preceding ASHP midyear clinical meeting. Resident will work two of six observed holidays. The Mercy & Unity Residency observes ACGME guidelines for resident hours.
Number of Positions and Stipend
Number of positions: One PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident position
Stipend of approximately: Competitive
Personal cubicle space, personal computer, telephone and pager
Single health, dental and life insurance
Financial support for approved national, state and local pharmacy meetings
Access to on-line resources through the University of Minnesota and Allina Health Library Services
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy
Completion of an ASHP-Accredited PGY1 Residency
Licensure as pharmacist in Minnesota no later than August 1st (unless alternative date is arranged with the residency director)
Licensure information: Minnesota Board of Pharmacy and DEA
Application process/required materials
Submit all application materials through the ASHP PhORCAS system by January 01, 2020.
Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service (Match number: 736063)
Official college of pharmacy transcript
Letter of intent
About Mercy Hospital - Part of Allina Health
Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 13 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.
Mercy Hospital, located in Coon Rapids, Minn., offers nationally recognized clinical excellence and compassionate health care services, including heart and vascular care, cancer care, womens and childrens care, emergency medicine, mental health, support groups and education. In 2014, Mercy Hospital was named one of the nations 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascula...r Hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics. With 2,224 employees, 740 affiliated physicians and 271 beds, Mercy Hospital has more than 159,000 admissions and serves nearly 58,000 emergency patients annually.
Unity Hospital, located in Fridley, Minn., serves the northern metropolitan communities, providing a full range of health care services, including The Bariatric (surgical weight loss) Center; Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Women and Childrens Services, Emergency Services and Mental Health Services, including geriatric mental health and treatment addiction. Unity Hospital is dedicated to providing care to nearly 250,000 households in more than 26 neighboring communities, offering an array of health education and support groups to patients and the community. With 1,348 employees, 591 affiliated specialists and 220 staffed beds, Unity Hospital provides inpatient and outpatient services to more than 107,000 patients each year.