The PGY-1/PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency program is a 24-month program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) with a combined Masters’ Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy (#1 ranked pharmacy school in the country).
In the first year of the program, residents will complete the same requirements of the MGH PGY-1 pharmacy residency program, supplemented with the MS degree. Our mission is to provide a dynamic, goal-oriented environment to develop a well-rounded clinical expert and to assure each resident is thoroughly trained in the provision of individualized direct patient care, clinical and didactic teaching, practice-based research and patient-centric pharmacy leadership. The PGY-1 year will develop the resident into an independent generalist practitioner with a strong clinical foundation. After completion of the first year of residency, the resident will receive a PGY-1 residency certificate.
In the second year of the program, residents work closely with the entire Mass General Department of Pharmacy Leadership Team and hospital administrators to develop competence in clinical leadership, pharmacy operations, budgeting and finance, medication safety, drug use policy, regulatory affairs, process improvement, pharmacy informatics and enterprise-level management. The second-year electives are customizable to each resident's interests and career goals. Additionally, the resident can participate in a corporate pharmacy leadership role within Partners Healthcare, founded by both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital and includes 10 additional community hospitals within the system.
We currently offer one position for the combined PGY-1/PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency and Leadership / MS Program.
If interested, please message us through PPS to schedule an interview during one of our interview sessions at Midyear. If you have any additional questions prior to Midyear, feel free to contact our current residents or program director or coordinator.
PGY1 Resident: Blake Barlow, PharmD, MBA (BTBarlow@mgh.harvard.edu)
Residency Program Coordinator: Laura Meleis, PharmD, MS, BCPS (LMeleis@mgh.harvard.edu)
Residency Program Director: Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP (CFortier@partners.org)
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited program
Eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
Application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS by December 31, 2019
Formal letter of intent
Official university/college transcripts
Three letters of recommendation through PhORCAS (at least 1 letter of recommendation needs to be from a clinical preceptor)
Complete a UNC Graduate School Application
An on-site interview is required
About Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a 1,035 bed academic medical center, the third oldest general hospital in the US, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the country. Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2019, Mass General was named No. 2 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties. In 2018, Mass General was also re-designated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.