The PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System is designed to develop pharmacy leaders by providing the clinical and administrative skills necessary to lead a health-system pharmacy. Upon completion of this two-year, combined residency program, the resident will be prepared to manage processes for the provision of pharmaceutical care, justify the necessity of service modifications, self-monitor and self-direct one’s learning and performance, possess advanced knowledge of health-system organization’s structure in relation to the provision of pharmaceutical care, and function effectively as a member of the health-system leadership team. Required administration rotations include clinical services management, financial management, health-system pharmacy administration and leadership management, human resources, inpatient operations management, supply chain management and staffing/operations, as well as required and elective PGY1 Pharmacy Residency rotations. A variety of elective rotations are available, including academic administration, informatics, and medication safety. The resident participates in the didactic and APPE teaching of VCU Doctor of Pharmacy students at VCU. The combined program provides experiences in research and scholarship through two projects and participation in ongoing research activities. This residency program offers the resident the opportunity to concurrently apply for and complete the Master of Science in Health Administration degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Applicants must be Doctor of Pharmacy graduates from an ACPE-accredited school or college of pharmacy; be licensed or eligible for pharmacist licensure in Virginia; and possess requisite patient care training or experience. Pharmacy residents must acquire and maintain a valid license to practice pharmacy in Virginia. The successful applicant must possess exceptional knowledge, communication skills, and leadership qualities.
Additional Salary Information: Please visit the VCU Health System pharmacy residency programs website for additional information.