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.
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 PGY2 resident has dedicated time spent with the MGH Chief Medical Officer during rotation. 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 Mass General Brigham, 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.
Residency Program Coordinator: Laura Meleis, PharmD, MS, BCPS (LMeleis@mgh.harvard.edu)
Residency Program Director: Christopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP (CFortier@partners.org)
Application and Position Requirements:
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited program
Eligible for licensure in Massachusetts
Application materials must be submitted through PhORCAS by December 31
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
About Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital is a 1,035-bed academic medical center located in Boston, Massachusetts. We were established in 1811, are the largest teaching site for Harvard Medical School, and conduct the largest hospital-based research program in the United States. In 2020, MGH ranked #6 in the US New and World Report Hospital Honor Roll list and #6 hospital in the world by Newsweek. MGH is part of Mass General Brigham which is the health system established by Mass General and Brigham and Women’s Health in the late 1990’s. Currently, Mass General Brigham is made up of 12 hospitals located in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.