The PGY1 & PGY2 Combined Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residency program prepares you to be a future leader of an integrated health system. The PGY1 Pharmacy – Ascension Genesys residency is combined with the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership residency for a two-year program that provides a solid clinical foundation and experience across the entirety of pharmacy services as part of the pharmacy leadership team. This program will provide the resident with a distinctly clinical PGY1 experience that will allow for seamless integration into the leadership team for the PGY2 HSPAL year. Completion of this 24-month residency program ensures that the resident will graduate with stellar clinical, research, project management, and leadership skills and prepares them to be a well-rounded pharmacy administrator.
The PGY1 residency year is designed to develop patient-focused inpatient pharmacy practitioners who are able to care for diverse populations. Residents will complete rotations in adult medicine, infectious diseases, cardiology, the medical intensive care unit (MICU), emergency medicine, and drug information/policy. Additional elective rotations are offered in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU), the progressive respiratory care unit (PRCU) / neurotrauma ICU, transitions of care, or advanced experiences in any required rotation. Residents will be involved in several longitudinal experiences including drug information/policy, medication safety, precepting and education, practice management, staffing, and a residency research project.
The PGY2 residency year is designed to build off of the clinical skills and relationships the resident has built during their PGY1 experience in order to accomplish departmental, market-level, and national Ascension goals. Residents will complete rotations in pharmacy operations management, clinical pharmacy management, outpatient pharmacy management, recruitment/retention/and human resource management, state level Ascension Health leadership, hospital administration, and procurement/pharmacoeconomics. Additional elective rotations are offered in medication safety, informatics, drug use policy and education, pharmacy association management, and academia. The resident will be involved in several longitudinal experiences including pharmacy finance and revenue management, staffing, a residency research project, and serve as Chief Resident. Additional experiences during both the PGY1 and PGY2 year include preceptor development, involvement with University of Michigan and Ferris State University pharmacy students, and presentations at ASHP Midyear and the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference.
Candidates interested in a career as a clinical coordinator, supervisor, manager or director in an integrated healthcare organization are encouraged to apply.
The PGY1 year is completed in the Ascension Genesys Hospital program . During the PGY1 year, the resident will complete required month long learning experiences, elective learning experiences, and required longitudinal learning experiences.
Month Long Learning Experiences (with midpoint and final evaluations)
Required Learning Experiences
Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Drug Information/Drug Use Policy
Elective Learning Experiences
Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)
Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit (NTICU) / Progressive Respiratory Care Unit (PRCU)
Staffing (every 4th weekend and one 2nd shift per month) - 12 months
Each pharmacy resident also completes a residency project. Pharmacy residency projects are practice-based and align with the department’s strategic plan. Residents formally present their projects at a conference and receive the opportunity to publish their work.
About Ascension Genesys Hospital PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL Residency Program
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and DC.
These unique programs in Ascension offers the extraordinary opportunity to obtain outstanding administrative and clinical training in various aspects of pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population. Our programs are dedicated to providing the resident with hands-on experience in a wide variety of settings.
The atmosphere is friendly and ministry hospital leadership genuinely supports the comprehensive process we use for optimizing medication management processes across the system. This environment is complemented by collaboration with system physician, nursing and pharmacy leaders in our facilities around the nation.