What makes Ascension's residency program an exemplary place for learning is its commitment to clinical excellence in patient safety. We serve over 140 hospitals at over 1,500 sites, covering greater than 18,000 acute care patient beds. We are a federally recognized Patient Safety Organization, and we strengthen this effort through a formal partnership with ISMP. Our national scope and stewardship of resources allow us to contribute nearly $2 billion annually in care of persons living in poverty and for community benefit.
The Ascension Rx PGY1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency is a 24-month program. The resident will train extensively in the foundational aspects of contemporary, corporate health-system administration so that she or he may emerge an elite and highly competitive candidate for a post-resident leadership position in the profession. The PGY1 residency year consists of robust clinical rotation experiences at diverse practice settings within the Texas market, including adult, pediatric, academic, and community-based hospitals. The PGY2 resident will work virtually with the dynamic national leadership team with experiences ranging from clinical and operational pharmacy administration, system-wide budgeting, formulary considerations and cost-efficacy dynamics, system-wide implementation of guidelines and directives, informatics, and executive leadership.
About Ascension PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership 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. Ascension provides nearly $2 billion annually 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 140 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.