This PGY-1/ PGY-2 health-system pharmacy administration and leadership (HSPAL) residency develops students who choose to specialize in pharmacy leadership and managerial positions and who desire to be leaders in the profession. The first year rotations focus primarily on the PGY-1 requirements, centered on developing a strong clinical foundation and on providing introductory management and leadership experiences. The PGY-2 year builds on the PGY-1 graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operations, to prepare residents for leadership responsibilities. Areas of emphasis include safe and effective medication-use processes, quality improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills.
Residents are accountable for various aspects of the medication management process, as members of a collaborative health care team. They will develop a strong foundational knowledge of pharmacy systems through rotations in pharmacy operations, clinical management, quality, safety and administration. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a mid-level clinical or operational management/supervisory position in a variety of practice settings and focus areas; these include pharmacy operations, medication safety, quality improvement and clinical practice management.
Residency Rotation Requirements
The goals and objectives of the PGY-1 and PGY-2 program are achieved over a two year period. These meet the programmatic requirements of a PGY-1 residency and a PGY-2 HSPAL residency. The Residency Program Director (RPD) and preceptors will work with the resident on a schedule that meets the needs, interests and experiences of the resident, along with the requirements of the program. This is achieved through a combination of required and elective rotations along with teaching, precepting, research experiences; in conjunction with academic coursework at the University of Minnesota.
A Master’s Degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy is achieved through didactic coursework at the University of Minnesota; College of Pharmacy. Thirty total credit hours are required for program achievement which is accomplished through approximately 7 credits per semester. Required courses include Social and Administrative Pharmacy, Statistical Analysis, Social and Behavioral Aspects of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy and its Environment, and Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy. Elective courses are available as well. Tuition expenses are offset by a tuition stipend.
Residency Project Requirements
Residents will complete and present research within the organization and at regional and national meetings each year. Additionally, residents will prepare their written research in manuscript format for journal submission. Research activities are noted below; there are two of each project type are required:
Medication use evaluation/ drug use evaluation
Submission of completed written project
Presentation of results to hospital committee, as appropriate
Longitudinal Residency Project that is suitable for publication
Submission of completed written manuscript
Presentation of project in Poster and PowerPoint format is required
Longitudinal Leadership and Management Requirements
Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional development of leadership abilities, as noted below:
Attendance at and participation during leadership, management and Topics meetings
Teach/ precept pharmacy students on IPPE and APPE rotations
Provide in-service lectures and conduct small group discussions to healthcare personnel
Track and report adverse drug events and medication events within EPIC and/or Med Watch
Revisions or updates of clinical protocols and management procedures and policies
Completion of two medication class reviews, including cost analysis
Preparation and distribution of internal pharmacy publications
Attendance at and participation in hospital and/or ambulatory committees
Preparation and compilation of two medication monographs for formulary assessment
Residents will adhere to the ASHP Duty Hours Statement, document duty hours as requested and contribute to departmental staffing, as noted below:
Staffing is every other weekend during the first year of the residency program and every fourth weekend during the second year of the program. Staffing will include two holidays each residency year.
Shift changes will be managed by the residents, the residency director and the schedulers, in accordance with the duty hours’ statement.
Coverage of the clinical on-call pager during the first year of residency
Coverage of the management on-call pager the second year of residency
Attendance and participation at all codes when residents are on site and on duty
Participation in codes on clinical rotations and during specified code month
Participation in longitudinal ACLS simulation sessions
Certification in ACLS and BLS
Regional and National Conference Attendance
Residents receive a stipend to attend and participate in regional and national conferences each year. Opportunities include Minnesota Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) meetings, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) meetings (Leaders Conference, ASHP Midyear Clinical and ASHP Summer meetings), EPIC annual meetings, Vizient meetings, and Midwest Resident’s Conference.
Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, an acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The healthcare system includes a 484-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics downtown, in the North Loop, Whittier, East Lake Street neighborhoods of Minneapolis, and in suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony Village. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care, and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center, and philanthropic foundation. They have been performing kidney transplants for over 60 years. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.