Thank you for your interest in our Residency Programs. This year, we will celebrate 50 years of training residents to become confident and competent practitioners equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges facing pharmacy practice both now and in the future. We measure our success each year through the ability of our graduates to obtain the most competitive specialty residencies, fellowships, academic, and clinical positions available. Our commitment to continued excellence guarantees that our program will only strengthen in the future.
The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency is a 24-month post-Doctor of Pharmacy training program. The PGY1 and PGY2 years are designed to flow seamlessly together, with no need to reapply or participate in the early commitment process.
During the first year, after an extensive one-month orientation, training experiences equivalent to the PGY1 program with emphasis in clinical practice (adult medicine, critical care, pediatrics, drug information, and ambulatory care), longitudinal experiences in management, and a 1-month administration rotation are provided. The PGY1 residency year provides a fertile environment to manage and improve the medication-use process, provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy management with interdisciplinary teams, exercise leadership and practice management, demonstrate project management skills, provide medication and practice-related education and training, and utilize medical informatics.
The second year builds upon PGY1 residency graduates' competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high-level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and 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. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.
Residents supplement their clinical and administrative learnings with didactic training in the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences (with specialization in health system pharmacy administration) curriculum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
To learn more about our program and interview plans, you have the option to speak with program leaders and residents at our upcoming virtual information sessions (see additional information below). In addition, you also have the option of visiting us during the ASHP Midyear Meeting at the residency showcase (booth #4116) on Monday, December 4th, between 1-4 pm to meet and speak with our team.
PPS Interview Information
Our program will be conducting PPS interviews virtually this year. Please fill out the Qualtrics survey linked below if interested in scheduling a PPS interview with our program, and we will contact you with more information.
Want to learn more about Duke University Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs outside of the Midyear Clinical Meeting and PPS? Please consider joining our informational sessions and click on the links to register:
Duke University Hospital (DUH) is an academic medical center and serves as the flagship of Duke University Health System (DUHS), which includes two community hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, as well as affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community based primary care practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care. Our core value is to care for our patients, their loved ones, and each other.
A tertiary and quaternary care facility, Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. With more than 11,000 employees, Duke University Hospital is both a research hospital where medical advances are created and put into use, and a teaching hospital for students of medicine, nursing, and related health sciences.
Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endosurgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine op...erating rooms, an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area and an eye center with five additional operating rooms. In fiscal year 2021, Duke University Hospital admitted 41,274 patients and had 1,305,938 outpatient visits.
The Department of Pharmacy (DOP) at DUH provides a broad range of pharmacy services. The Mission of Duke Pharmacy is we deliver exceptional pharmacy services for a healthier tomorrow. The Vision of Duke Pharmacy is to be a distinguished global leader in pharmacy care. The department mirrors the values of the health system, which are: teamwork, integrity, diversity, excellence, and safety. Research and education are integral parts of this process. Patient wellness is the endpoint and focus of our collective efforts. The DOP is comprised of over 470 full-time employee positions and employs over 580 professionally and technically skilled individuals.