Master of Science Tuition supported by institution
The PGY1 / PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is a 24-month post-Doctor of Pharmacy training program that fulfills the requirements of both a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 HSPAL Residency. HSPAL residents will further cultivate their leadership and administrative skills by completing a two-year Master of Science (MS) degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration from the University of North Carolina (UNC), Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
During the resident’s PGY1 year, the individual will be part of the HUP PGY1 cohort to develop a solid clinical foundation and service line knowledge.
In the second year of the program, the HSPAL resident will build upon the PGY1 residency competencies in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents to assume high-level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include advanced leadership, safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, and use of technology. Residents have opportunity to train in all areas of an academic medical center including inpatient, ambulatory, retail and specialty pharmacy. Upon graduation, residents will be prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role within the pharmacy enterprise in a large academic medical center.
Masters Education We are proud to have partnered with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide our HSPAL residents with a world class didactic education to complement their onsite residency training. Administration residents at HUP will be part of the UNC master’s cohort which includes administration residents from a variety of practice sites including University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNCH), Duke University Health-System (DUHS), Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), Mission Hospitals (MH), Moses Cone Health (MC), BayCare Health-System, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), University Hospitals Cleveland, and Novant Health. Residents will be able to remotely attend and participate in class.
The deadline to apply for the 2024-2026 residency program is January 3rd
Applicants must be eligible for licensure in the State of Pennsylvania
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
The deadline to apply to the UNC master’s program is the same as the Phase I Match deadline.
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is world-renowned for its clinical and research excellence, forging the way for newer and better ways to diagnose and treat illnesses and disorders. Its long and rich history of top-notch patient care began more than two centuries ago with the founding of the nation's first medical school, the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1765 when it first opened its doors, Penn has been dedicated to the training of medical professionals and the discovery and implementation of new medical knowledge. The world-class faculty and staff of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania are dedicated to superior patient care, education, and research for a better, healthier future. Their significant and groundbreaking contributions to medicine are recognized both nationally and internationally. The interdisciplinary team of professionals provides personalized care and service to patients — all within a compassionate and respectful environment. Innovative research coupled with responsive, hands-on care allows Penn to tailor treatment specifically to individual patient needs. HUP's reputation as a world leader in medical research and clinical care ...attracts the highest quality medical specialists from around the world. The supportive and collaborative environment encourages physicians and staff to keep reaching ahead to find new ways to improve the quality and length of life for everyone.