The PGY1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency program at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is designed to develop clinically strong practitioners who choose to specialize in pharmacy administration and become leaders in healthcare.
The PGY1 year provides a strong practice foundation with an emphasis on clinical skill development. The PGY2 year provides a comprehensive experience in the management of pharmacy services in an academic medical center. These experiences include both operational and clinical management within inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy settings, human resources, leadership, automation and informatics, finance, 340B, regulatory compliance, supply chain, and medication safety and quality. In addition, residents have the opportunity to enroll in the Executive MBA in Health Administration program through the University of Colorado School of Business. The Executive MBA in Health Administration program provides an academic foundation to support and enhance the residency experience.
Graduates of our HSPAL program will be capable of assuming roles as clinical coordinators, team leaders, and pharmacy supervisors or managers in a variety of pharmacy practice and healthcare settings. HSPAL graduates will have the training and skillset to become executive pharmacy and healthcare leaders.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Required rotations include Internal Medicine I, Internal Medicine II, Critical Care, Ambulatory Care, Administration, and one of the following three options: Infectious Disease, Oncology, or Cardiology. Residents have one month of project time dedicated to their residency research projects. Residents may then choose four of our 22 electives to complete. Additional elective options may be available as well. In terms of longitudinal rotations, residents complete the following: Medication Use Evaluation, Formulary Management, and Transitions of Care. They also gain experience attending codes throughout the year. Additionally, residents will receive a teaching certificate at the conclusion of the PGY1 year. Further information can be found on the UCH Pharmacy Residency website.
PGY2 HSPAL Residency
Rotations are planned for each resident based on program requirements, resident’s interests, and resident’s previous experiences. A foundational set of experiences are required, while the remainder of the year is tailored to the resident’s immediate and long-term career goals. Required rotations include Inpatient Pharmacy Operations, Clinical Service Management, Medication Safety and Quality, Supply Chain Management, Budgeting and Financial Services, Pharmacy Informatics and Automation, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, and Pharmacy Contracting. Residents will serve in multiple supervisory roles as longitudinal learning experiences. Electives include, but are not limited to, Academic Administration, Specialty Pharmacy Services, Executive Pharmacy Leadership, 340B Program Management, among others. Additional information can be found on the UCH PGY1/2 HSPAL Residency website.
Residents will participate in the Vizient Poster Presentation Session, the ASHP Residency Showcase, and a regional residency conference.
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.