Postgraduate Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics postgraduate year one (PGY1) and postgraduate year two (PGY2) Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency is designed to provide concentrated training in clinical practice and administration of health-system pharmacy. The resident will obtain advanced knowledge in clinical practice and expertise in pharmacy administration, management, and leadership activities.

The PGY1 year focuses on pharmacy practice, providing experience in all aspects of patient-focused care. The structure of the first year follows the UI Hospitals & Clinics PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. The PGY2 year provides training in health-system pharmacy administration, building off the clinical and leadership skills developed in the PGY1 year.

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About the Program

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency is an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited residency program designed to provide concentrated training in clinical practice and administration of health-system pharmacy. This two-year residency also includes the completion of a master’s degree through the University of Iowa. Offerings include a Master of Health Administration, Master of Public Health, or Master of Science in Health Informatics. The resident will obtain advanced knowledge in clinical practice and expertise in pharmacy administration, management, and leadership activities.

Rotation Experiences

The PGY1 year follows UI Hospitals & Clinics PGY1 Pharmacy Residency rotation experiences.

PGY2 Required Rotations:

  • Acute care clinical management
  • Acute care operations management
  • Ambulatory care clinical management
  • Ambulatory care operations management
  • Billing and reimbursement
  • Finance
  • Informatics
  • Medication safety
  • Quality improvement
  • Regulatory/drug policy
  • Senior leadership
  • Supply chain

PGY2 Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Chief resident
  • P&T Subcommittee recorder
  • IPPE2 (hospital) coordinator
  • Pharmacy administrator on-call
  • Teaching Certificate Program through the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy

Staffing

Residents are required to fulfill the service commitment (staffing) designed to ensure that residents gain experience and can function as competent clinical practitioners. Residents are able to staff in a variety of pharmacy settings.

Staffing Requirements are as Follows:

PGY1

  • Residents are assigned to staff on one of the decentralized clinical teams based on interests. Residents also staff in the decentralized pharmacy satellite or as the transitions of care pharmacist.
  • Every other weekend on a rotating basis upon completion of orientation.
  • Residents will work one major holiday, either Thanksgiving or Christmas and may staff additional days around these holidays as well as two minor holidays, either New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Labor Day, or Memorial Day.
  • Staffing requirements are subject to change.

PGY2

  • Residents are assigned to staff on one of the decentralized clinical teams based on interests. Residents also staff in the decentralized pharmacy satellite.
  • Every third weekend on a rotating basis upon completion of orientation.
  • Residents will work one major holiday, either Thanksgiving or Christmas and may staff additional days around these holidays.
  • Residents will serve as the administrator on-call for at least one week upon completion of orientation.
  • Staffing requirements are subject to change.

How to Apply

Candidates will need to complete an application through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

Materials Required:

  • PhORCAS application form
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation
    • A minimum of one letter of recommendation must be from a clinical preceptor
  • Official pharmacy college/school transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Supplemental questions

Application materials must be received by Jan. 1.  An on-site interview is required and will be granted based on the review of application materials. Applicants must register for the ASHP matching program handled by the National Matching Services, Inc. Rankings must be submitted by the deadline.

  • PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency NMS Code: 217218

Candidate Qualifications

  • Graduate of an ACPE-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program or have equivalent education qualification as determined by the residency program with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in Iowa by the residency start date. Please see the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website for complete qualifications.
  • Adhere to the rules of the resident matching program process.
  • Candidates who require a Visa will not be considered. Pharmacy Residency positions are not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Contact Us

Mike Brownlee, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer and Associate Hospital Director
Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Education, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Director
michael-brownlee@uiowa.edu 

David Weetman, RPh, MS, FASHP
Director, Acute Care Pharmacy Services
PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program Coordinator
david-weetman@uiowa.edu

Current Residents

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership

PGY1 Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership