(PGY1 & PGY2 Combined) Health System Pharmacy Administration

 

Stanley Kent, RPh, MS
Residency Program Director:
Stanley Kent, RPh, MS

PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency

The Department of Pharmacy Services at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is recruiting applicants for a two-year PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration. This program is currently a candidate for ASHP accreditation.

Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. 

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

This residency program is designed to prepare residents to become successful pharmacy leaders by providing a wide array of experiences with leaders in pharmacy administration, renowned clinicians, and world class experts in research, education, and population health. Upon completion of the program, residents will be prepared to accept leadership positions in settings throughout the health care enterprise.

Minimum qualifications include: Pharm.D., transcript of record, three letters of reference, curriculum vitae, and eligible for Michigan Licensure.

Participation in personal placement service (PPS) at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting is strongly encouraged.

Program Structure

Required rotations PGY1 Year:

  • Adult internal medicine – 1 month
  • Critical care – 1 month
  • Ambulatory care – 1 month or longitudinal
  • Medication Use Policy – 1 month
  • Direct patient care elective rotations – 1 to 3 months (2 or 3 if ambulatory longitudinal experience selected)
  • Pharmacy Practice Management followed by Advanced Practice Management in either of the following areas (advanced experience in whichever area not selected for initial experience):
    • Inpatient adult or pediatric pharmacy services management – 6 weeks
    • Pharmacy ambulatory care services management – 6 weeks

 Longitudinal learning experiences PGY1 Year:

  • Research project and presentation
  • Professional writing project and pharmacist continuing education presentation

 Other longitudinal activities PGY1 Year:

  • Attendance and participation on the following committees:
    • Medication Expense Tracking and Expense Reduction group*
    • Regulatory Readiness Policy Compliance Committee*
    • Management team
    • Pharmacy Executive Council
    • Professional Society Committee Involvement
    • HSPA Topic Discussions and Coffee Talks

*secretary of one of these committees

 Required rotations PGY2 year:

  • Informatics and technology – 6 weeks
  • Medication use systems – 6 weeks
  • Ambulatory services management- 6 weeks
  • Elective rotations – 1 month x 3

Longitudinal PGY2 learning experiences:

  • Human Resource Management through serving as the ‘assistant manager’ for a pharmacy team
  • Process Improvement Project (with suitable written manuscript and presentation)
  • Financial Management (including budgeting and variance reporting)
  • Departmental and Institutional Leadership and Personal and Professional Development (related committee participation described below)
  • Medication Safety – 5 months
  • Health System Education – 6 months

Other longitudinal activities PGY2 Year:

  • Coursework for MBA (if enrolled)
  • Attendance and participation on the following committees:
    • Medication Expense Tracking and Expense Reduction group*
    • Regulatory Readiness Policy Compliance Committee*
    • Medication safety
    • Pharmacy & Therapeutics
    • Management team
    • Pharmacy Executive Council
    • Professional Society Committee Involvement
    • HSPA Topic Discussions and Coffee Talks

*Chair as one of these committees

 Elective Rotations:

  • Supply chain management – 1 month
  • Academia administration – 1 month
  • Medication use policy – 1 month
  • Research pharmacy administration – 1 month
  • Home care administration – 1 month
  • Managed care administration – 1 month
  • Community pharmacy management – 1 month
  • Policy, regulatory compliance, and medication safety – 1 month
  • Pharmacy senior leadership – 1 month
  • Transitions of care – 1 month
  • Inpatient pharmacy services management – 1 month
  • Infusion services – 1 month

 Staffing:

PGY1- Every other weekend alternating between direct patient care and distributive activities in pediatric inpatient as well as four, five day blocks throughout the year in adult inpatient

PGY2- One weekend per month in direct patient care and distributive activities (if enrolled in MBA, q3 weekends if not) and four, five day blocks throughout the year

 On Call (every 1-2 months):

PGY1-Clinical on-call pager in one week increments.

PGY2- Technician coordinator on-call pager in one week increments, then, the administrator on-call in one week increments, after sign-off from program director.

Example Schedule

HSPA Example Schedule

 

Master’s Coursework:

The Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency at the University of Michigan is designed to train exceptional future pharmacy managers and leaders. Managing contemporary pharmacy services in a large health system is very similar to running a mid-size company. Furthermore, it is expected that our graduates will rise to administrative positions that require not only pharmacy specific knowledge and skills, but also significant business knowledge. A master’s degree in business administration (MBA) provides the optimal training for developing business proposals, analyzing finances, and understanding the business language of others at the highest levels of any organization. As such, all graduates of our program will be expected to have this level of education and training.

The following are facts related to the expectations for residents to complete an MBA:

All applicants to the HSPA residency will need to apply to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business Weekend MBA program. This requirement is waived for candidates who have already completed an MBA, or will be expected to complete one before starting the HSPA residency.

  • The weekend MBA program is a 2-year program beginning in May (end of the first year of residency training) conducted every other Friday (4-9pm) and Saturday (9am-5pm). This schedule fits well with the residency training program.
  • There are a total of 6 terms (3 each year) and total of 60 credits (9.75 + 9.75 + 10.5 = 30 each year)
  • First week of May – Orientation
  • Third week of May - First classes
  • For more information please visit the Ross weekend MBA website: https://michiganross.umich.edu/programs/weekend-mba

Application information

  • The graduate school application is separate from the residency application.
  • Typically, a date in the second half of January is the application deadline for the Ross program beginning in May. The Ross admissions committee will review applications and, if accepted, defer offers of admission to the following academic year. See Ross website for details on dates.
  • Candidates who match with this program will have Ross application fees and GRE costs reimbursed after beginning the residency.
  • Follow the Ross program application instructions on the website. (Separate from PhorCAS. Includes an additional $200 application fee, completion of supplemental essay questions, and separate letter of references.)
  • A GMAT/GRE score is required at the time of application. The score you receive on the day of the exam can be submitted – you will not have to wait for the official test results.
  • If, due to timing, there will be a problem with taking the GRE or GMAT before the application deadline, contact Stan Kent (stkent@med.umich.edu) to discuss options.
  • Note: During the application process you will be asked if you already have a BS degree. Our arrangement with the Ross business school is such that it is understood that if a candidate does not have a BS, they will be receiving their PharmD degree the following year. So you should answer ‘yes’ to that question which will allow you to proceed with the application.

Interviews

  • The Ross faculty will conduct the MBA program interview in coordination with the residency program interviews.

Finances

  • Tuition for the academic years 2018-2020 for the Ross Weekend MBA program is $127,969 for a Michigan in-state student and $138,030 for an out-of-state student.
  • To assist with tuition, UMHS Pharmacy will supplement the resident’s stipend, above the usual stipend amount.
  • For an in-state student from 2020-2022 this tuition support will be:
    • Year 1 Stipend: $48,000 salary.
    • Year 2 Stipend: $50,000 salary plus Tuition Support of $45,000
    • Year 3 Stipend: $95,000 salary plus Tuition Support of $45,000
  • For an out-of-state student from 2020-2022 this tuition support will be:
    • Year 1 Stipend: $48,000 salary.
    • Year 2 Stipend: $50,000 salary plus Tuition Support of $50,000
    • Year 3 Stipend: $95,000 salary plus Tuition Support of $50,000
  • Tuition payment is due at the beginning of each term for the upcoming term. For more information, please visit the Ross weekend MBA website: https://michiganross.umich.edu/programs/weekend-mba/tuition-financial-aid
  • Residents are responsible for all tuition payments.
  • Resident’s salaries are taxable income; thus the salary supplement will not totally pay for the tuition amount. The resident thus bears part of the cost of the MBA.
  • Residents who do not participate in the Ross MBA program because they already have the degree will be paid the same salary as other PGY1 and PGY2 residents.
  • The Ross application fee and GRE/GMAT fee will be reimbursed after the start of the residency program for any resident who matches with our program.

 Fellowship year: 

  • All HSPA residents completing the MBA program will be expected to complete a third fellowship year. 
  • The fellowship year is intended to provide the resident with an opportunity to apply all that they have learned in the previous two years. The fellow will either be assigned as an interim manager to an area or department in need, or as an assistant manager to an existing manager/director.
  • The fellow will also be expected to participate in completing projects of significant importance to the department or health system.

Research and Publications:

Through the research and writing requirements of the program, the resident has the potential to produce at least two manuscripts suitable for peer-reviewed publication by the end of the residency.

Teaching:

Residents will receive a faculty appointment as Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. Experience in rotation-related precepting and in teaching of Pharm.D. students and PGY1 residents is widely available. In addition, the Resident will gain experience in didactic teaching of Pharm.D. students at the College of Pharmacy with the option to pursue a teaching certificate.

Program Assessment Strategy:

The program is structured in accordance with the ASHP Accreditation Standards and ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for a PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency and utilizes the Residency Learning System model. This program has a four-part assessment strategy of learning experiences: resident evaluation of learning experience, resident evaluation of preceptor, resident self-evaluation, and preceptor evaluation of the resident's performance during the learning experience.

Residency Director Information:

Stanley Kent, RPh, MS, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Phone: (734) 647-7794
Email: stkent@umich.edu

Residency Program Coordinator:

Jacob W. Holler, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Director, Acute Care Pharmacy Services
The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Phone: (734) 647-2166
Email: jakewh@med.umich.edu

 

Please check out the F.A.Q. for application deadlines and interview dates.