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Learning Experiences

PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration

Learning Experiences 

HSPA residency program includes the following core training components:

Clinical Experience - Maintenance of clinical competence during the residency program is essential to meeting the competency expectations of ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. The first year of the residency focuses on developing clinical competence fulfills all PGY1 Pharmacy Residency standards as accredited by ASHP.

Leadership / Administrative Experience - The majority of the second year is dedicated to experiential learning and practical application of knowledge and experiences from the first year. During this year resident develops expertise in departmental leadership and administration, quality improvement and patient safety, automation and informatics as it applies to pharmacy services, policy development, interdepartmental relationships and collaboration, human resource management and current trends in the pharmacy profession. The resident will continue to provide direct patient care through required staffing shifts. Additional experiences may be acquired related to the resident's interest.

Residency Rotations


Required Rotations

Internal Medicine I

Critical Care

Internal Medicine II

Infectious Disease


Drug Policy and Practice Management

Drug Distribution and Technology

Ambulatory Care

Elective Rotations

Drug Information

Pediatrics / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Oncology - Inpatient

Oncology - Outpatient

Metabolic Support

Medication Assistance Program


Transitions of Care

Medication Safety

Emergency Medicine

Behavioral Health (Inpatient) 



Required Rotations (3-month experience)

Finance/Budgeting and Inventory Management

Pharmacy Operations and Technology

Clinical Services and Drug Policy

Quality and Regulatory Oversight

Required 12-month Longitudinal Rotations

Medication Safety

Personnel Management

Management of a Pharmacy Area