PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration/MBA Residency

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Providence is proud to announce that they will be offering a new PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) Residency.  This residency will combine the current PGY1 residency at Providence Portland Medical Center with a second year experience with a robust Regional Pharmacy Leadership Team within a large integrated health-system.  Additionally, the resident will complete a MBA degree through Oregon State University.

The PGY1 component of the residency has a strong reputation across the country.  Most recently, Providence won the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence AwardThe PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program has been accredited by ASHP since 1994, offering residents the opportunity to participate in collaborative, integrated care in health system pharmacy practice. Residents apply advanced practice-based skills, expand leadership skills, participate in professional organizations, and participate in innovative approaches to delivery of care. Providence Portland Medical Center has implemented pharmacy student/resident/attending pharmacist teams on each of the core clinical services lines, modeled after the medical education model. The teams work collaboratively with health care practitioners to provide patient care and improve medication management across transitions in care. The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency program provides broad experience and confidence in practice-based skills across diverse practice settings while offering the opportunity to obtain focused experience in areas of interest.

The PGY2 component of the residency will offer a resident a unique experience to be intimately involved on the Regional Pharmacy Leadership Team.  The resident will be exposed to pharmacy leaders in all levels of health-system pharmacy administration.  Being the only HSPA resident will allow flexibility based on each resident’s career interest.  Rotations may include:

Core Rotations

  • Inpatient Operations
  • Outpatient Operations
  • Ambulatory Operations
  • Budget/Finance
  • Clinical Management
  • Policy & Regulatory Oversight
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Health Plan Leadership
  • Contract Management and Purchasing
  • Medication Safety
  • Strategic Planning
  • Informatics

Optional Rotations

  • Long Term Care
  • Research
  • Executive Leadership

The MBA component of the residency will be a mixed in-person and online degree through Oregon State University.  Tuition for this degree will be paid for by the program.  The actual course work for the degree will vary slightly depending on the resident’s past class work.  Example classes include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Management and Marketing
  • Business Legal Environment
  • Corporate Finance
  • Organization Leadership Management
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Negotiations
  • Sustainable Business Operations
  • Financial and Cost Analysis
  • Business Law for Managers
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Advanced Strategic Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Managing Projects
  • Practical Business Analysis
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Integrative Capstone I and II

Residents also participate in the Portland CityWide Residency Conferences, have the opportunity to pursue the Oregon Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (OPTC) with local Colleges of Pharmacy, and gain valuable leadership and practice management skills. Providence residency programs are built upon a tradition of excellence and commitment to developing leaders within pharmacy practice.