PGY2 HSPAL - Pharmacy - Careers - Eskenazi Health

A PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency builds upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents who can assume high level managerial, supervisory and leadership responsibilities. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership. The residency lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership skills. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings.

The HSPAL Residency at Eskenazi Health is a 24-month post-Doctor of Pharmacy training program that meets requirements for both a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 HSPAL Residency. Eskenazi Health is proud to partner with the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy to supplement on-site residency training with a world-class didactic education. HSPAL residents will participate as a cohort with other leading health-systems to complete the Master of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration.

During the PGY1 year, residents will be part of the Eskenazi Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency cohort, supplemented with the Master of Science degree, developing a solid foundation in clinical care.

In the second year of the program, HSPAL residents will build upon the PGY1 experience, working closely with the leaders within the Department of Pharmacy and hospital administrators to develop competence in clinical leadership, pharmacy operations, personnel management, budgeting and finance, medication safety, drug use policy, process improvement, and informatics. Second-year electives are customizable to each resident's interests and career goals. Residents completing the HSPAL Residency will gain an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities of a safety net health-system, and will be prepared to assume supervisory and manager-level positions in a fully-integrated health-system.

ashp Residency Candidate The PGY-2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency, conducted by Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP.

We invite you to learn more about our program through the following:

  • Eskenazi Health HSPAL Webinar –Nov. 29, 2023, 6:30-7:30 p.m. ET
  • Virtual Informational Interviews scheduled via ASHP CareerPharm Listing - Please see ASHP CareerPharm position listing to request a virtual interview with the RPD and/or RPC and to discuss the program and application process
  • Salary and Benefits

    • PGY1 year: $52,000 stipend
    • PGY2 year: $56,160stipend
    • MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences coursework
    • 29 days paid time off both PGY1 and PGY2 years each
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Relocation assistance available 
  • Required Activities

    PGY1 required activities can be found under PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

    • Meeting the “achieved for residency (ACHR)” level for 100% of the objectives as defined by the program
    • Successful presentation of Pharmacy Grand Rounds
    • Presentation of research project at a conference
    • Final report of project research by end of program
    • Manuscript of research submitted to the RPD by end of program
    • Completion of all required residency evaluations
    • Completion of 52 weeks of rotations
    • Successful completion of MS degree requirement
  • Required Monthly Rotations

    PGY1 required monthly rotations can be found under PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

    PGY2 required monthly rotations:

    • Clinical Pharmacy Services Management (2 months)
    • Health-System Executive Leadership
    • Health-System Pharmacy Leadership
    • Acute Care Operations Management (2 months)
    • Outpatient Pharmacy Operations Management
    • Pharmacy Business Enterprise and Supply Chain Management (2 months)
  • Required Longitudinal Rotations

    PGY1 required longitudinal rotations can be found under PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

    • Health Equity (12 months)
    • Medication Safety (4 months)
    • Medication Use Policy, Regulatory Compliance, and Strategic Initiatives (4 months)
    • Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (12 months)
    • Pharmacy Informatics (4 months)
    • Pharmacy Management Area (12 months)
    • Research (12 months)
  • Elective Rotations

    PGY1 elective rotations can be found under PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

    • Academia Administration
    • Ambulatory Care Management
    • Federally Qualified Health Center Leadership
    • Information Technology Management
    • Specialty Pharmacy Services
    • Sterile Products Management
    • Teaching (Longitudinal, 12 months)
    • Additional month of required rotations with different experiences
    • Approved offsite rotations
  • Application Information

    All applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).

    Requirements for Application (Due January 2, 2024)

    • Eligible for pharmacist licensure in the state of Indiana
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Pharmacy college transcripts
    • Three references utilizing the standardized reference form available in PhORCAS
    • A letter of intent required (Be certain to discuss what diversity, equity and inclusion mean to you and what specific experiences you've had that positively contributed to diversity, equity or inclusion either at your school or in the workplace.)
    • Video interview may be required

    A video interview link will be sent out to all Phase I applicants completing the PhORCAS application. Applicants will have from Jan. 3, 2024 – January 10, 2024  to complete and submit the video interview as part of their application to the PGY1 program.

    After acceptance to the Eskenazi Health HSPAL residency program, applicants must complete a UNC Graduate School Application.

    Program Match Code: 293641

    Eskenazi Health will consider candidates requiring visa sponsorship on a case-by-case basis in conjunction with our human resources department. Please contact us with specific questions.

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Please email

    Christohper Wickesberg, PharmD, MBA, BCPS – PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL Pharmacy Residency Program Director
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