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:

  • Salary and Benefits

    • PGY1 year: $49,920 stipend
    • PGY2 year: $54,080 stipend
    • MS degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences coursework
    • 29 days paid time off both PGY1 and PGY2 years each
    • Meal reimbursement card provided
    • Relocation assistance available 
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance available
    • Lab coat provided
  • 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
    • Management of pharmacy area
    • 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 12 months of rotations
    • Successful completion of MS degree requirements
  • Required Monthly Rotations

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

    PGY2 required monthly rotations:

    • Inpatient operations management (2 months)
    • Clinical pharmacy management (2 months)
    • Hospital pharmacy leadership
    • Pharmacy executive leadership
    • Pharmacy procurement and 340B management
    • Business of the pharmacy enterprise
    • Outpatient pharmacy management
  • Required Longitudinal Rotations

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

    • Pharmacy Management area
    • Pharmacy informatics
    • Medication safety
    • Medication use process and policy
    • Staffing
    • Committee co-chair
  • Elective Rotations

    PGY1 elective rotations can be found under PGY1 Pharmacy Residency.

    • Ambulatory care management
    • Sterile products management
    • Information technology management
    • Academia administration
    • Federally Qualified Health Center leadership
    • Additional month of required rotations with different experiences
    • Approved offsite rotations
    • 2-week offsite rotation (at local area hospital during December
  • Application Information

    All application materials should be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

    Applicants – PhORCAS Requirements (Due Dec. 31, 2022)

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Pharmacy college transcripts
    • 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.)

    References – PhORCAS Requirements

    Please submit program-specific evaluations to recommenders in order for them to upload our program-specific content to us.

    • Standardized reference form (available in PhORCAS)
    • In lieu of a letter of recommendation, we ask that the recommender answer the questions from the Supplemental Eskenazi Health PGY1 Residency Recommendation Form and include this information in the program specific information section of the standard recommendation. Please provide the program-specific recommendation form to recommenders.
    • Recommended tips for preceptors when completing Eskenazi Health recommendation form and PhORCAS reference form 
    A video interview link will be sent out to all applicants completing the PhORCAS application. Applicants will have from Jan. 2, 2022 through Jan. 9, 2023 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
  • Contact Us

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