The 12-month PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Residency Program is designed to provide a resident with educational and administrative experiences related to safe medication use, continuous quality improvement and regulatory compliance in an acute care teaching hospital and a variety of its affiliated facilities. The goal of our program is to prepare the resident to become proficient in analyzing the medication use system and reported events, developing appropriate actions and educational tools for error prevention and process improvement. The program provides multidisciplinary opportunities for applying and enhancing leadership, time management, critical thinking, computer and presentation skills.

Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2)

Pharmacy Administration Resident Activities

  • Attend and participate in periodic meetings such as Supervisor Meeting, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee and sub-committees.
  • Additional sub-committees include: Formulary/Utilization, MERP Taskforce, Pharmacy Quality Improvement, Patient Safety Walk-Rounds, Critical Care Committee, and Regulatory Readiness.
  • Work alongside senior management at the Medical Center and School of Pharmacy.
  • Develop project management skills in order to implement services that improve practice.
  • Participate in developing and implementing department and institutional policies, procedures, guidelines, competencies, and performance improvement strategies.
  • Contribute to clinical and administrative activities, such as collecting, analyzing and presenting data for monthly Adverse Drug Events, Gap Analysis, Turnaround Time Studies, Drug Utilization Evaluations, Root Cause Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.
  • Learn about regulatory, accrediting, and patient safety organizations such as AHRQ, CBOP, CDPH, CHPSO, CMS, FDA, and others.
  • Complete a formal research project to be presented at a conference.
  • Prepare a manuscript appropriate for peer-reviewed publication.
  • Serve as a preceptor to pharmacy students and PGY1 Residents.
  • Enhance time management, organizational, and management skills to fulfill both clinical and academic practice requirements.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Prepare and deliver effective lectures to pharmacy students and other healthcare professionals.
  • Participate in community service events with the student professional organizations.

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Cardiology
  • Medication Safety
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Informatics
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Investigational Drug
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Transplant, Solid Organ 

Teaching Certificate Program

Residents enrolled into the program will be given the option to be included in the Teaching Certificate Program. The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand and apply current educational issues in pharmacy education.  In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Participate in all scheduled sessions and workshops. 
  2. Present a didactic classroom session (at least 1 hour) to pharmacy students. 
  3. Engage in a longitudinal teaching experience in the PY3 curriculum that includes the development of at least one case (with a grading key) and overseeing group discussions about patient cases. 
  4. Co-precept one Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) or Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) student, if assigned. 
  5. Develop a written statement of teaching philosophy. 
  6. Develop a satisfactory teaching portfolio.