PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency

PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency

MedStar Health is the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region. MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, MedStar Medical Group, and our other programs and services are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. Our areas of clinical excellence include cardiology and cardiac surgery, orthopedics, cancer, transplantation, rehabilitation, and emergency and trauma services.

The 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, with emphasis on multi-hospital health systems.

Areas of competence emphasized include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality improvement, the management of human resources, management of financial resources, use of technology, and advanced leadership.

Upon graduation, residents are prepared for a clinical or operational management/supervisory role in a variety of work settings including small to mid-size hospitals, large health systems, and pharmacy benefit management organizations. The PGY2 residency will serve as a pipeline for MedStar pharmacy leadership, with the goal of retaining residents in the MedStar Pharmacy Enterprise.


Learning experiences

This residency will provide experience in a broad range of pharmacy practice administration roles. The resident will participate in rotations based from the corporate offices as well as rotations at hospitals.

Core rotations (one-month blocks):

  • Health System Pharmacy Leadership Administration Financing and Budget
  • Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Procurement/Contracting
  • Pharmacy Operations (large site and small site), including HR management
  • Drug Policy

Elective rotations (one-month blocks):

  • 340B (Apexus) located in Dallas, Texas (must submit application and be accepted to program)
  • ASHP located in Bethesda, Maryland (must submit application and be accepted to program)
  • Pharmacogenomics
  • Informatics
  • Law/Regulatory
  • Drug diversion
  • Specialty Pharmacy/Retail Pharmacy/Ambulatory Care
  • Elective off-site opportunities include teaching at a School of Pharmacy. MedStar has affiliations with three local schools of Pharmacy: University of Maryland at Baltimore, Notre Dame School of Pharmacy and Howard University
  • Other, by request

Longitudinal rotations:

  • Research
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety/Quality
  • Drug Policy/Medication Use Management/P&T Committee
  • ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy


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Application information

Number of positions: 1


  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Official transcripts from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Three recommendations
    • Must have one from PGY1 residency program director

ASHP Match Number: 35030

Application Deadline: January 5th

Individuals interested in applying should apply via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application System (PhORCAS) Candidates are matched via the ASHP Resident Matching Program.


Contact us

Bonnie Levin, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Residency Program Director
VP, Pharmacy Services

10980 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044