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PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration/MHA Residency

Providence Portland Medical Center

4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213


Providence is proud to offer a PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) 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.

ASHP LogoThe PGY1 component of the residency has a strong reputation across the country. Most recently, Providence won the ASHP Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award. The 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 (hospital, regional and system, for example) of health-system pharmacy administration. Being the only HSPAL resident will allow flexibility based on each resident’s career interest. Rotations may include:

Core Rotations

  • Acute Care Clinical Management
  • Major Project
  • Ambulatory Clinical Management
  • Outpatient Operations Management
  • Budget and Finance
  • Policy and Regulatory Oversight
  • Chief Resident
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Human Resources
  • System Pharmacy Operations
  • Inpatient Operations Management

Optional Rotations

  • 340B Program Management
  • Executive Leadership
  • Ambulatory Oncology Operations
  • Managed Care

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) Program

The University of Providence School of Health Professions allows residents in the combined PGY1/PGY2 program to simultaneously enroll in the MHA degree program. This takes advantage of efficiencies in both the residency and MHA programs, operating on a cohort model that grants students the opportunity to gain a sense of community and individual attention as they progress through the program with the same group of students.

The program is directed toward providing didactic and experiential education to MHA students that will allow them to: (1) understand the major administrative functions in organizations delivering pharmaceutical products and care to patients; and (2) design strategies and policies to cope with the evolving health care environment. Supplemental projects will aid in developing administrative, research and analytical skills, in addition to improving the resident’s understanding of pharmacy practice and administration in health-systems.

MHA Required Courses

Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare Leaders
Healthcare Budget & Financial
Healthcare Informatics
Healthcare Law & Ethics
Regulation, Risk, and Compliance
Social Justice, Law, and Policy
Strategic Planning, Marketing, and the Patient Experience

Electives - MHA

Applied Leadership
Essentials of Community Health
Health Inequities & Social Epidemiology
Leadership Theory
Med-Legal Partnership

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.

Pharmacy Residency and Fellowship Programs Informational Sessions

Effective patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice is a philosophy that’s supported across the entire Providence organization. Join us virtually to meet our pharmacy teams, receive an overview of each program’s curriculum and details, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

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