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PGY1 & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

Parkview offers a 24-month PGY1 & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residency.  This is a new program with anticipated accreditation.  Once accreditation is achieved, all past residents will be considered to have completed an American Society of Health-System Pharmacists-accredited residency.

This residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities to practice in a wide variety of pharmacy leadership settings with diverse populations.  The Parkview team is committed to providing the residents with a variety of patient care experiences in the first 12 months that will provide them a baseline and context of patient care to build upon for the last 12 months focused on administration and leadership.  Graduates will have the potential to become leaders in their practice able to create change and advance patient care, services, and lead a pharmacy team. 

Being part of a health system, the resident has the opportunity to work in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. Residents can customize their schedule to meet their goals while also being provided a core set of experiences to become well-rounded practitioners.

Purpose statement

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Parkview will provide a PGY1-PGY2 HSPAL resident with the training and skills to take on a leadership role in a variety of settings.

Residency site

The resident will practice within the main campus (Parkview Regional Medical Center) with opportunities to practice in other patient care locations in the region, including the centralized distribution center or the pharmacy corporate office.

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Parkview Regional Medical Center

Located on an expanded north Fort Wayne campus, Parkview Regional Medical Center (PRMC) provides medical services to patients in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. PRMC provides over 550 private acute care rooms. The facility is a level II adult and pediatric trauma center, an accredited pain center and a certified primary stroke center. PRMC also features specialty centers for orthopedics, women's and children's health, cancer and cardiovascular care.


PPG Inverness

Parkview Physicians Group

Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) includes over 900 providers in more than 40 specialties and 100 locations throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Currently, Parkview pharmacists practice in a number of specialties including primary care, with a focus on diabetes, and participate in several multidisciplinary clinics through population health.




Parkview Heart Institute Residency Site

Parkview Heart Institute

As the region’s only dedicated heart hospital, Parkview Heart Institute is focused on prevention, early detection and treatment of heart disease. Specialized cardiac ICU, acute care and accredited congestive heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation centers are all together in one location. Outpatient specialty clinics support patients with vascular, valve, hypertension, lipid and genetics-related heart conditions. Pharmacists are integrated in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings, with a focus on heart failure, hypertension, and lipids in the ambulatory clinics.

Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute

Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute

Located on the Parkview Regional Medical Center campus, the Parkview Packnett Family Cancer Institute offers a comprehensive array of cancer services, all under one roof. Diagnostic imaging, advanced treatments, specialty physicians’ offices, lab, nutrition clinic, gift and wig boutiques and more - it’s your one-stop center for everything outpatient. At Parkview, we believe complete cancer care extends far beyond just fighting cancer. From state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment options to our unique palliative care team and survivorship program, our subspecialized physicians and distinctive care model offer comprehensive cancer care and compassionate, personalized attention.

Pharmacy Distribution Center

Pharmacy distribution center

The healthcare supply chain requires massive coordination that is continually working to ensure critical medications are available and distributed into the hands of the care team and patients who need them. Parkview has embraced digital transformation and modernization. For Parkview Health with a network of 12 hospital facilities and primary care and specialty physicians throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Pharmacy has undergone numerous supply chain upgrades integrating technology to better navigate inventory management, manage challenges, anticipate demand, and monitor costs.

Salary and benefits
  • 16 days paid time off (vacation, illness, holidays, etc.)
  • 12 paid educational days off
  • 2 days volunteer/mental health paid time off per calendar year
  • $1,250 stipend for approved expenses at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • All approved expenses reimbursed for the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
Program structure

For the program structure of the first year of HSPAL program, please see the PGY1 Pharmacy program section.

Required PGY2 experiences

  • Orientation (2 weeks)
  • Acute Care Pharmacy Operations and Supply Chain Management (4 weeks)
  • Medication Safety (6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Management (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Clinical Management (4 weeks)
  • Retail/Specialty Management (6 weeks)
  • Financial Management (longitudinal)
  • Human Resources (longitudinal)
  • Practice Management/Leadership (longitudinal)
  • Staffing (longitudinal)

Elective PGY2 learning experiences

  • Oncology Practice Management (4 weeks)
  • Retail Pharmacy Management (4 weeks)
  • Executive Leadership (4 weeks)
  • Group Purchasing Organization Management (4 weeks)
  • Informatics (longitudinal x 6 months)
  • Health Plan Management (longitudinal x 6 month)
  • Master of Business Administration (longitudinal x 1 year of an MBA program; minimal funding available)

Required activities

  • Minor residency project with poster presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – one per year
  • Major research project with results presented at Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and a written manuscript – one presentation per year (project can be one per year or long-term over both years)
  • Staffing every fourth weekend (inpatient)

Attendance at professional meetings

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting each year (required)
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference each year (required)
  • Various Parkview-sponsored symposiums per resident interest

Application information

Residency candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and be eligible for pharmacist licensure in Indiana. Candidates must have successfully completed an ASHP accredited or candidate-status PGY-1 Residency. Parkview Health PGY1 residents will be provided the opportunity to early-commit to the PGY2 programs. Candidates must also register for the Matching Program and have a National Matching Services (NMS) applicant number.

Application requirements

  • Application deadline: Friday, January 5, 2024
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three letters of recommendation via PhORCAS Electronic Reference Form
  • Transcripts from college of pharmacy
  • Start date: Monday, June 24, 2024

Apply today for one of our pharmacy residency programs

With robust and innovative pharmacy services that span inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory care settings, Parkview can customize each learning experience to help you meet your career goals. Review our application, interview and match processes for each residency program.

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