PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

National Match Code: 155418

Director of Pharmacy
Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS
Telephone: 414-805-4007
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY1/PGY2 Program Director
Todd Karpinski, PharmD, MS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Telephone: 414-777-3583
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY1/2 Health System Administration Program Coordinator
Kate Schaafsma

Duration/Type: 24-month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014
Starting Date: July 1, 2014
Interview Required: Yes


The PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency will prepare residents to assume high-level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Projects and longitudinal activities during both years will relate to the resident’s interest in pharmacy leadership and administration. The resident will also have the opportunity to complete an advanced degree through the ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy. Upon graduation, residents are prepared for management roles in a variety of work settings, including small to mid-size hospitals, large health systems, academic and community settings.

The pharmacy management team at Froedtert Hospital is well-connected and involved in local, state and national organizations including academic hospital peer and contracting groups, offering the resident exposure to activities beyond the institution level.

Sample resident rotation schedule

Requirements for Acceptance

Applicants are required to submit a program application to PhORCAS. Three projects must be submitted by candidates who are selected for an onsite interview.

PGY1 Learning Experiences

  • During the PGY1 year, residents will be required to complete an operations and a clinical administration rotation. Other rotation requirements are the same as those for the PGY1 Residency Program.

PGY2 Learning Experiences

Required Rotations
  • Health System Pharmacy Administration (5 weeks)
  • Clinical Practice Management (6 weeks)
  • Medication Safety (3 weeks)
  • Operations and Technology Management (6 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (3 weeks)
  • Administrative Focus (6 weeks)
Elective Rotations
  • Health System Administration (VP Ancillary Services)
  • Contracting/Purchasing
  • Financial Management
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Drug Policy
  • Ambulatory Service Management 
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Medication Utilization
  • Advanced Academia
  • Advanced elective rotation in previous required rotations
  • Others as defined by the resident
Additional Learning Opportunities
  • ASHP Pharmacy Leadership Academy
  • Monthly Leadership Book Club
  • Administrative Coffee Talks
  • Manager On-Call Responsibilities
  • Student Rotation Coordination and Precepting
  • Internship Program Coordination
  • Other Longitudinal Responsibilities