PGY1 & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency with Masters

The PGY1/PGY2 combined Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency at UTMB Health is a two-year ASHP pre-candidate program of training and experience based upon the ASHP Accreditation Standard for Pharmacy Residency Programs, including the ASHP Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and the ASHP Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Programs 2022. The program is designed to train pharmacists who are interested in becoming well-rounded practice managers and leaders in all areas of health-system pharmacy.


Purpose Statement

PGY1 Program Purpose: PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

PGY2 Program Purpose: The PGY2 year of the HSPAL residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education PGY1 pharmacy residency to prepare the residents who can assume high-level pharmacy practice managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. It provides 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 the PGY2 HSPAL residency are prepared for management/supervisory roles in various health-system pharmacy practice areas.


PGY-1 Learning Experiences 

PGY1 Learning experiences - management

  • Required Learning Experiences

      Required learning experiences will be 4 weeks in length unless otherwise noted. 

      • 4 Acute Care Rotations
        • Internal Medicine
        • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
        • Critical Care (MICU or SICU)
        • Ambulatory Care
      • 4 Introductory Pharmacy Management/Administration
        • Inpatient Operations
        • Ambulatory Operations
        • Medication Safety
        • Drug Information/Formulary Management
    • Elective Learning Experiences

        Residents can further tailor their residency experience toward their interests by completing 2 elective learning experiences. Elective learning experiences will be 4 weeks in length unless otherwise noted. 

        • Infectious Diseases
          • Antimicrobial Stewardship
          • Community
        • Pediatrics
          • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
          • General Pediatrics
        • Critical Care
          • Surgical Intensive Care Unit
          • Medical Intensive Care Unit
        • Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant
        • Ambulatory
          • Dermatology/Allergy
          • Endocrinology
          • Gastrointestinal/Hepatitis C
          • Neurology/Rheumatology
          • Solid Organ Transplant
      • Longitudinal Learning Experiences
        • Residency Project
        • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
        • Staffing
        • Formulary Management
        • Longitudinal Management

      PGY-2 Learning Experiences

      PGY2 Management Learning Experiences

      • Required Learning Experiences

          All rotation blocks are 4 weeks unless otherwise specified

          • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
          • Human Resources
          • Advanced Inpatient Operations
          • Advanced Ambulatory Operations
          • Financial Management
          • Community Hospital Pharmacy Leadership
          • Executive Leadership and Strategic Planning
        • Elective Learning Experiences
          • 3 administration electives selected based on resident's interests
        • Longitudinal Learning Experiences
          • Residency Research Project
          • Staffing
          • Pharmacy Leadership/Management
          • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
          • Longitudinal Mangement



        OfficeEach resident will have a dedicated space within the dedicated resident office. Residents will also be assigned a computer and personal pager.

        PGY1: $57,000/year

        PGY2: $60,000

        Time Off10 holidays + Residents will accrue PTO throughout the residency year and are allowed to take a total of 10 days of PTO  (PTO includes sick days)
        Conference/MeetingsFinancial Support is offered for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Alcalde Southwest Leadership Conference
        InsuranceMedical insurance is provided to all full-time employees at no additional cost. Dental and vision plans are available.

         Edward C. Stemley, PharmD, MS
        PGY1/2 – Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Director
        Email:  ecstemle@utmb.edu
        Akeem Bale, PharmD, MS, MBA, BCPS, BCSCP
        PGY1/2 – Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program Coordinator
        Email:   aobale@utmb.edu