The combined 2-year residency/master of science in health-system pharmacy administration and leadership program provides residents with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to assume a variety of roles and leadership positions. Our graduates are equipped to serve as vibrant, committed professionals with a focus on improving patients’ health, health care delivery and the pharmacy profession as a whole. We help ensure their success through both didactic education and experiential opportunities in the classroom and in the workplace.

Graduates of the health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency program will join more than 200 Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist residency alumni who have entered the workforce in a variety of difference roles, including directors of pharmacy, hospital executives, clinical leaders and executives of informatics. The program offers residents a broad set of valuable tools that prepares them for a successful career, regardless of their specific goals.

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Wake Forest Baptist is a member of the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy Masters of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration collaborative. The program includes residents at the following sites:

  • Wake Forest Baptist
  • BayCare Health System
  • Cone Health
  • Duke Health 
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Mission Hospital
  • University of North Carolina Health
  • University Hospitals Cleveland
  • Novant Health
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This allows health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residents to gain experience in a variety of settings, while also fostering collaboration in didactic education.

The overall goal of the program is to prepare pharmacists for leadership positions in health care. Our graduates will:

  • Be able to envision, plan, implement, coordinate and monitor patient care and operational services
  • Be effective stewards of human resources, including recruitment, mentoring, evaluating and leading professionals and technical support staff
  • Be adaptive leaders to changes and demands for health-system pharmacy practice and the health care environment in general
  • Be strategic thinkers and planners who see challenges as opportunities to contribute to improving health care delivery
  • Be consistently ethical and professional in their practice
  • Be clinically competent in the practice of pharmacy
  • Understand and assume the managerial and financial responsibilities in health-system pharmacies
  • Have a vision for the future practice of pharmacy and possess the tools to realize that vision

Why Wake Forest Baptist?

  • Robust clinical pharmacy practice experience
  • Flexible and diverse elective learning experience opportunities
  • Committee leadership opportunities in both PGY1 and PGY2 years
  • Longitudinal management experience
  • Extensive and supportive resident mentorship
  • Teaching certificate and preceptorship opportunities
  • Extraordinary leadership learning opportunities

Hear from our current and past residents on their experiences.

Virtual Information Sessions 

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The Wake Forest Baptist PGY1/2 HSPAL residency program would like to invite those interested in hearing more to our virtual information sessions. Please sign up below for an opportunity to speak with the residency program director and current residents. Upon receipt of a sign up, Wake Forest Baptist will send an email with further instructions a few days before the information session. We look forward to connecting with you soon!