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
- Boston Medical
- 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
- Eskenazi Health
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.