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.