PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program

Mission Statement

The Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program at Memorial Healthcare System is a second year, 12-month post-graduate program committed to providing excellent training and learning experiences to support the resident's clinical, academic and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pharmacy leaders by promoting competence, confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Purpose Statement

The PGY2 HSPAL residency builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and first year PGY1 residency competencies in the delivery of patient and family centered care. The training program provides residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners and lays the foundation for continued growth in management and leadership by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of pharmaceutical care.

Residents who successfully complete the PGY2 HSPAL residency program will possess competencies and business acumen essential to operate effectively within health systems and advance the profession of pharmacy practice.

Program Requirements

Pharmacy residents must be licensed as pharmacists in Florida within 90 days from the start of the residency program. Applicants who are not Florida licensed pharmacists are encouraged to complete examination for Florida licensure by August 1st following the start of the program. Failure to achieve licensure as a Florida Licensed Pharmacist, will result in dismissal from the program. The following is a condensed list of minimum program requirements.

  • Successful completion of all assigned rotations (core, elective and longitudinal)
  • Completion and presentation of two continuing education lectures
  • Completion of the Initial Florida Consultant Pharmacist course (optional Florida Consultant Pharmacist Licensure)
  • Completion of the 340B University On-Demand Curriculum
  • Completion of a Leadership Portfolio
  • Participation in a program with both mentor and mentee opportunities
  • Implement at least one quality improvement or research project related to healthcare pharmacy administration or for a topic for advancing the profession of pharmacy (refer to research information below)

Residency Research

  • Completion and presentation of research or project at professional meeting(s) or conference
  • Completion of a publishable manuscript

Residents are required to staff every third weekend (Saturday and Sunday; 8 hour shifts). Residents are required to staff selected holiday(s). Staffing opportunities are structured around supervisory duties and shifts.

Specific residency objectives will be established in the beginning of the residency and modified according to the resident’s interests, progression and previous experiences. To meet the purpose of the program, the resident will advance to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system
  • Apply regulatory compliance principles and contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services
  • Lead and manage human resources
  • Manage pharmacy financial performance
  • Leverage technology to optimize the medication-use system
  • Promote the importance of advocacy
  • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession of pharmacy practice.

Educational Experience

Core Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Advanced Automation and Informatics
  • Advanced Pharmacy Operations and Distribution Systems
  • Advanced Operations II
  • Clinical Management
  • Medication Safety and Quality
  • Medication Use and Drug Policy
  • Population Health Management
  • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Management (Community and Specialty)
  • 340B Program Management and Application

Elective Learning Experiences

  • Home Infusion
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Pharmacy Sourcing and Contracting
  • Pharmaceutical Compounding & Quality Assurance
  • 340B Operations (Apexus): This elective is highly recommended. Elective requires a separate application and interview. If selected, resident may be required to relocate to Texas during the learning experience. More information can be found at Apexus 340B Operations Rotations.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Executive Leadership and Professional Development
  • Medication Safety Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Management of Human Capital
  • Research
  • Staffing and Management On-Call Duties


  • Estimated stipend: $51,000
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • Paid leave: vacation, sick, holiday, & educational
  • Access to electronic drug references
  • Professional travel time
  • Discounted meals
  • Free onsite parking
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement for approved programs


Applications will be accepted using PhORCAS. All applicants must register at The Match-ASHP Resident Matching Program and submit an application through the PhORCAS website. The deadline for applications and all requirements for acceptance is Sunday, January 2, 2022. Interested applicants must be graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited Doctor of Pharmacy degree program or a program pending accreditation and have completed a PGY-1 residency prior to the start of the PGY-2 program.

Number of positions available: 1

  • Letter of intent
  • Completed application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official College of Pharmacy transcript
  • Minimum three letters of recommendation using the standard PhORCAS template (at least one must be from PGY-1 program Preceptor and/or Director)

Contact Us

Dorinda Segovia

Dorinda Segovia, PharmD, MBA
Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer
Program Director, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)

Veronica Sherman

Veronica Sherman, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Clinical Coordinator – Critical Care
Program Coordinator, PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)