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Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

PGY-1 & PGY-2/MHA or MS

The 2 year Health System Pharmacy Administration residency at Novant Health will prepare pharmacy leaders for success in a complex, evolving healthcare environment. The Novant Health Pharmacy Services team includes over 500 FTE supporting 15 acute care facilities, 10 community pharmacies, 2 specialty pharmacies, 11 infusion centers, and over 500 outpatient clinic locations across 4 states. This residency will be a unique opportunity for pharmacy leaders to train in the type of large, integrated, community-focused healthcare system that is truly improving the health of communities, one person at a time. Residents will have the option of pursuing an MHA graduate program offered through Pfeiffer University or an MS graduate program offered through UNC -CH.


Core Competencies (4 weeks):
IV Compounding
Infectious Disease
Service Leadership
Administration (Clinical and operational management)
At least two rotations from the following:
Behavioral Health
Internal Medicine
Neonatal ICU
And at least one rotation from the following:
Med/surg critical care
Cardiac ICU
CT Surgery
Emergency Department
Elective options:
Ambulatory care
Medication safety
Clinical and operational management
Service leadership
Medication Safety
Practice Management
Ambulatory care (optional longitudinal)
Staffing every other weekend
Hospital committees
Teaching Opportunities:
Teaching Certificate through Campbell University or High Point University
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students
Opportunities with High Point School of Pharmacy
Peer and interdisciplinary teaching through journal clubs, case presentations, MUE, and professional presentations


Core Competencies:
Pharmacy Operations
Clinical Operations
Specialty/Infusion Pharmacy Operations
Supply Chain/ Procurement
Medication Safety and Technology
Pharmacy Executive Leadership/Strategic Planning
Elective options:
Pharmacy Informatics and Automation
Organizational rotations (Apexus, Vizient)
Financial Management/Budgeting
Staffing every fourth weekend alongside manager on-call responsibility
Management of Novant Health pharmacy service line, Pharmacy Governance Team, Administrative Journal Club

MHA or MS Graduate Program:

Graduate application:
Pfeiffer MHA- due post-Match Health Administration – MHA | Pfeiffer University
UNC MS- due in December Residential Program - UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Courses completed online through live interactive videoconference


$50,400 (PGY1); $55,600 (PGY2)
Leave availability
15 days (per program year)
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium.
Vision and dental insurance are also available with low monthly premium.
Child care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost. (Forsyth Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center only)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses.
On-site parking provided free of charge.
Professional development
Support is available for the ASHP Midyear Meeting, Spring Conference, ASHP Leader’s Conference and also for various CE programs.
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting.
Additional items
Office space provided with computer.
One personalized lab coat.
Access to online and hospital libraries.
Note that some travel may be required for rotations.


Application information

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline

December 31st


W. Joseph Maki, PharmD, MS
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
HSPAL residency program director
[email protected]

Gift Nweke, PharmD, MS, BCPS
System Manager of Pharmacoeconomics & Medication Use
HSPAL Residency Program Coordinator
[email protected]