Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (FMC & PMC)

PGY1 & PGY2 with MHA or MS

Program description

The two-year Health System Pharmacy Administration residency at Novant Health will prepare pharmacy leaders for success in a complex, evolving healthcare environment. This residency program will be a unique opportunity for pharmacy leaders to train in a 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 -Chapel Hill.

PGY1 curriculum

Core competencies (4 weeks):
IV compounding
Infectious diseases
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
Core competencies (4 week)
Medication safety
Clinical and operational management
Service leadership
Medication safety
Practice management
Ambulatory care (optional longitudinal)
Staffing every other weekend
Hospital committees
Optional teaching certificate (Campbell University or High Point University)
Formal lecture and laboratory facilitation opportunities at High Point University
Opportunities to teach didactic lectures to Campbell University medical students
Mentor and co-precept 4th year pharmacy students


PGY2 curriculum

Core competencies
Pharmacy operations I and II
Clinical leadership and formulary management
Supply chain/procurement
Medication safety, quality and technology
Ambulatory and oncology operations
Pharmacy executive leadership
Elective options
Pharmacy business
Pharmacy technology and automation
Organizational rotations (Apexus, Vizient)
Financial management/Budgeting
Staffing every fourth weekend alongside manager on-call responsibilities
Support of pharmacy initiatives/meetings (pharmacy leadership, department open forums, strategic planning)


MHA or MS Graduate Program:

Graduate program application deadlines:
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



Approximately $52,000 (PGY1); $57,500 (PGY2)
Leave availability
10 days, with 5 additional professional days
Health insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium
Vision and dental insurance 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 available for the ASHP Midyear meeting, Spring Conference, ASHP Leader’s Conference, and for various continuing education opportunities
Poster reimbursement
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting
Additional items
Office space with laptop computer and docking station provided
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries
Note that some travel may be required for rotations


Application information

NMS code (Forsyth Medical Center): 263718
NMS code (Presbyterian Medical Center): 269718

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

Application deadline

January 2


W. Joseph Maki, PharmD, MS
Vice President, Pharmacy Services
HSPAL Residency Program Director

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