Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership

PGY1 & PGY2 with MHA or MS

Program description

The two-year Specialty Pharmacy Administration and Leadership residency program at Novant Health will prepare pharmacy leaders for success in a complex and evolving healthcare environment. This residency program offers candidates the opportunity to train in a large, integrated health-system and gain knowledge, skills, and experience within a well-established, dually accredited specialty pharmacy program working with teams and leaders who are dedicated to improving the health of our 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

PGY1 learning opportunities follow our PGY1 Community Pharmacy program requirements.

PGY2 curriculum

Core learning experiences
PGY2 orientation
Specialty pharmacy operations leadership
Specialty pharmacy clinical leadership
Specialty pharmacy HUB services leadership
Infusion pharmacy leadership
Accreditation and compliance
Pharmacy business, 340B, and PBM
Executive leadership
Service leadership/Staffing every 4th weekend (longitudinal)
Master’s degree project (longitudinal)
Finance/Budgeting (longitudinal)
Area management (longitudinal)
Seminar/CE (longitudinal)
Elective learning experiences
Ambulatory care and oncology
Pharmacy value & outcomes program
Procurement and supply chain
Medication safety/Technology


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


Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following:
  • Achievement of 90% of all goals marked as achieved for residency
  • Clinical expertise in specialty pharmacy practice
  • Leadership competencies to develop a new or lead an existing specialty pharmacy program
  • Completion of a Master’s Degree
  • Completion of a longitudinal research project



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 or Presbyterian Medical Center only)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses
On-site parking free of charge
Professional development
Support available for the ASHP Midyear meeting, UNC REPS meeting, and for various continuing education opportunities
Additional items
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries


Application information

NMS code: 294344

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


Lisa Blanchette, PharmD, MHA
Sr. Director of Specialty & Infusion Pharmacy Services
PGY1/PGY2/Masters Specialty Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Program Director
E-mail: lmblanchette@novanthealth.org