This program requires a 2 year commitment in which candidates will complete a PGY1 residency, PGY2 residency, and earn a Master’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences with specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL). BayCare HSPAL residents are at the St. Joseph’s Hospital campus in Tampa, FL. This campus is comprised of St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital.  The Department of Pharmacy is responsible for more than 900 acute care beds.

The first year develops a solid clinical foundation and offers administrative experiences. The second year builds proficiency in the delivery of patient-centered care and provides advanced leadership and administrative opportunities within the BayCare Health System. The program prepares graduates to excel in a variety of administrative and leadership careers.

Master’s Education
We are proud to have partnered with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide our Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) residents with a world class didactic education to complement their onsite residency training. Administration residents at BayCare Health System will be part of the UNC master’s cohort which includes administration residents from across a variety of practice sites including University of North Carolina Hospitals (UNCH), Duke University Health-System (DUHS), Wake Forest Baptist Health (WFBH), Mission Hospitals (MH), Moses Cone Health (MC), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Residents will be able to remotely attend and participate in class on site from BayCare Health System.

About UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is located on the University of North Carolina’s campus in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC is world renowned for its efforts in research, pharmaceutics, and international engagement. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recently ranked #1 in the country among pharmacy schools by the 2016 US News and World Report. The school of pharmacy also received a $100 million donation for creation of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation to allow for students, faculty, and staff to continue to contribute to the scientific community.

Curriculum
The master’s degree curriculum will be completed longitudinally over the two year residency. The master’s degree will culminate with a thesis substitute, which consists of a supervised project in health-system pharmacy administration and leadership that has direct implications to the BayCare health-system.

More information about the master’s component is included on the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s website.

MS Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Program

The Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency with BayCare Health System is a 24-month program designed to provide residents with experiences across a broad range of clinical, administrative, and system level leadership opportunities. Therefore, allowing for the resident to function as an integral part of the department’s patient care and administrative services to prepare them for a variety of advanced leaderships positions throughout healthcare.

Our Program

PGY1 Year
Residents will be part of the St. Joseph’s Main, Women’s, and Children’s Hospital PGY1 cohort and complete the following (5) core and up to (6) elective rotations. These responsibilities include the provision of pharmaceutical care, patient education within inpatient and outpatient settings, and collaboration with preceptors in the education of pharmacy students, committee membership, medication safety initiatives, and operational activities.

The PGY1 residency program core rotations include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Critical Care
  • Nutrition Support
  • Pediatrics
  • Departmental Practice

Elective rotations may include:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiology Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Disease
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal ICU
  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Oncology
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Surgery
  • Transitions of Care
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

PGY2 Year
Residents will be part of the St. Joseph’s’ hospital campus during their PGY2 year and will focus on core rotation experiences around clinical and operations management, finance, human resources, and leadership development. Residents will apply skills learned during their HSPAL Masters coursework and participate in hospital-based and enterprise pharmacy leadership projects.

The PGY2 residency program core rotations include:

  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Management
  • Pharmacy Enterprise Leadership
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Hospital Operations Management
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Medication Use Safety
  • Pharmacy Shared Services
  • Regional Pharmacy Services

Elective rotations may include:

  • Central Pharmacy Integrated Services
  • Community/Rural Hospital Management
  • HomeCare Infusion Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Population Health
  • Women’s & Children’s Pharmacy Services

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Plan with prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunity to Contribute Pre-tax Dollars to a 401 (k) Plan
  • Life Insurance, Short- and Long-Term Disability Coverage, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
  • Professional Travel Reimbursement
  • Team Member Services: Team members receive a discount rate on a variety of events, programs, and tickets to area attractions

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • The applicant must participate in the MATCH process
  • Online application through PhORCAS
    • Letter of intent
    • Current Curriculum Vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
    • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must have active Florida Pharmacist License within 90 days of the residency start date
  • The applicant must participate in an on-site interview

Application Process:
Residency candidates should submit all requirements for acceptance through the PhORCAS website.  Once submitted, applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for on-site interviews.  After the interviews are completed, a rank list will be submitted to ASHP via the National Matching Service.  The ASHP Resident Matching Program will provide the program with the matched candidates.

For the UNC Masters of Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences with a specialization in Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) interested applicants will need to apply to the University of North Carolina Graduate School for their didactic component.

Deadlines:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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The application deadline for the UNC Masters Degree will be
 January 1st.

Program Leader

Kenneth Jozefczyk, MS, RPh, FASHP
Ken received his Bachelor’s in Pharmacy Degree from Wayne State University. He also completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals along with his Master of Science degree in Hospital Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.

Program Coordinator

Les Louden, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Les received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Appalachian State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from East Tennessee State University. He also completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Residency at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center along with his Master of Science degree in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) from The Ohio State University.

Program Coordinator

Blake Shay, PharmD, MS, BCPS
Blake received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia and also completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Residency at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center along with his Master of Science degree in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) from The Ohio State University.

Justin Egan
PGY1 HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I have been fortunate to see first-hand the confidence pharmacists have clinically that undergo residency training.  My goal is to become the best pharmacist and clinician possible through embracing and overcoming the challenges that are associated with residency. As a resident, I am eager to learn valuable leadership skills through research, project management, and collaboration with other healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s is truly a special environment.  Even during the residency application process, every team member involved was incredibly welcoming and personal, which resonated with me and left a lasting impression.  I was extremely impressed with the backgrounds and credentials of the pharmacy leadership team, and I am excited by the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to lead a pharmacy team of my own. Given my administrative interests, the welcoming culture, and countless opportunities for growth, St. Joseph’s was an easy decision for me.

 

Robert Medina
PGY1 HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I am driven to complete a health-system pharmacy administration and leadership (HSPA-L) focused residency program because it parallels my aspirations as a pharmacist. I have a desire to serve, a passion for leadership, and am eager to learn.  An HSPA-L program will provide me with the clinical experiences to help build upon the foundational knowledge attained during pharmacy school. In turn, this will allow me to become a competent and confident practitioner. Also, this type of residency training will provide me with the managerial, operational and leadership experiences to help me develop into a to future leader in the healthcare setting.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
There are many reasons as to why I chose St. Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare as my home for the next two years. When it comes to the field of pharmacy, I find that I am attracted to many different subspecialties within the profession. I was in search of a program that could provide a broad variety of rotational experiences to help me determine the specific area to specialize. With experiences in pediatrics, ambulatory care, cardiology and women’s health, St. Joseph’s Hospital fit these criteria perfectly. The culture and environment at St. Joseph’s hospital is one-of-a-kind. Every individual that I met through the recruitment process was welcoming, personable and transparent. Now being a part of the BayCare team, I continue to witness these qualities within each employee. I could not have found a better fit with an HSPA-L residency program than I did with St. Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare.

 

Alex Hayes-Porter
PGY2 HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I wanted to continue to be challenged clinically and professionally. Throughout my course of pharmacy school, I have known there was no other path for me than to do residency. I feel that residency not only prepares you for the challenges and professionalism required of a pharmacist, but pushes you beyond that to create a well-rounded, independent practitioner.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
I chose St. Joseph’s for many reasons. From the moment I met the team, I instantly felt welcome and comfortable. The inviting nature of the BayCare team members and innovation demonstrated by the enterprise truly captivated me from the very beginning. Being administrative focused, I wanted to be exposed to a diverse and progressive work environment that would push me out of my comfort zone and prepare me to, one day, be a part of the leadership team in a large health system pharmacy. I wanted the opportunity to work with a strong group of leaders and a larger residency class that would provide strong foundation for my career as a pharmacist. Another asset to this program is the chance to work with a group of like-minded individuals through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s M.S. Cohort. It is an incredible opportunity to be able to learn from current and future leaders in pharmacy, as well as, share my personal experiences from my institution with the masters cohort.

 

 

Justin Jimmy
PGY2 HSPA Pharmacy Resident at St. Joseph's Hospital

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a residency because I love what I do. I am passionate about my career and want to grow my clinical judgement, professional competency, and leadership skills as a clinical pharmacist. I believe residency will help me accelerate towards these goals with the guidance, support and expertise of veteran team members. Those reasons alone would have made it a no-brainer. Pharmacy, however, is constantly evolving and a pharmacy residency can provide opportunities to innovate and integrate new ideas. To refine and revamp the standards. By working in an integrated team of various specialists and leaders, you truly get the chance to be a trailblazer to help defy the expectations of a pharmacist.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
St. Joseph’s hospital has a legacy of cultivating future leaders, proficient clinicians, and accomplished professionals. The distinguished residency has constantly and consistently challenged the status quo and reached for new heights. I knew that the possibility to add to the program’s legacy would be the opportunity of a lifetime. The program is but the sum of all its individual pieces and the individuals that make up the BayCare organization as a whole, share the same values of—trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and excellence that I hold near and dear to my heart.

 

Jose Tamayo - Class of 2021

Pavan Kullar - Class of 2021

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