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), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and other various institutions. 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
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Hospital Operations Management
  • Pharmacy Enterprise Leadership
  • Pharmacy Shared Services
  • Regional Pharmacy Services

Elective rotations may include:

  • Central Pharmacy Integrated Services
  • Community/Rural Hospital Management
  • HomeCare Infusion Management
  • Medication Use Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Population Health
  • Supply Chain Management
  • 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 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

Benjamin Philip, PharmD, MS
Ben received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Texas Southern 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 Advisor

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 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
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 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
PGY2 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.

 

Akereya Wilson
PGY1 – Health System Pharmacy Administration

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I aspire to be a well-rounded clinical pharmacist and leader capable of overseeing operations and services across the entire medication use process. Without a doubt, the training provided through an HSPAL focused residency will unequivocally equip me with the clinical knowledge and expertise necessary to succeed in various leadership capacities throughout my pharmacy career. As a healthcare provider, I am committed to lifelong learning in order to continuously provide my patients with compassionate, innovative, and evidence-based care. My decision to complete a residency is proof of this commitment.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
Upon researching the program, attending the informational sessions, and speaking with current and past residents, it became apparent that BayCare’s mission to provide a gold standard of compassionate care was more than just words. At St Joseph’s Hospital – BayCare, I discovered that each team member’s passion for patient care was fueled by a mutually shared value – a heart for humanity. The unwavering dedication to innovation, excellent patient care, and an immersive learning environment captured me immediately, and I knew that St. Joe’s would become my new home. As a current member of the BayCare team, it is an honor and a joy to learn from exceptional leaders and clinicians who are committed to upholding the organization’s core values of trust, dignity, respect, responsibility, and excellence. In such an environment, both personal and professional growth are inevitable.

Griffin Blunk
PGY1 – Health System Pharmacy Administration

Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a health-system pharmacy administration and leadership residency because I feel that it is the best opportunity to learn and gain experience while pursuing my career goals. As a resident, I am eager to face and overcome the challenges associated with residency. I will have the opportunity to dive into the clinical and administrative areas of health-system pharmacy which will prepare me to be the best clinician, leader and teammate I can be.

Why did I choose St. Joseph’s Hospital at BayCare?
The culture and team at St. Joseph’s and BayCare is what made their program stand out amongst the rest. From the top of the organizational structure to the bottom, they make you feel welcomed and involved as part of the team. St. Joseph’s also offers a broad variety of clinical and administrative rotational experiences allowing residents to become well rounded. The opportunities for projects, research and leadership across the BayCare Health System are endless. There could not have been a better fit for me then St. Joseph’s – BayCare.

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