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 (HSPA). BayCare HSPA 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 (HSPA) 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), and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 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 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 Residency Program

The Health System Pharmacy Administration 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 core (4) and elective rotations (5). 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
  • Pediatric Pharmacy

Elective rotations may include:

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Surgery
  • Therapeutic Policy
  • Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Women’s Health

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 HSPA Masters coursework and participate in hospital-based and enterprise pharmacy leadership projects.

The PGY2 residency program core rotations include:

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

Elective rotations may include:

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

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 (NMS Code: 269041).  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 (HSPA) interested applicants will need to apply to the University of North Carolina Graduate School for their didactic component.

Deadlines:
Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 residency class:  January 10, 2019

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The application deadline for the UNC Masters Degree will be
Tuesday, January 1st 2019.

Program Leader

Tim L’Hommedieu, PharmD, MS
Tim received his Bachelor’s Degree and Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from The Ohio State University. He also completed a combined PGY1/PGY2 Residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital along with his Master’s degree in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) 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’s 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 Masters degree in Health System Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) from The Ohio State University.

  • Tim L’Hommedieu, PharmD, MS
    Regional Pharmacy Services
  • Les Louden, PharmD, MS, BCPS
    Hospital Operations Management
  • Blake Shay PharmD, MS, BCPS
    Hospital Operations Management
  • Mike Magee, RPh, MS, FASHP
    Enterprise Pharmacy Management
  • Ken Jozefczyk, RPh, MS, FASHP
    Central Pharmacy Integrated Services
  • Ann Lumia, PharmD
    Shared Pharmacy Services
  • Joseph Walton PharmD, MS, BCPS
    Pharmacy Informatics
  • Carrie Leichtweis, PharmD, BCPS
    Medication Safety
  • Lauren Verbosky, PharmD, MS
    Ambulatory Care Management
  • Noriko Kay, PharmD, MS
    Home Care Infusion Management
  • Benjamin Philip, PharmD, MS
    Offsite Management Experience
  • Glenn Graziose, RPh, MBA
    Regional Pharmacy Services

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