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PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency with MBA

The PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration  & Leadership (HSPAL) Residency program is a 24-month PGY1 and PGY2 training program centered on the development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to lead the profession of pharmacy into the future. A Master of Business Administration degree will be obtained concurrent with the residency through the University of Dallas.

Pharmacists completing the residency will be competent and confident leaders in multiple practice areas and will be prepared to step into a health-system pharmacy leadership position upon completion.

Coursework topics will include organizational development, leadership development, managerial/health care finance, professional development, strategic planning, operations and marketing. Administrative rotations at the hospital will provide the resident with useful experiences in applying the principles learned through didactic training. The resident will also complete two major projects, one each year, to be presented at an annual resident conference or pharmacy meeting.

PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL/MBA Application Process

To apply for the PGY1/PGY2 HSPAL Residency, submit all items via PhORCAS:

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States at time of selection
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.1 or higher at the time of application
  • No GRE, GMAT required
  • No MBA application required at the time of residency application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A one-page letter of intent. (This should include why you would like to pursue a residency at Parkland and how both you and Parkland will benefit from the residency.)
  • Three letters of references utilizing the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) of recommendation form
  • Copy of official pharmacy school transcripts
Application Deadline: January 2

Applications will be evaluated by members of the Residency Program Director and preceptors. Candidates will be contacted via phone as needed. On-site interviews are held during February. All on-site candidates will prepare a 
20-minute presentation on a topic of their choice.

All application materials must be submitted by the application deadline. If you have questions, email the program director at

PGY1 Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Selective Choose 1 (Internal Medicine or Hospitalist Service)
  • Selective Choose 1 (Family Medicine, Cardiology, Psych, or other IM not chosen above)
  • Critical Care - MICU
  • Infectious Disease
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Inpatient Decentral Clinical Pharmacist Training
  • Leadership
  • Formulary Management/Medication Safety
  • Project
  • 3 Electives
  • Teaching certificate program

PGY2 Learning Experiences

  • Pharmacy Leadership
  • Inpatient Pharmacy Operations
  • Sterile IV/Hazardous Compounding Operations
  • Clinical Operations
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Operations
  • Revenue Cycle (340B, vendor drug programs, budgeting, procurement, billing, inventory management)
  • 9 Informatics
  • Interim Manager
  • Project
  • Elective (Option to extend required learning experiences or develop custom elective based on interest)
  • Apexus, 340B Prime Vendor Elective in Irving, TX (must be interviewed and selected)
  • Vizient Informatics & Supply Chain Leadership Elective in Irving, TX (must apply and be selected)

Program Contact

Carrie Berge, MS, PharmD
Department of Pharmacy Services
Parkland Health
5200 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75235