PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency
Spectrum Health Hospitals (Corewell Health West)
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership
Spectrum Health is an integrated health system comprised of 14 hospitals and numerous clinics in West Michigan. Our tertiary care medical center in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a level one trauma center and is comprised of three teaching hospitals- Butterworth Hospital, Blodgett Hospital, and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
The purpose of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Spectrum Health Hospitals is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete the PGY1 Residency Program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.
The purpose of the Spectrum Health PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Residency Program is to build upon PGY1 residency graduates’ competence in the delivery of the patient-centered care and in pharmacy operational services to prepare residents for high level managerial, supervisory, and leadership responsibilities. Spectrum Health offers a wide variety of settings for HSPAL pharmacy resident involvement, including academic, children’s and regional hospitals, infusion centers, managed care, and medical group practices. Areas of competence emphasized during the program include safe and effective medication-use systems, quality assurance and improvement, the management of human resources, the management of financial resources, use of technology, and leadership.
Qualified applicants are graduates of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). At minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program. Applicants must be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Michigan within 90 days of hire.
For PGY2 programs, the applicant must be participating in, or have completed, an ASHP-accredited hospital Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Pharmacy Residency as evidence of a PharmAcademic inquiry and/or proof of certificate of completion prior to enrollment.
All pharmacy residency applications will be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
About Spectrum Health Hospitals (Corewell Health West)
Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit, award winning, integrated health system based in West Michigan. Our organization includes a medical center, regional community hospitals, a dedicated children's hospital, a multispecialty medical group and a nationally recognized health plan, Priority Health. We invest in our people by supporting a dynamic, high-performing workplace. Our collaborative approach to patient care includes a commitment to provide an exceptional experience for patients and their families. Spectrum Health supports successful career growth in an innovative environment.