Our Health Plan: With over 30 years in healthcare, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering an extensive portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, Medicare, and Medicaid plans, with fully funded and self-funded options. Many pharmacy operations are done in-house to include prior authorization review as well as development and maintenance of a custom formulary designed to best serve our population. Serving more than 1.2 million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians and specialists in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency, and product innovation.
The purpose of the Priority Health Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy education and experiences to develop exceptional managed care pharmacist clinicians and future leaders. The program will provide comprehensive training to develop a diverse patient care experience, evidence-based clinical decision making, project management, and leadership skills. Residents who successfully complete the program will be prepared for clinical, business, operations, and leadership roles within managed care pharmacy practice.
Christie Van Dyke, PharmD, BCPS Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Christie.VanDyke@priorityhealth.com
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) prior to residency start date. At minimum, the program must be a five-year pharmacy degree program.
All residents must obtain licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of residence within 90 days of hire. Failure to comply will result in dismissal from the program.
All pharmacy residency applications will be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
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.