Pharmacy Administration/Master of Health Administration Program Structure

UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, University of Washington Medical Center, Valley Medical Center and Northwest Hospital. Over the course of the residency, the resident has the opportunity to complete rotations at all 5 comprehensive healthcare facilities.

The resident will take a total of twenty-six months of rotations and will gain experience from these rotations through working with nationally recognized pharmacy practitioners and administrators in various areas of advanced pharmacy practice and leadership. Concurrent with rotations, the resident will be enrolled in the Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program through the University of Washington School of Public Health. Additionally, the resident will have longitudinal responsibilities in drug distribution.

PGY1 Rotations

The resident will spend the first 12 months developing a firm clinical foundation by completing clinical rotations in a variety of settings.  The resident will begin to gain exposure to pharmacy operations and Department of Pharmacy Services administration through completion of projects and involvement with pharmacy leaders.  Upon completion, the resident may earn a PGY1 certificate.  

The resident's first rotation will be orientation and training in the drug distribution service components of the Department of Pharmacy Services. The December rotation is designated for the project and other rotations are selected by the resident from the available PGY1 rotations.

PGY2 Rotations

The remaining 14 months focuses on developing leadership and management competencies within health-system pharmacy administration.   Rotations may be tailored to the resident’s career interests and goals and include:

Inpatient Pharmacy Operations UW Medicine Pharmacy Purchasing/Contracting
UW School of Pharmacy Pharmacy Clinical Supervision
UW Medicine Information Technology UW Medicine Executive Leadership
UW Medicine Outpatient/Ambulatory Pharmacy Operations UW Medicine Medication Safety
UW Medicine Department of Pharmacy Leadership UW Medicine Finance/ Revenue Cycle (longitudinal)








Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program

Taught through the University of Washington School of Public Health and one of the top MHA programs in the country (US News and World Report), the resident will learn to create, transform, and manage significant elements of health care delivery.

The program is comprised primarily of mid-career health services professionals, including clinical practitioners, experienced managers, and administrative staff and heavily focuses on leadership development.  Students gain expertise in important conceptual and human skills such as analytic, strategic, and innovative thinking; change leadership communication; and collaborative (team-building) skills.

The Executive MHA program is a 2 year program starting in September of the PGY1 year and ending in August of the PGY2 year.   Classes meet Thursday – Saturday (8am - 6pm) once a month and there is a weekly teleconference.

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