Pharmacy Administration/MHA Goals, Requirements, Benefits

General Residency Goals

  • Develop effective pharmaceutical care skills that are actively used to improve patient health
  • Demonstrate leadership by developing working relationships with healthcare providers and other professionals on multidisciplinary teams and committees
  • Demonstrate the ability to guide others through the use of fluid communication, mentorship, action, and transformational leadership
  • Bridge knowledge and information gained from the Executive MHA program with day-to-day challenges
  • Integrate knowledge of health-systems pharmacy and the evolving healthcare landscape to set future direction and vision

General Residency Requirements

  • PGY1 year: Complete twelve one-month rotations: 1 training, 3 acute care, 2 ambulatory care, 1 project, and 5 electives.
  • PGY2 year: Complete rotations of varying lengths to assure leadership competence in a variety of pharmacy settings including: inpatient and ambulatory operations management, purchasing and contracting, informatics, revenue cycle management, medication safety, and executive and department leadership.
  • Complete the University of Washington Executive Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program
  • Complete a clinical service or research project designed to improve the clinical pharmacy services of the department or achieve a specific research objective each year.
  • Present the results of the clinical service or research project each year at the Western States Conference for Pharmacy Residents and Preceptors.
  • Complete a Medication Use Evaluation (MUE). Prepare and present drug monographs for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
  • Participate in teaching activities at the medical center and the school of pharmacy.
  • Participate in residents' meetings.
  • All residents have an integrated service commitment designed to assure that the residents can function as pharmacy generalists. To achieve this objective, PGY1 residents are scheduled to work 32 hours per month in a distributive role. This is generally every other weekend, but is adjusted to accommodate the EMHA classroom schedule. As a PGY2 the residents are scheduled to work 24 hours per month in a distributive role. In addition as a PGY2, residents take on a supervisory role in the pharmacy intern program at their site of staffing.
  • Candidates that match with the UW Medicine Health System Administration residency will be accepted into the MHA program. Applicants should not apply separately to the graduate school for the MHA program.

Qualifications of Residency Applicants

The applicant must possess a Pharmacy Degree from an ACPE-accredited College or School of Pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure as a pharmacist in the State of Washington. To be eligible to apply for a residency at the University of Washington, the applicant must also be registered with the ASHP Resident Matching Program. Selected applicants will be required to visit the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers for an on-site interview. Appointment to the residency program is contingent upon eligibility for employment according to the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires employers to certify eligibility of employees to work in the United States.

Resident Stipend

Approximately $58,000 as PGY1, $60,400 as PGY2


Fifteen vacation days. Residents will have five paid holidays that they will not be scheduled to work. Recognized holidays include: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, President's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Project Days

PGY1 year: 20 working days total which includes the month of December as a project month

PGY2 year: 10 working days total


Excellent benefits provided, including medical and dental.

Period of Appointment

26 months commencing August 18th, 2019

Application deadline: December 31, 2017