Health System and Practice Administration

The pharmacy administration residency is a 12-month experiential program in health-system pharmacy administration and leadership.

This American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accredited residency is designed to provide the resident with a solid foundation and experience in the administration of exemplary pharmacy services within a major academic medical center.

Because this residency program is accredited by ASHP, the resident will complete the following ASHP-established outcomes:

  • Design, implement, and manage a safe and effective medication-use system.
  • Apply contemporary quality methodology to the management of pharmacy services.
  • Lead and manage the health system pharmacy’s human resources.
  • Manage the health system pharmacy financial performance within the context of the broader health system.
  • Leverage technology and automated systems to optimize the medication-use system.
  • Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and business acumen essential to operate effectively within the health system and advance the profession and practice of pharmacy.

Additionally, our program adheres to the "Goals and Objectives for a Post-Graduate Year Two Program in Health System and Practice Administration" set forth by ASHP. These goals and objectives can be found in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Regulations and Standards.

Program Objectives:

  • Train and prepare pharmacists to immediately assume a wide variety of management and leadership positions
  • Prepare to handle the financial, human resources, and political aspects of pharmacy
  • Participate in and/or guide teaching and research activities
  • Develop a safe and efficient medication use process, including the appropriate use of technology
  • Establish a foundation to facilitate career growth in health care

Learning Experience:

Residents will receive the following core and longitudinal learning experiences:

Residency Experience:

Leadership/Management Core
Clinical Management Core
Operations Management Core
Research Core
Ambulatory Care Core
Scheduling, Orientation, and Staff Development Core
C-Suite Leadership Core
Business Management Core
Safety and Compliance Longitudinal
Formulary Management Longitudinal
Technology Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal

Application Process:

Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland.

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts

International students and permanent residents should contact umresfelprogram@rx.umaryland.edu before applying.

The application deadline is January 1.

Residency Program Director:

Carla Williams, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services
29 South Greene Street, Suite 400
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 328-6603
Fax: (410) 328-8984
Email: cpeterman@umm.edu