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.

As part of its accreditation by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), this program is committed to the following general purpose:

Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and Postgraduate Year 1 (PGY1) pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

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

  • Participate in the development and coordination of medication use policy improvement initiatives.
  • Understand and evaluate the medication distribution process.
  • Participate in assuring pharmacy compliance with internal and external compliance requirements.  Including legal, regulatory, safety, and accreditation requirements.
  • Participate in coordination of a safety oversight program. 
  • Develop strategies to ensure access to medication and implement cost reduction strategies.
  • Participate in the departmental performance management system.
  • Demonstrate the personal leadership qualities and commitments necessary to advance the profession of pharmacy.
  • Lead a designated area or program within pharmacy services. 

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

Qualifications: The resident must be a graduate of an accredited college of pharmacy with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (requirement waived if completed a pass/fail curriculum). The Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree and Maryland Pharmacy licensure are required. Residents must complete a PGY1 residency prior to starting.

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