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Postgraduate Year Two - Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)

Mission and Purpose Statements of PGY-2 HSPAL Program

Mission Statement:

The residency program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences that supports the resident's clinical, academic and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting competence, confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Purpose Statement:

The Lee Health PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and 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 and leaders by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care and leadership that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency will possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions. Residents completing the PGY2 HSPAL Program will possess tools experiences and competencies that qualify them for positions in pharmacy management, administration, and leadership.

Core Clinical Rotations

Required core rotations are two to eight weeks (many overlapping in a non-traditional structure) and include the following:

  • Orientation/Leadership
  • Acute Care Operations I
  • Administrative Leadership I
  • Automated Systems
  • Business Development/Advanced Pharmacy Leadership
  • Clinical Applications Management (Drug Policy Development)
  • Community and Continuity of Care
  • Education/Training/Competency/Continuous Professional Development
  • Financial Management/Advanced Pharmacy Leadership
  • Human Resource Management
  • Managed Care
  • Medication Use Evaluation/Medication Safety and Quality
  • Medication Use Policy/Regulatory/Accreditation
  • Pharmacy Informatics

Elective Rotations

Elective are relatively limited due to the structure of the program and last about four weeks and include the following:

  • Acute Care Operations II (Elective)
  • Administrative Leadership II (Elective)
  • Administrative Leadership III (Elective)
  • Clinical Applications Management (Oncology/Specialty Pharmacy)
  • Select Clinical Rotations (Elective)
  • Supply Chain Management/Business Partnership (Elective)
  • Longitudinal Responsibilities
  • Major Longitudinal Project
  • Other Management/Leadership Projects
  • Medication Safety and Quality
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience

Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service) Experience

The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experiences will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident's quarterly evaluation. Residents are required to staff one weekend every four weeks starting in August through June.


Duration/Type: 12-month residency

Number of Positions: 1

Application Deadline: Jan. 1

Starting Date: First week of July

Estimated Stipend: $45,000

Interview Required: Yes

Training Site Type: Hospitals/Health System

Owner Affiliate: Public

Model Type(s): Community, Acute Care

Tax Status: Non-Profit

Professional Staff: 150

Non-Professional Staff: 135

Number of Acute Care Hospitals: 5

Total Beds: 1,423

Average Daily Census: 1,050

Salary and Benefits

  • Medical insurance (Health, Dental, Vision)
  • 7.39 hours PTO accrued per pay period
  • Discounted meals
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education

PGY-2 HSPAL Residency Program Director:

John A. Armitstead, MS, RPh, FASHP

System Director of Pharmacy
Lee Health
Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida