Managed Care Pharmacy Residency
Group Health Cooperative offers a postgraduate year one (PGY1) residency in managed care pharmacy, accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (ASHP/AMCP). The training sites include pharmacy administration, primary care, and specialty care.
To develop clinically adept, managed care pharmacists with strong leadership qualities who can manage projects, communicate effectively, and critically analyze data.
About the Residency
Through a series of core, required learning experiences, the residency offers experience in population-based care such as formulary management, pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), and contracted network relations, medication use management strategies, medication therapy management (MTM), prior authorization, pharmacy benefit design, and medication safety.
Residents also have the opportunity to develop and implement clinical practice guidelines, ensure quality and safety of medication use, and create patient-specific pharmaceutical care plans.
Statement of Purpose
Upon completion of the residency, residents will be prepared for specific positions such as clinical program manager, formulary pharmacist, utilization management pharmacist, MTM pharmacist, pharmacy benefit pharmacist, and clinical review pharmacist.
Requirements for Successful Completion
We require residents to complete an official residency project, which may be in the form of original research, a problem-solving exercise, or development or enhancement of some aspect of our pharmacy services. We expect residents to make formal presentations of their projects.
Presentation opportunities include:
In addition to an estimated stipend of $54,800, benefits include:
About Group Health
Group Health Cooperative, based in Seattle, Wash., is a nonprofit, integrated, managed care system that offers health plans and a delivery system. Our health plans provide medical and pharmacy benefits to more than 650,000 residents in Washington state and North Idaho. Group Health is changing the way health care is delivered by successfully implementing the medical home model in each of our 24 primary care facilities.
Number of positions: 2
Starting date: July 1, 2013
Enrollment in ASHP Matching Program required: Yes
On-site interview required: Yes