In This Section      
Print This Page

Pharmacy Residency Program: Health-System Pharmacy Administration/ M.B.A.


Program Type: ASHP accredited two-year residency (PGY1 and PGY2)
ASHP Match Number: 130018

Purpose: This specialty residency training program in pharmacy administration and leadership is defined as an organized, directed postgraduate program of practical experience in pharmacy practice leadership. The residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice leadership.

Program Overview: The two-year residency is combined with a Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A) with an emphasis in Health Care Management (54 credit hours) or a Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Care Management (36 credits hours) from The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business. The primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume leadership positions in hospitals and integrated health care systems. Graduates of the program will have competencies in assessing and resolving the health needs of the public as it relates to the safe and effective use of medication and will be expected to assume a leadership role in pharmacy practice. Participants will gain the business tools and knowledge to understand and analyze the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems, plus the resource management skills and savvy to anticipate and respond to those changes.

The Health-System Pharmacy Administration program is designed to offer a strong foundation for residents including robust PGY1 clinical experiences, as well as diverse operational, clinical, and financial management rotations throughout the health system of Johns Hopkins Medicine including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, and Howard County Medical Center.

Training Experience:

  • Broad-based academic training in quality improvement, healthcare operations, medical economics, finance, accounting, negotiation, marketing, strategic planning, and management theory within complex medical-delivery systems
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving and decision making skills
  • Organization of integrated health care systems with the pharmacist as an essential component of the health care team
  • Leadership and administrative skills necessary to manage pharmaceutical care and the needs of patients
  • Public health and quality patient care by fostering the optimal and responsible use of drugs
  • Programs and services that emphasize the health needs of the public with respect to the prevention and treatment of disease
  • Knowledge and expertise in managing cost-effective drug utilization through the application of pharmacoeconomic principles
  • Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
  • Knowledge to identify, analyze, and evaluate health care trends and in the development of public policy
  • Role of pharmacy in conducting and supporting drug research
  • Integration of technology with pharmacy practice in order to provide clinically focused, safe, and efficient patient care
  • Human resource management and employee engagement skills through hands-on experience

Academic Experience: The distinctive M.B.A. or M.S. programs are specifically designed for medical professionals who seek the business knowledge necessary to help them understand, analyze, and guide complex medical-delivery systems. Students in the program include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, other clinicians, senior health care administrators, and medical practice managers. Residents have the opportunity to practically apply the skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom setting directly to pharmacy practice through rotation experiences and resident projects.

  • Residency Rotations:
    • Ambulatory and Transitions of Care (Swarthout)
    • Antimicrobial Stewardship [Avdic]
    • Asset Management / Budgeting [Ashby/Lind]
    • Central Pharmacy Operations / Personnel Management [Rodriguez]
    • Clinical Decentralized Pharmacy Operations [Nesbit]
    • Decentralized Pharmacy Operations I: [Lewin, Brown, Swarthout, Almuete, Veltri)
    • Decentralized Pharmacy Operations II: [Lewin, Brown, Swarthout, Almuete, Veltri]
    • Departmental Operations Management: Medication Use Systems [Gill]
    • Education/Training and Personnel Development [Walker]
    • Home Care / Home Infusion Services [Gavgani]
    • Hospital Administration/Leadership [Dickson]
    • Investigational Drug Service Management [Mighty]
    • Leadership and System Integration [Ashby/Proctor]
    • Medication Quality and Outcomes [Shermock]
    • Medication Safety [Medication Safety Officer]
    • Outpatient Pharmacy Administration [Thompson]
    • Pharmacy Operations/Personnel Mgt - JHBMC or JCGH [Vazquez, John]
    • Quality Improvement / Regulatory Affairs [Smith]
    • Staffing and Human Resources Management [Lewin, Brown, Almuete, Veltri]
    • Strategic Planning [Nesbit/Ashby]
    • Supply Chain Management [Geize]

Benefits: Click Here

Full funding/support for the M.B.A. or M.S. in Health Care Management in partnership with The Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

Staffing: Click Here

On-Call: Click Here

Application Information:

  • Link to the application information: Click Here
  • Please read below for additional instructions for application to the HSPA/MBA program:

Special Requirements for Application: Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Eligibility for licensure in Maryland. Application material should include a curriculum vitae documenting: (a) education, (b) work experience, (c) rotations, (d) community service, (e) association involvement, (f) leadership, (g) awards/honors, (h) presentations and publications, (i) letter of intent, (j) three references and your (k) College of Pharmacy transcript. Participation in the ASHP Matching program as a PGY-1 candidate. Participation in Personnel Placement Service at the Midyear Clinical Meeting is strongly recommended. Application to the MBA program is completed after the match. GMAT or GRE is not necessary.  Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Additional M.B.A. or M.S. program information can be found at the Johns Hopkins University: Carey Business School.

Program Director

Daniel Ashby

Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP

Title: Chief Pharmacy Officer, Johns Hopkins Health System
Clinical Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame University School of Pharmacy
Education: B.S. Pharmacy, Wayne State University; M.S. Hospital Pharmacy Administration, Wayne State University.

Daniel M. Ashby is the Chief Pharmacy Officer for the Johns Hopkins Health System. Mr. Ashby serves as the Residency Program Director PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration/MBA program and Chair of the Residency Preceptor Committee.

Mr. Ashby received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and his Master of Science in Hospital Pharmacy Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.

Mr. Ashby began his career at Grace Hospital in Detroit as a clinical pharmacist assigned to Critical Care. He became the Director of Pharmacy at Harper Hospital in 1981. From 1991 to 1999, Mr. Ashby served as Director of Pharmacy at Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Ashby has served as a faculty member at Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Mississippi Colleges of Pharmacy.

Mr. Ashby has published numerous articles and made over 170 presentations on a variety of topics. Mr. Ashby is most proud that he has served as a preceptor for more than 175 pharmacy residents. Recognition of his efforts includes:

  • Fellowship in the American Society of HealthSystem Pharmacists
  • Michigan Pharmacist of the Year
  • Wayne State University Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists Board of Directors Award
  • President’s Award from the Association of Black Health-System Pharmacists
  • ASHP Distinguished Leadership Award in Health-System Pharmacy Practice
  • Harvey A.K. Whitney Award

Mr. Ashby has held numerous offices in professional organizations and is a Past President and Chairman of the Board for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.


Daniel M. Ashby, M.S., FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
The Johns Hopkins Health System
Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street / Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: 410/955.6249 (Direct)
Phone: 410/955.6874 (Administrative Assistant)
Pager: 410/283.6015
Email: dashby