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PGY1/PGY2 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program

Residents completing the PGY1/PGY2 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency Program will complete the ASHP requirements for the PGY1 Community-based Residency and the PGY2 Community-based Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency. The resident will have the opportunity to complete residency standards for each program during the two years. Residents typically complete most requirements for the PGY1 Community-based Residency Program during their first year. See the PGY1 Community-based residency page for more specific information on the requirements and opportunities.

Purpose: 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 by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. 

Description: Graduates of the program will have competencies in assessing and resolving patient and organizational needs related to specialized medication therapies administered in the community, complex medication distribution models, and evolving payment models in the outpatient setting.  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 Community Pharmacy Administrative and Leadership Residency Program is designed to offer a strong foundation for residents including robust PGY1 community pharmacy clinical experiences within the fully integrated health system of Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as diverse operational, clinical, and financial management rotations in the home based, community, ambulatory, and acute care settings. 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 Carey Business School.

Number of Positions: 1

Residency Program Director
Meghan Swarthout, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Director, Clinical Services
Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Pharmacy Services
5901 Holabird Avenue, Suite A-2
Baltimore, MD 21224

PGY2 Rotations

Required One-Month Rotations:

  • Community Clinical Services Leadership
  • Community Pharmacy Operations I and II
  • Executive Leadership
  • Infusion Services Leadership
  • Payer Contracting and Strategic Alignment
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Specialty Pharmacy Business Development and Leadership

Required Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Advanced Pharmacy Practice
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Asset Management and Budgeting
  • Human Resource Management
  • Residency Project

Example Elective Rotations (Not all encompassing, rotations can be customized based on the resident’s interest):

  • Advanced Medication Safety (Transitions of Care and Acute Care)
  • Advanced Solid Organ Transplant
  • Association Management (Previously completed at ASHP or APhA)
  • Education and Project Management
  • Operations and Innovation Leadership
  • Pain Management (Longitudinal)
  • Transitions of Care Clinical Leadership

Example Rotation Schedule:

PGY1 Year Schedule:

Concentrated Rotations (9 weeks each)Rotation (12 Weeks)
Rotation 1GeriatricsInternal Medicine
Rotation 2Solid Organ Transplant
Rotation 3Transitions of Care
Rotation 4Cystic Fibrosis
Rotation 5Concentrated Leadership
Longitudinal Rotations (occur throughout the entire year)
Community Engagement and Education
Longitudinal Leadership
Medication Safety
Medication Therapy Management
Pharmacy Practice
Resident Project

PGY2 Year Schedule:

Concentrated Rotations (one month)
Rotation 1Community Pharmacy Operations I
Rotation 2Community Pharmacy Operations II
Rotation 3Infusion Services Leadership
Rotation 4Fertility Specialty Pharmacy Services
Rotation 5Community Clinical Services Leadership
Rotation 6Contracting and Strategic Alignment
Rotation 7Oncology Specialty Leadership
Rotation 8Advanced Specialty Leadership
Rotation 9Executive Leadership
Rotation 10Formulary Management
Rotation 11Transitions of Care Leadership
Rotation 12Supply Chain Management
Longitudinal Rotations (occur throughout the entire year)
Advanced Pharmacy Practice
Advanced Longitudinal Leadership
Asset Management and Budgeting
Human Resource Management
Resident Project

Resident Project

  • Residents will complete 2 one year projects or 1 two year project based on resident preference and projects available.
  • Example projects can be found in the Past Resident section.

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School- Tuition

  • The tuition for the MBA or MS degree with the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is supported by the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group.
  • Candidates applying to the residency program do not need to complete a separate application for the Carey Business School as part of the residency application process. This is completed after matching with the program.
  • Classes may be conducted in-person or virtually. Classes typically take place from 6-9 pm in the evening.

Example Business School Schedule:

Fall 1 (PGY1 Year)
Accounting and Financial Reporting
Business Communication
Statistical Analysis
Fall 2 (PGY1 Year)
Business Analytics
Business Law
Corporate Finance
Spring 1 (PGY1 Year)
Economics for Decision Making
Information Systems
Information Systems Marketing Management
Spring 2 (PGY1 Year)
Leadership in Organizations
The Firm and the Macroeconomy
Summer (PGY1-PGY2 Year)
Business Leadership and Human Values
Crisis Management
Fall 1 (PGY2 Year)
Health Care Law and Regulation
Operations Management
Providers and Payers
Fall 2 (PGY2 Year)
Entrepreneurial Ventures
Frameworks for Analyzing Health Care Markets
The US Health Care System: Past, Present, Future
Spring 1 (PGY2 Year)
Health Care Financing and Financial Management
Managing Complex Projects
The Wire: Business Solutions for Community Health Improvement
Spring 2 (PGY2 Year)
Effective Teaming
Pharmaceutical Strategy
Power and Politics

Collaboration with the Acute Care Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency

  • There are two administration and leadership residency programs within the Johns Hopkins Health System, an acute care and a community focused residency program. Both programs collaborate closely and have many shared learning opportunities.
    • Acute Care Residency Positions: 2
    • Community Residency Positions: 1
  • Residents in both programs complete the MBA or MS through the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
  • Residents in both programs complete the MBA or MS through the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.
  • All Johns Hopkins pharmacy administration and leadership residents have the opportunity to complete rotations in all sites of care within the health-system. The ratio of time spent in each site of care will vary between programs (for example: the Community Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Resident will have some rotation in the acute care setting but will spend the majority of their time in the community, specialty, and ambulatory setting).
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