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About the Program

UK launched a combined PGY1/PGY2 residency in Health-System Pharmacy Administration Leadership (HSPAL) in July 2013. Full accreditation was issued by ASHP in the fall of 2016, and this has been maintained since. This program encompasses a two-year experience that combines the well-rounded clinical experience of UK's PGY1 Pharmacy residency program with the rotational and longitudinal management and leadership experiences during the second year.  Residents in the program also pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the UK Gatton School of Business and Economics.

PGY1 Portion

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification.

Master of Business Administration Component

This program includes the completion of a Master’s degree from the UK Gatton School of Business in Business Administration. For graduates starting the PGY1 component, who have already received their MBA, MPH or MHA, a Master’s degree is not required. The program will allow for degree completion over the timeline of 24 months (during both PGY1 and PGY2).

Click here for more information on the MBA.

PGY2 Portion

The second year of the program focuses on developing leadership and management skills in various Health-System Pharmacy Administration areas. Residents will participate on interdisciplinary committees, develop and implement projects, and lead process improvement initiatives. This program will foster an environment of safe and effective medication use practices from a leadership perspective. A research project will focus on development and implementation of a of a process or technology in the Health-System Pharmacy space. The Resident will conduct an ACPE accredited presentation at the UK College of Pharmacy Grand Rounds, and work closely with the pharmacy leadership team to manage a functional area within the department as a longitudinal management and human resources experience. Rotation selection and sequencing will be determined on resident interest and preceptor availability. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the PGY2 portion.

Residency Program Director

Ryan W. Naseman, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP Sr. Director, Acute Care Pharmacy Services

Location Detail
800 Rose Street, Room H110 Lexington, KY 40536-0293

Quick Facts

Application Deadline: January 1

Starting Date: June 15

Number of Positions: 1

Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy and licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in the state of Kentucky

PGY1 Residency Program Director

Aaron Cook, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS Department of Pharmacy Services


PGY1 Learning Experiences


See PGY1 rotation information (here)

Additional Electives

  • PGY1 Finance
  • Inpatient operations

PGY2 Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Management/Outpatient Pharmacy Operations
  • Information Technology

  •  Supply Chain Management

  • Inpatient Pharmacy Operations

  • Clinical Practice Management

  • Finance

  • Medication Use Safety/Accreditation

  • Specialty Pharmacy Management

  • Infusion Operations

Elective Rotations

  • 340B Compliance
  • Apexus 340B Compliance Management (Dallas, TX)

  • Medication Use Safety Technology

  • Oncology Pharmacy Leadership

  • Executive Leadership

Required Longitudinal Experiences

  • Human Resources
  • Research Project

  • Staffing/On-Call (47 staffing shifts)

  • Capstone

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.