PGY1 / PGY2 / MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency

Message From The Director:

Kevin HansenWelcome and thank you for your interest in Cone Health's PGY1 / PGY2 / MS Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency. The goal of our program is to provide residents with broad clinical, administrative, and system level leadership opportunities to prepare candidates for leadership careers in clinical and operational management positions in a health-system, and advanced leadership positions throughout healthcare. Cone Health provides unique experiences across its integrated delivery network that expose residents to a broad range of practice sites, leadership roles, and experiential opportunities both in pharmacy and across the entire healthcare spectrum.

Kevin Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP
Residency Program Director
Assistant Director of Pharmacy

Rotations and Program Outline - PGY1

PGY1 Year

Residents will be part of the Moses Cone PGY1 cohort and follow the outline for the Moses Cone Hospital PGY1 acute care track. Residents will be required to complete the following rotation activities:

Required Rotations (6):

  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Emergency Medicine

Elective Rotations (3 - at least 1 clinical):

Accountable Care Organization (ACO), Behavioral Health, Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic, Community Health and Wellness Clinic, Endocrinology, Family Medicine Clinic, Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinic, HIV Clinic, Internal Medicine/Precepting, Internal Medicine Clinic, Medication Safety, Nephrology, Neuro Critical Care, Nutrition Support, OB-GYN, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy Administration

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Practice Related Investigations
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Ambulatory Cardiology Clinic
  • Medication Safety/Use Process
  • Teaching and Precepting
  • Therapeutics Course Instructor

Rotations and Program Outline - PGY2

PGY2 Year

Residents in their PGY2 year will focus on core rotation experiences around clinical and operational management, finance, human resources, and leadership development.

Rotation experiences available include the following:

-Chief Pharmacy Officer and Hospital Leadership
-Clinical Management
-Director of Pharmacy
-Financial Management
-Health-System Leadership
-Operational Management
-Pharmacy Benefit Management/Accountable Care Organization
-Pharmacy Informatics
-Specialty and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

Additional longitudinal experiences include completion of master's classes and master's thesis project, management of a Cone Health pharmacy service line, leadership development, and incorporation into the Cone Health leadership team.


Application Deadline January 1st, 2022

In order to apply, applicants must fill out both a residency-specific application through PhORCAS and an application through the UNC Graduate School for the Master's degree portion of the program.

PhORCAS Application

Applicants should register and apply through ASHP's PhORCAS.

Applicants should make sure to register for the Moses Cone PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy and Leadership Administration NMS code. The Cone Health HSPAL ASHP listing can be found here.

UNC Graduate School Application


1) Access the UNC Graduate School Application, which can be found here.

2) Complete the application and enter the following information when prompted:

a. Level of Study: Graduate; New Degree Seeking Applicant
b. Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
c. Degree: Master of Science
d. Area of Interest of Specialization: Practice Advancement and Clinical Education
e. Select term of Entry - Fall 2020

3) Upload unofficial transcripts, statement of purpose, and CV

4) Pay non-refundable $95 application fee

5) Provide three letters of recommendation

Supplemental Application

Please complete the supplemental application form and submit with PhORCAS.

MS Degree

Master's Education

We are proud to have partnered with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy to provide our Health-System Pharmacy Administration residents with a world class didactic education to complement their on site residency training. Administration residents at Cone Health will be part of the UNC master's cohort which includes administration residents from across the state including UNC Medical Center, Duke University Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Mission Hospital. Residents will be able to remotely attend and participate in class on site from Cone Health.

About UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is located on the University of North Carolina's campus in Chapel Hill, NC. UNC is world renowned for its efforts in research, pharmaceutics, and international engagement. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy was recently ranked #1 in the country among pharmacy schools by the 2016 US News and World Report. The school of pharmacy also received a $100 million donation for creation of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation to allow for students, faculty, and staff to continue to contribute to the scientific community. Cone Health is also a proud partner with UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a site for APPE students, and immersion students.


The master's degree curriculum will be completed longitudinally over the two year residency. The master's degree will culminate with a thesis substitute, which consists of a supervised project in health-system pharmacy administration that has direct implications to the health-system.

More information about the master's component is included on the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy's website.


  • DeAnne Brooks, PharmD
  • Rebekah Matthews, PharmD
  • Molly Schneider, PharmD, MHA
  • Patrick Cline, PharmD, MHA
  • Jackie Roh, RPh, BCPS
  • Kevin Hansen, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP
  • Mike Hayes, PharmD, MBA
  • Nick Gazda, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CSP
  • Mindy Holcombe, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Andre Harvin, PharmD, MS, BCPS
  • Randy Absher, PharmD, BCPS


  • Nick Gazda, PharmD, MS, BCPS, CSP
  • Kenny Kang, PharmD, MS, BCPS
  • Brooke Baggett, PharmD, MS, BCPS
  • Amy Thompson, PharmD, MS, BCPS
  • Joshua Tessin, PharmD, MS, BCPS

Current Residents

Current Residents:

Mimi Pham, PharmD, MBA

PGY2 HSPAL Resident; MS Candidate 2022

Yujing Steenwyk, PharmD, BCPS

PGY2 HSPAL Resident; MS Candidate 2022

Austin Price, PharmD, MBA

PGY1 HSPAL Resident; MS Candidate 2023

Samantha Gruber, PharmD

PGY1 HSPAL Resident; MS Candidate 2023

Residency Recruitment Information