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Combined MS/PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

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
  • Nephrology

Elective Rotations (3 - at least 1 clinical):

Accountable Care Organization, Behaviorial Health, Community Health and Wellness Clinic, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Family Medicine Clinic, Inpatient Family Medicine, Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinic, HIV Clinic, Internal Medicine/Precepting, Internal Medicine Clinic, Medication Safety, Neonatology, Nutrition Support, OB-GYN, Oncology, Peds/PICU, Pharmacy Administration, Stroke Team, Trauma Team

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 2, 2019!

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

In addition to applying through PhORCAS, prospective Cone Health residents must apply to be a Cone Health employee.

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 Administration NMS code. The Cone Health HSPA/MS 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 2018

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

4) Pay non-refundable $85 application fee

5) Provide three letters of recommendation

Supplemental Application

Please complete the supplementary application 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.



Current Residents

Current Residents:

Kenny Kang, PharmD

PGY2 Pharmacy Administration Resident; MS Candidate 2019

Brooke Baggett, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Administration Resident: MS Candidate 2020

Other Resources

Supplemental Application

Please complete and submit with your PhORCAS application.

Sample Two-Year Residency Calendar

Preview how a typical administration residents calendar will look

2018 Cone Health Benefits

Cone Health provides its pharmacy residents with a comprehensive benefits package.

MS Degree Curriculum and Application

MS Degree Outcomes and Core Competencies

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Cone Health's MS/PGY1/PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration 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.

Program Goals and Competencies

This two-year residency experience will be complemented with a longitudinal master's degree in health-system pharmacy administration. The combination of these experiences will help prepare residents to provide exceptional innovative leadership to the advancement of the practice of pharmacy and healthcare as a whole.

Through the pharmacy administration program at Cone Health, we hope that residents will gain competencies in the following areas:

  • Develop a strong clinical foundation and preparation for board certifications including BCPS, CPP, etc.
  • Understand the skills and experiences necessary to be effective clinical and operational managers in a progressive department of pharmacy
  • Be able to work with and contribute to health-system wide leadership both within and outside departments of pharmacy
  • Contribute to and lead as an effective team member in healthcare
  • Confidence to practice and prepare for the future of pharmacy and develop a sense in innovations for practice
  • Be proficient in pharmaceutical and health-system finance
  • Develop leadership and teaching skills necessary to mentor employees and students
  • Self develop interpersonal skills to excel as a health-system leader
  • Positively contribute to your organization and community
  • Be able to navigate departmental human resources

Robert P. Granko, PharmD, MBA

  • Residency Program Director
  • Combined MS/PGY1/PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration
  • Director of Pharmacy
  • Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

Bob Granko