PGY1/2 Health Systems Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

We are excited to be recruiting for our first PGY1/2 HSPAL resident for the 2023-2025 residency years!

Hartford HealthCare is a fully integrated healthcare system in Connecticut, offering the full continuum of care with seven acute-care hospitals, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a physician group and clinical integration organization, skilled-nursing and home health services, and a comprehensive range of services for seniors. The 2-year HSPAL residency program is based at Hartford Hospital.

The pharmacy structure within Hartford Healthcare includes both system and local components.

  • During the first year, the pharmacy resident will complete a general pharmacy PGY1 at Hartford Hospital, with some additional focus in administration and leadership activities. Learn more about the Hartford Hospital Pharmacy Department.

  • During the second year, the PGY2 pharmacy resident will work closely with the System Support Office (SSO) pharmacy team, which includes the Vice Presidency of Pharmacy Services, Clinical, Operations, Sterile Products and Quality/Regulatory Program Managers, and Medication Safety Officer, among others. All of the SSO pharmacy members work closely with local pharmacy directors and management teams. The PGY2 pharmacy resident will gain management and leadership experience on both the system and local levels, participating in initiatives, experiences, and projects across Hartford HealthCare.

Residency Program Purpose

PGY1: PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

PGY2: PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

Core learning experiences

The following core learning experiences are required:

PGY1 Year

Orientation/Central Pharmacy Training (6 weeks)

Internal Medicine

Infectious Diseases

Critical Care (Medical, Cardiac, Neuro, Surgical, or Cardiothoracic ICU)



Medication Safety

PGY2 Year

Orientation (2-4 weeks)

Pharmacy Operations Management

Pharmacy Clinical Management

Inpatient Supervisory Experience (6 weeks)


Pharmacy Administration

Pharmacy Quality and Regulatory

Medication Safety (longitudinal)

All core learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.
Research (longitudinal)
Teaching and Learning / Professional Development (longitudinal)
Staffing (longitudinal)
MUE (longitudinal)
CE Presentation (longitudinal)

Elective learning experiences

Residents will complete 4 elective learning experiences during each residency year. Depending on the resident’s interest and preceptor availability, elective learning experiences can be chosen from these areas:

PGY1 Year

Anticoagulation (Inpatient/Outpatient)


Ambulatory Care

Emergency Medicine

Specialty/Retail Pharmacy


Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Solid Organ Transplant

Center for Anti-infective Research and Development

2nd experience in any previously completed learning experience

PGY2 Year

Ambulatory Care Management

Retail/Specialty Pharmacy Management Informatics

340B Program Management

Investigational Drug Services

Oncology Management

Sterile Products Management

New Service Development

2nd experience in any previously completed learning experience


  • Stipend ~$51,000
  • Eligible for health insurance
  • 15 days paid time off each year
  • Free parking
  • Participation in ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders, and other meetings as applicable
  • The resident will have the option and partial support to complete an MBA at a local university

Application Information

Deadline: Monday, March 27th, 2023
Applications should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)

Complete applications will include:

  • A formal letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation (preferably 1 employer, 1 preceptor/faculty, and 1 other)
  • Official transcripts
  • The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview

Contact Information

Colleen Teevan, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
HHC Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager
PGY 1/2 HSPAL Residency Program Director
560 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106

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