PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency

Our 12-month program further develops pharmacist skills and knowledge for leadership responsibilities within large health systems.

The Baylor Scott & White Health PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Our PGY2 program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 residency programs to contribute to the development of pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. Our program provides 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 that improves medication therapy.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy administration should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

We accept one resident each year. Start date is July 1.


Our program aims to further develop pharmacist skills and knowledge for leadership responsibilities within large health systems.

The program is structured into block experiences that are two to four months in duration, tailored to each individual resident's needs:

  • Facility-based management, human resource administration, financial management
  • Medication safety, clinical management
  • Leadership, accreditation, quality

Longitudinal Experiences

Major Project

Residents are required to design, develop and complete a major project related to pharmacy management. Residents present the project as a poster at ASHP’s Mid-Year Clinical Meeting and as a platform presentation at the ALCALDE Southwest Leadership Conference. A written manuscript is required to be submitted to the program director prior to completion of the program.

Seminar Presentation

Residents are required to prepare one 60-minute presentation for ACPE credit on an approved pharmacy leadership or management topic, complete with slides and handout.

Medication Utilization Evaluation (MUE)

Residents are required to coordinate and present the findings of a MUE at the system level.


Our program utilizes a four-part evaluation strategy:

  • Resident summative self-evaluation
  • Preceptor summative evaluation
  • Learning experience evaluation by resident
  • Preceptor(s) evaluation by resident

How to Apply

We use the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PHORCAS) to accept applications, transcripts and other supporting application materials.

Application deadline is January 3.

Visit PHORCAS to apply

ASHP code: 74067
Program match: 727063

Application Requirements

Eligible candidates must have a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and Texas licensure eligibility. Candidates must also have completed an accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency.

Applicants must also submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of intent detailing reason for interest in completing a pharmacy practice residency, short and long-term career goals and how our program will assist in meetings those goals
  • Three ASHP recommendation forms, with at least one completed by an employment supervisor
  • Academic transcripts for professional pharmacy education

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Jason Trahan, PharmD, DPLA, CPPS
Pharmacy Director - Medication Safety, Quality, Clinical, and Education
301 N. Washington Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246

Working at Baylor Scott & White Health

Compensation and Benefits

The stipend for our pharmacy residents is set at $51,476 paid in 24 installments over a 12-month period. In addition to a competitive stipend, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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