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Postgraduate Year Two - Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL)

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Mission and Purpose Statements of PGY-2 HSPAL Program

Mission Statement: The residency program at Lee Health is committed to providing excellent training experiences that supports the resident's clinical, academic and professional interests. The program is dedicated to preparing future pharmacy clinicians and leaders by promoting competence, confidence, leadership and professional skills.

Purpose Statement: The Lee Health PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners and leaders by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care and leadership that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advance patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. Residents completing the Lee Health PGY2 HSPAL Program will possess tools experiences and competencies that qualify them for positions in pharmacy management, administration, and leadership.

Core Clinical Rotations

Required core rotations are two to eight weeks (many overlapping in a non-traditional structure) and include the following:

  • 340B
  • Acute Care Operations I
  • Ambulatory Care Operations I
  • Automated Systems
  • Business Development and Strategic Planning
  • Business Development/Advanced Pharmacy Leadership
  • Capstone Experience in Leadership and Management
  • Clinical Applications Management (Drug Policy Development)
  • Education / Training / Competency / Continuous Professional Development
  • Financial Management/Monitoring and Metrics
  • Financial Management/Advanced Pharmacy Leadership
  • HSPAL Advisor and Mentorship (Longitudinal)
  • Major Project (Longitudinal)
  • Managed Care
  • Medication Use Evaluation Leadership
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience (Longitudinal)
  • Regulatory/Accreditation


Electives are relatively limited due to the structure of the program and last about four weeks and include the following:

  • Acute Care Operations II (Elective)
  • Clinical Applications Management (Oncology/Specialty Pharmacy)
  • Select Clinical Rotations (Elective)
  • Supply Chain Management/Business Partnership (Elective)
  • Other Management/Leadership Projects
  • Pharmacy Practice Experience
  • Emergency Management/Leadership
  • Ambulatory Care Operations II
  • Clinical Applications Management (Oncology/Specialty Pharmacy) – no longer required
  • Clinical Applications Management (Home Infusion)
  • Clinical Applications Management (Pediatrics)
  • Certificate of Excellence in Medication Use Safety and Pharmacy Practice
  • Lee Health Biennial Report
  • Leadership II – Leadership with Chief Officer of Hospital Operations

Pharmacy Practice Experience (Service) Experience

The goal for the service commitment is to provide the resident experience within the medication distribution process, the pharmacy department and within the health care system to ensure understanding of the function as a health system pharmacist. The Service Commitment learning experiences will have a primary preceptor and will be evaluated as part of the resident's quarterly evaluation. Residents are required to staff one weekend every four weeks starting in August through June.


  • Duration/Type: 12-month residency
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 3
  • Starting Date: First week of July
  • Estimated Stipend: $56,000
  • Interview Required: Yes
  • Training Site Type: Hospitals/Health System
  • Owner Affiliate: Public
  • Model Type(s): Community, Acute Care
  • Tax Status: Non-Profit
  • Professional Staff: 220
  • Non-Professional Staff: 180
  • Number of Acute Care Hospitals: 5
  • Total Beds: 1812
  • Average Daily Census: 1,400

Salary and Benefits

  • Medical insurance (Health, Dental, Vision)
  • 7.40 hours PTO accrued per pay period
  • Discounted meals
  • Discounted membership to Wellness Centers
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • On-site ACPE-accredited continuing education

PGY-2 HSPAL Residency Program Director

John A. Armitstead, MS, RPh, FASHP
System Director of Pharmacy
Lee Health
Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida

John.Armitstead@Leehealth.org (link opens in a new window)
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