Learning Experiences

Learning Experiences

HSPA residency program includes the following core training components:

Clinical Experience – Maintenance of clinical competence during the residency program is essential to meeting the competency expectations of ASHP-accredited pharmacy residency programs. The first year of the residency focuses on developing clinical competence fulfills all PGY1 Pharmacy Residency standards as accredited by ASHP.

Leadership / Administrative Experience – The majority of the second year is dedicated to experiential learning and practical application of knowledge and experiences from the first year. During this year resident develops expertise in departmental leadership and administration, quality improvement and patient safety, automation and informatics as it applies to pharmacy services, policy development, interdepartmental relationships and collaboration, human resource management and current trends in the pharmacy profession. The resident will continue to provide direct patient care through required staffing shifts. Additional experiences may be acquired related to the resident’s interest.

Residency Rotations


Required Rotations

Internal Medicine I Critical Care
Internal Medicine II Infectious Disease
Cardiology Drug Policy and Practice Management
Drug Distribution and Technology Ambulatory Care

Elective Rotations

Drug Information Pediatrics / Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Oncology – Inpatient Oncology – Outpatient
Metabolic Support Medication Assistance Program
Pharmacogenomics Transitions of Care
Medication Safety Emergency Medicine
Behavioral Health (Inpatient)


Required Rotations (3-month experience)

Finance/Budgeting and Inventory Management Pharmacy Operations and Technology
Clinical Services and Drug Policy Quality and Regulatory Oversight

Required 12-month Longitudinal Rotations

Medication Safety Personnel Management
Management of a Pharmacy Area