Master of Science Degree/Residency Program
The NEOMED combined Master of Science (M.S.) degree/residency program in health-system pharmacy administration is designed for pharmacists who wish to build on their clinical competence to develop administrative, financial and leadership skills related to health-system administration. The program enables graduates to manage complex health-system pharmacy departments at the institutional and department levels.
This two-year program provides graduates with the professional practice excellence, leadership ability, and business acumen that the profession and health care systems require to meet the shortage of health-system pharmacy executives.
Residents may also opt to complete the College of Pharmacy’s Teaching and Learning Curriculum program.
Graduates of the M.S. degree/residency program in health-system pharmacy administration will be able to:
- convey a shared, inspired vision for pharmacy services in health-systems to meet organizational and patient needs.
- demonstrate the ability to develop strategies, objectives and plans of action to support high-quality, contemporary, comprehensive pharmacy services.
- design, develop, implement and evaluate safe and effective medication use systems across the continuum of care, incorporating evidence-based management and best practices/innovation from other industries.
- manage the entire spectrum of the human resource function.
- utilize financial management skills to develop and monitor budgets, write program proposals and perform pharmacoeconomic analysis to optimize managerial decisions.
- provide innovative, quality services while maximizing the organization’s financial position across the continuum of care.
- utilize effective interdisciplinary communication (written and verbal) throughout the health care system.
- integrate regular self-assessment to optimize management styles and techniques for continuous improvement.
Application Eligibility Guidelines
Prerequisites for acceptance in the M.S. degree/residency program are:
- a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree
- Acceptance into the Pharmacy Administration Residency through the ASHP Match Program at the Cleveland Clinic or Akron General Medical Center.
- status as a licensed pharmacist or eliigiblity for licensure
- achievement of an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 out of the 4.00 scale in a college of pharmacy
- Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) waived for candidates with a Pharm.D. or graduate level degree, and an overall GPA of 3.00 in a college of pharmacy
Required Application Materials
- Be accepted into the Pharmacy Administration Residency through the ASHP Match Program at the Cleveland Clinic or Akron General Medical Center
- Complete the NEOMED online application
- Submit three letters of recommendation
- Submit transcripts and test scores
- Submit current curriculum vitae
- Submit personal statement
Questions? Please Contact:
Office of Enrollment Services
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