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.

Program Benefits

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

Candidates must:

  • 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
Phone: 330.325.6270
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