Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program

This residency provides an individualized program designed to prepare the resident to become a competent pharmacist in a managed care organization and ambulatory care setting. Residency period is July 1 through June 30. The primary training site is HealthPartners Department of Pharmacy Services. HealthPartners, a nonprofit HMO located in Minneapolis with affiliated clinics throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin.

At the end of the residency program, the resident will understand the drug distribution process; be proficient in designing and implementing medication and practice-related information, education, and/or training; able to design effective benefit structures; exercising leadership and practice management skills; understand the process by which managed care organizations contract with pharmaceutical manufacturers and efficiently demonstrate project management skills.


During the residency program you can expect to:

  • Participate in the design or redesign of disease management and/or medication therapy management programs for patient populations.
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the managed care organization’s formularies.
  • Understand the interrelationship of the pharmacy benefit management company, the health plan, the employer group, and the delivery system functions of managed care.
  • Recognize how the managed care organization contracts with community pharmacies to form effective networks to fulfill the drug therapy needs of members.
  • Be aware of the organization’s process for contracting with pharmaceutical manufacturers.
  • Exercise practice leadership.
  • Provide, document, and bill for medication therapy management services delivered in an outpatient setting.

Residency Activities

Activities in this residency program include performing medication therapy management functions at HealthPartners Medical Group clinics, drug utilization reviews, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee presentations, completon of a residency project, education of patients and health care professionals, journal club, and seminar presentations. Elective rotations can also be arranged based on your interests.

Applicant Qualifications

• Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
• State of Minnesota pharmacy license or eligible for Minnesota licensure

Application Procedure

We utilize both the PhORCAS and National Matching Service systems*. In order to apply for residency, you must register for both systems and utilize PhORCAS to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • College of Pharmacy Transcripts
  • Three letters of Recommendation

Program Accreditation

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists  

Contact Information

For more information, email Dan Rehrauer or call 952-967-5133.

*Match program code 124214