Build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to develop managed care pharmacist clinicians with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. A managed care pharmacy residency will provide systematic training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient care and managed care pharmacy practice.
At HealthPartners we provide our residents with a strong foundation in patient care to make them better managed care pharmacists. A solid understanding of the care delivery system gives context to our commitment to creating innovative ways to deliver on the triple aim. Residents will gain a strong understanding of the interrelationship between the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM), the health plan, the employer group, government payers and the care delivery system.
Our residency program provides residents with multiple learning experiences:
- Formulary Management
- Disease and Utilization Management
- Health Plan Operations
- Specialty Pharmacy
- Prior Authorization
- Quality Management
- Patient Care
For more information about our program, please make sure to view the program brochure linked below.
During the residency program, residents can expect to:
- Participate in the design or redesign of disease management and 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
- Teach and precept pharmacy students and collaborate with other pharmacy residents through the University of Minnesota
Application deadline and requirements
Applicants must submit an application via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS).
Application materials include curriculum vitae, college of pharmacy transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a cover letter describing career goals and reasons for applying to the Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program.
All application materials must be received by the specified deadline.
Only candidates who have graduated from an ACPE accredited College of Pharmacy are eligible to apply for the residency.
Under normal circumstances, onsite interviews are required. With the current COVID pandemic, onsite interviews may not be possible for 2021-2022 resident candidates. If we’re unable to perform onsite interviews, arrangements will be made to complete interviews through interactive video. For deadlines and up-to-date information, visit the PhORCAS website. Submit match rankings before the phase one rank order list deadline.
Managed care pharmacy residents
For more information about the program, contact Dan Rehrauer, or view program resources