The Managed Care Pharmacy Residency program provides residents with experiences in pharmacy benefit management, evaluation of pharmacy use data, drug information and opportunities to participate in:
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committee functions
- A residency project
- Education of patients and health care professionals
- Journal clubs
- A seminar presentation
- Chronic care activities in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program at a HealthPartners clinic
Elective rotations can be arranged based on the resident’s interests.
The residency program gives residents a strong foundation in patient care for becoming better managed-care pharmacists. The program is committed to creating innovative ways to deliver on HealthPartners’ goals of reducing total cost of care while improving health outcomes and experience for our members.
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.
An onsite interview is required. 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