The HCA HealthTrust Far West Division Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) PGY-2 pharmacy residency program builds on PGY-1 residency education & experiences in patient-centered care. The Far West Division PGY-2 HSPAL program emphasizes the development of leadership and management abilities by investing in the growth and learning of future pharmacy leaders. As a member of the division pharmacy leadership team, the resident will receive wide-ranging training in fundamental pharmacy leadership & administrative areas. The goal of this program is for each resident to be skilled leaders & proficient in pharmacy administrative functions making them well qualified for a variety of clinical or operational leadership positions upon graduation.

Core rotations

  • Training and Orientation
  • Supply Expense/Financial Management (Division/Facility)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Program Management (Division/Facility)
  • Pharmacy Operations Management (Division/Facility)
  • Purchasing/Distribution Management (Division/Facility)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Management
  • Medication Safety (facility)

Elective rotations

  • Transitions of Care
  • Informatics
  • Warehouse Management
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Management (corporate)
  • Medication Safety (corporate)

Longitudinal experiences

  • Resident Research Project
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Division formulary/orderset management

Primary preceptors

  • Bruce Thielke, PharmD – Division Director of Pharmacy Operations
  • Katie Gillson, PharmD, BCSCP - Division Vice President, Pharmacy Services
  • Mariah M. Jordan, CPhT - Division Pharmacy Inventory & Automation Specialist
  • Rhandel Coloma, CPhT - Division Pharmacy Analyst
  • Jill Cowper, PharmD, BCIDP – Division Infectious Diseases Pharmacist
  • Daniel Liou, Pharm.D, BCPS – Clinical Manager, Los Robles
  • Alison Nelson, PharmD, BCPS – Clinical Manager, Sunrise Hospital
  • Joseph McCoy, PharmD, BCCP – Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Carley Warren, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS - Manager, Medication Safety (corporate)
  • Praharsh Shah, PharmD, BCPS, MHA – Director of Pharmacy, Riverside Hospital
  • Monthira (Meme) Lukes, PharmD, BCPS – Medication Safety Pharmacist, Riverside Hospital
  • Stephen Chromi, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP – Director of Pharmacy, MountainView Hospital
  • Chenette Burks, PharmD, BCPS - Director of Medication Management (Corporate)

Additional program benefits

  • Paid housing & stipend for experiential rotation in California
  • Paid travel and registration for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Teaching certificate program offered

Qualification and application process

Applications should be submitted via email to Joseph McCoy by the deadline of January 13, 2023

Prospective residents are required to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three letters of recommendation

Residency candidate requirements:

  • S. Citizenship/permanent resident status
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college of pharmacy
  • Completion of PGY-1 accredited pharmacy residency program
  • Applicants are accepted through the ASHP Matching Program and PhORCAS only
  • Acquire Nevada pharmacist licensure within 90 days of residency start

Program leadership

Joseph McCoy, PharmD, BCCCP
Division Director of Clinical Pharmacy
PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership Residency Director

  • Education: Mercer University
  • Training: PGY -1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System. PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph’s Candler Health System

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