Residency Programs

PGY-1 Managed Care Residency, Specialty Innovation

The CVS Health Specialty Pharmacy Residency program provides a unique opportunity to work with a premier specialty pharmacy provider, while increasing knowledge of specialty pharmacy practices. The resident will interact with a multitude of internal areas, including clinical development, performance management and training, pharmacy operations, analytics and outcomes, marketing and sales, and strategy development.

At the conclusion, the resident will be able to:

  • Understand specialty pharmacy’s role in managing the needs of patients with complex, rare or genetic disorders that require treatment with specialty medications
  • Develop, implement and manage specialty clinical programs that optimize clinical outcomes
  • Create effective utilization management programs
  • Identify, develop and implement pharmacy process improvement and training programs
  • Analyze market research to monitor and assess market trends that impact the specialty pharmacy business, including but not limited to, new drugs or drug technology, disease state management, pharmacy, nursing, managed care, patient care and clinical services
  • Proactively analyze data to identify opportunities for additional pharmacy management services
  • Design outcomes analyses that demonstrate the value of specialty pharmacy
  • Understand the impact of the pharmaceutical pipeline on operations, program development, client spend and trend
  • Interact directly with clients, consultants and internal sources, and make recommendations that help manage and improve clients’ health care costs
  • Understand specialty pharmacy operations, including pharmacy care management and dispensing processes

Candidate Requirements:

  • Focused interest in managed care and specialty pharmacy
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite®
  • Strong analytical skills; ability to evaluate large data sets
  • PharmD candidate from a U.S. accredited program
  • Massachusetts and Rhode Island licensure (or eligible)
  • Desire to learn and commit to a one-year structured training program

Residency Duration:
July 3, 2018 – June 29, 2019

Residency Site:
Fellowship Site: Lincoln, Rhode Island 
Number of Positions: 2 

PGY-1 Managed Care Residency, Specialty Innovation

For additional information, please contact:
Christine Sawicki, RPh MBA LSSMBB, Specialty Innovation Residency Program Director
(401) 305-9114,

How to Apply:
Using the ASHP PhORCAS website, send your completed application to each desired program sites listed above. You will also need to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, current or most recent academic transcripts, and three professional letters of reference. The application deadline is January 5, 2018.

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