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PGY-1 Managed Care Residency Program

The postgraduate year one (PGY-1) Managed Care Residency programs are designed to provide pharmacists with a unique perspective on managed care. Pharmacists completing the post-graduate Managed Care Residency Program will be competent and confident practitioners in a dynamic Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) environment. Residents will be accountable for understanding the role of a pharmacist in a PBM and the individual departments that operate within the PBM. They will also gain a clinical and administrative perspective in the management of pharmacy benefit plans for a wide variety of clients through multi-faceted experiences.

CVS Health has two managed care residency programes - one located in Irving, TX and the other in Pittsburgh, PA. Both Managed Care Residency Programs are jointly accredited by ASHP-AMCP and participates in the National Residency Match program.

Program Requirements:

  • Pharm.D. candidate from a U.S. accredited program
  • Currently licensed or eligible for pharmacy licensure in appropriate states
  • Strong background or interest in managed care pharmacy – preferably in a PBM or health plan setting through summer internships or pharmacy experiential rotations
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience with data mining tools such as Microsoft Excel and Access preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Professionalism and maturity
  • Desire to learn and commit to a one-year structured training program
  • Travel requirements include: client meetings, training programs, miscellaneous rotational responsibilities, and professional meetings and conferences

Residency Sites and number of residents:
Irving, TX - 2
Pittsburgh, PA - 1

Texas Program Brochure

Pennsylvania Program Brochure

For more information contact:
Irving, TX - Melissa Jay, PharmD, Managed Care Residency Program Director
(469) 524-5832,

Pittsburgh, PA - Jennifer Heasley, PharmD - Managed Care Residency Program Director
(412) 967-2377,

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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