1. For continued growth and development, hospital pharmacist would benefit from leadership training
  2. Pharmacy schools provide some administrative training
  3. Hospital pharmacist may one day want to become a clinical or operations manager
  4. With an increase in residency programs, a leadership path may be more difficult for those who did not complete a residency  
  5. Just being good at one job may not translate to the other
    1. Specialist positions vs leadership positions is a different skillset
  6. Little training in project management

Major End Points

  • Additional training
    • Shadowing
    • Master’s degree
    • Lean thinking, leadership certificates
    • Materials –> Podcasts & articles
    • Conferences
  • Opportunities in people management
    • Students
    • Interns
    • Residents
    • Taking the schedule
  • Creating service lines/programs
  • Involvement in committees
    • P&T, Controlled Substances, Med Safety, Specialty
  • Implementing projects
  • Networking


  1. Everyone’s path is different and not every hospital can hire an Admin Resident
  2. Seek opportunities in people management, leadership training, and project management

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