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Managed Care Pharmacy Residency Program (PGY1)

Humana’s program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in partnership with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP).

Debbie Meyer, RPh

Residency Program Director


Program Purpose:

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, and who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. A managed care pharmacy residency will provide systematic training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient care and managed care practice.

Program Description

Humana Pharmacy’s pharmacy residency provides a twelve month post-graduate training program providing core and longitudinal learning experiences supporting the clinical and professional growth of the resident. Working alongside pharmacists the resident will participate in the best practices and application of managed care principals to improve population health within a Pharmacy Benefit Manger (PBM) and health plan practice environment.

The program prepares the resident to continue growth as a professional throughout their pharmacy practice and upon graduation from the program the resident qualifies to take the Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS) board certification.

Learning Experiences:

  • Medication Therapy Management
    Complete medication reviews for qualified members with chronic conditions to improve therapeutic outcomes and reduce risk of adverse events
  • Prior authorizations and coverage determinations
  • Patient Safety Programs and Quality Initiatives
  • Clinical Strategies: formulary development, management, Pharmacy & Therapeutics, Pipeline & Trend
  • ASHP Teaching Certificate
  • Research Project
    Complete a research project and prepare a manuscript that could be submitted to a peer reviewed journal. The project will include application of principles and best practices for research design. The project would identify therapy improvement needs or report health outcomes. The research project will be presented as a poster at a national pharmacist meeting.
  • Leadership and Professional Development
    Growth through modeled professionalism within each learning experience, presentation, pharmacy Practice and interactions with other workplace professionals. The focus is on professional growth and development throughout the residency. Residents will develop skills that will be support lifelong learning and self-assessment that support growth as a managed care pharmacist practitioner.

Program Length

  • 12 months, starting in July

Humana Benefits

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • 401K program
  • Paid time off (PTO) 23 days of PTO, 8 hours of VTO, 2 personal days, 7 holidays
  • Paid AMCP membership and travel expenses to three professional meetings
  • Competitive compensation


  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Pharm D with official university transcript from an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Eligible for licensure in Kentucky
  • Letter of intent (500 words or less) explaining why you are pursuing a managed care pharmacy residency and what you hope to gain from our program

How to Apply

Apply through PhORCAS(link opens in new window) (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service).


Selected candidates will participate in on-site interview

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