Residency Program

About the Postgraduate (PGY1) Managed Care Residency Program

Employers Health’s residency program offers a unique business setting that allows residents to be the clinical resource for employers on topics such as new drugs, plan design recommendations and overall trends based on actual plan data. By working closely with three of the country’s largest PBMs, residents also have the opportunity to network and learn strategies to benefit the more than 1 million lives within the coalition’s collective strategy program.
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I was highly interested in the residency program at Employers Health because of the unique and hands-on opportunities it offers. As a resident here I get to see both the client and vendor experiences and how they lead into providing better outcomes for employers and their members. This residency is preparing me to confidently present to clients, interact with industry representatives, and help develop innovative plan design recommendations. Plus, I am fortunate to work with a team of passionate people who care about both my professional and personal growth. This truly is a residency unlike any others.
– Dr. Courtney Keefe | Pharmacy Resident


As drug costs continue to gain national attention, the necessity for managed care pharmacists to lead the efforts in the efficient purchasing of medications has never been greater. The Employers Health Residency Program provides the training ground for recent pharmacy school graduates to transform into these much-needed managed care pharmacists.

The purpose of our program is simply to develop clinical advisors. We do this by building upon the Doctor of Pharmacy education, establishing sound managed care principles and empowering residents to lead clinical initiatives and discussions.

At Employers Health, the clinical team is an essential element in the success of our growing coalition. Our ability to provide independent analysis and recommendations in the constantly-evolving pharmaceutical landscape plays a major role in our high loyalty and satisfaction from our clients. This would be extremely difficult to maintain if we did not have a quality resident each year working with our staff and employers.

Program Details

  • Length of Program: 12 Months
  • Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Starting Date: July 1st
  • Annual Salary: $50,000 
  • Onsite Interview: Yes


Applicants must obtain a PharmD by 7/1 and provide two letters of recommendation along with a curriculum vitae (CV), college transcripts and letter of intent. Ideal candidates likely possess managed care experience, leadership in professional organizations, strong communication skills and an eagerness to learn.


  • Full health insurance
  • 20 days paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Reimbursable business travel
  • 401(k) contributions

The Employers Health Residency Program is based in Dublin, just moments from downtown Columbus. Ohio’s capital city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, a critically acclaimed food scene and top-ranked attractions. This booming mid-west destination has something for everyone to explore!

Rotations & Opportunities

Client Solutions

Provide support in analyzing, interpreting, and presenting pharmacy benefit cost and utilization information and inform clients how clinical strategies can contribute to lower cost of care

Data Analytics

Review and analyze pharmacy claims and plan data to identify relevant trends and present findings at AMCP Annual

Drug Information

Offer clinical consultation to staff and self-insured employers on drug therapies, pipelines, and current treatment guidelines

New Business Development

Aid the sales team in educating potential clients on the advantages and benefits of participating in the coalition model

Pharmacy Benefit Contracting

Comprehend how pharmacy benefit managers operate and the ways to contract with them effectively

Utilization Management

Identify the need for and create utilization management strategies targeting inefficient prescription spend

Employer Flu Shot Clinics

Vaccinate patients at various employer locations throughout Ohio


Assist in precepting APPE and IPPE students and
stay involved with local AMCP pharmacy school chapter activities

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This residency helped me gain insight on various fields within managed care by allowing me to work with PBMs, pharmacy consultants and pharmaceutical manufacturers. By learning to approach industry challenges from different perspectives, this program has helped me develop into a well-rounded managed care pharmacist.

– Dr. Kevin Wenceslao | Clinical Advisor

What’s Next?


Email your completed application packet to Dr. Matthew Harman >


Contact the clinical team and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

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