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.
I was interested in the residency program at Employers Health because I wanted to be a member of a passionate team committed to providing better outcomes for employers by working closely with the country’s largest PBMs. My experiences as a resident have enhanced my professional growth by allowing me to present clinical knowledge to clients, interact with industry representatives and help develop innovative plan design recommendations.
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 employer members. This would be extremely difficult to maintain if we did not have a quality resident each year working with our staff and employers.
- 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
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
Review and analyze pharmacy claims and plan data to identify relevant trends and present findings at AMCP Annual
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
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
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.
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