Get ahead of the competition
Receive comprehensive managed care experience with OptumRx, one of the country’s leading pharmacy benefit managers.
This Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Managed Care Residency Program, established in July 2000, was designed
to train pharmacists to meet the demands and challenges faced in today’s managed care environment.
Residents will gain experience in various aspects of managed care within a pharmacy and medical
management setting by rotating through several departments of OptumRx. Residents will also develop
innovative programs and contribute to ongoing projects.
The PGY-1 Managed Care Residency Program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education
and outcomes to further develop managed care pharmacist leaders responsible for population-based,
medication-related patient care. Following successful completion of the program, residency graduates will be
qualified for a variety of roles in managed care, including positions in the following areas:
• Formulary management and operations
• Industry relation
• Client services
• Clinical programs
• Drug utilization management
• Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T)
• Drug information
• Prior authorization
To learn more about this exciting program, please refer to the Residency Brochure.
How to apply
Applicants must send all required application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Required
application materials include:
•Official pharmacy school transcript (with fourth-year, first semester grades posted),
emailed directly from applicant’s school of pharmacy
• Personal statement/letter of intent
• Curriculum vitae
• Three letters of recommendation, emailed directly from the letter writers
For the most up-to-date information and deadline to submit materials, please view our program on AMCP’s online list of residency programs.
Questions? Contact us.
Brent Tambourine, PharmD, BCPS
Senior Director, Industry Relations
Residency Program Director