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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:

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• Formulary management and operations
• Industry relation
• Client services
• Clinical programs

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• Drug utilization management
• Pharmacy and therapeutics (P&T)
• Drug information
• Prior authorization

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Learn More

To learn more about this exciting program, please refer to the Residency Brochure.

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How to apply

Applicants must send all required application materials to residencyprogram@optum.com. 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.

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Questions? Contact us.

                   Brent Tambourine, PharmD, BCPS
                   Senior Director, Industry Relations
                   Residency Program Director
                   brent.tambourine@optum.com
                   (949) 988-5207