Combined M.S. and Residency program

The mission of the combined M.S. and Residency program is to develop competence, skills and application of drug therapy knowledge and management skills in providing a broad scope of pharmaceutical services in a practice setting with an emphasis on practice management and patient care.

Pharmacy residents working on computerssProgram Description

This is a two-year program with an associated Master of Science degree in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. Successful candidates will complete all requirements of a Pharmacy Practice Residency, a specialized management residency, and 30 credit hours to obtain a Pharmacy Systems Management Residency Certificate and a Master of Science degree. Program participants will complete required rotations as well as didactic coursework. The program will combine clinically focused rotations and management-focused rotations with an emphasis on management. A graduate of this program will be positioned to assume virtually any type of pharmacy management position.

Each resident's experience will be tailored to individual interests and to developing management and leadership skills. Elective rotations allow the resident to experience multiple clinical settings as well as all facets of pharmacy management.

Residency Information

Visit this website for information on the Fairview Pharmacy Residency Program

IMPORTANT: Contact the Residency Programs for their respective application deadlines.

Fairview Residency Program:
John Pastor, III, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview
Phone: 612-273-6832

Pamela Phelps, PharmD
Director of Clinical
Pharmacy Services
Fairview Health Services
711 Kasota Avenue
MinneapoIis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-672-5149

Hennepin County Medical Center Program:
Director of Pharmacy
701 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415

SAPh Graduate Program Information

  • A graduate faculty member in the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program, University of Minnesota will mentor the student in Master of Science training. This mentoring will encompass requirements for degree completion including selection of courses, minor or supporting field, MS paper topics and final examination committee members. Click here for more specific information.
  • Applicants must satisfy the general requirements of the Graduate School before admission to the program. Application to the Graduate School can be completed online at:
  • An application specific to the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program also must be submitted. 

Graduate Program Contact
Jon Schommer, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies
University of Minnesota
College of Pharmacy
308 Harvard Street, S.E. 
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-9915

Combined M.S. and Residency Program Graduates

Lindsey R. Kelley; 1st graduate, July  
Recent Job: Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Services at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Harbor, Michigan 

Sue Haight; 2nd graduate, July 
Recent Job: Assistant Director, Pharmacy Operations at University of Minnesota Medical Center/University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Veena Rajanna; 3rd graduate, July
Recent Job: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Pediatric ICU & Neonatal ICU at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan

Rachel Root; 4th graduate, June
Recent Job: Pharmacy Manager, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bryan McCarthy, HCMC; 5th graduate, June 
Recent Job: Clinical Coordinator of Quality, Outcomes and Utilization, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

Zachary Pollack, Fairview; 6th graduate, June 
Recent Job: Administrative Associate Director of Clinical Cancer Services, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center (HCCC) at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa  

Gina Rozinka, HCMC; 7th graduate, June 
Recent Job: Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor, HCMC, Minneapolis, MN

Margo Bowman, Fairview, 8th graduate, December 
Recent Job: Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Bernadette Aragon, HCMC; 9th graduate, May
Recent Job:  Arizona 

Brandon Ferlas, Fairview; 10th graduate, May 
Recent Job: Associate Director, Pharmacy Operations at Centura Health in Denver, Colorado

Megan (Born) Sanders, Fairview: 11th graduate, May 
Recent Job: Clinical Pharmacy Manager at Woodwinds Hospital, HealthEast Care System in Saint Paul, Minnesota 

Kristin Showen, HCMC 12th graduate, June 
Recent Job: West Virgina

Mallory (Breuker) Snyder, UMMC: 13th graduate, June
Recent Job: Clinical Pharmacy Development Specialist, Fairview Pharmacy Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Brett Benfield, Fairview: 14th graduate, July
Recent Job: Retail Pharmacy Manager, Clinics and Surgery Center - University Clinic Pharmacy, Fairview Pharmacy Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Jesse Peterson, Fairview,15th Graduate, May
Recent job: Clinical Development Specialist at Fairview Specialty Pharmacy

Jacob Hansen, Fairview 

Melissa Sanders, Fairview

​Bryan Haugen, Fairview/UMMC
Emma Heupfel, Fairview/Kosota
ShuYing (Sharon) Ng, NPCMHC-Brainerd