PerformRx PGY-1 Managed Care Residency Program

PerformRx offers pharmacists a clinically based, holistic residency program that is enriching, challenging, and rewarding. The ASHP-accredited PGY-1 managed care pharmacy program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to assume leadership roles in the managed care industry. The resident will develop an understanding of pharmacy operations specific to the diverse managed care departments within PerformRx. Each rotation will give the resident an opportunity to learn and perform the clinical duties of a pharmacist in that department. The 12-month program begins on or around July 1 of each year.

Required Learning Experiences
  • Formulary management and drug utilization review
  • Prior authorization
  • Clinical outcomes and therapeutic optimization (medication therapy management)
  • Clinical market intelligence 
  • Clinical operations
  • Account management
  • Pharmacy student precepting
  • Teaching at Jefferson College of Pharmacy 
  • Article publication
  • Pharmacy topic presentations
  • Longitudinal research project
    • Results are presented at a professional pharmacy conference and/or published in a peer-reviewed journal. 
Elective Learning Experiences
  • Clinical market intelligence 
  • Clinical operations
  • Clinical outcomes and therapeutic optimization (medication therapy management)
  • Formulary management and drug utilization review
  • Prior authorization

Other elective learning experiences may be developed based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Additional Activities

  • Member and provider health awareness programs
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and URAC accreditation processes
  • Specialty pharmacy services

Program Benefits

  • Annual stipend
  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance 
  • 401(k) fund options
  • 20 days paid time off and 10 paid holidays (9 full and 2 half days)
  • Professional membership reimbursement, including (but not limited to) Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 
  • Funding provided for registration and travel related expenses for professional meetings

Application Requirements

  • A Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited college of pharmacy
  • Official college transcripts
  • A pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure. 
    • Residents must be licensed within 90 days of the start of the program.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A letter of intent
  • Completed application in PhORCAS™ system by January 5


If you would like more information about PerformRx’s residency program, please contact our residency director:

Erika Kaplan, Pharm.D., BCACP