PGY2 Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

Hartford HealthCare is a fully integrated healthcare system in Connecticut, offering the full continuum of care with seven acute-care hospitals, behavioral health and rehabilitation services, a physician group and clinical integration organization, skilled nursing and home health services, and comprehensive range of services for seniors.


Pharmacy Structure

The pharmacy structure within Hartford Healthcare includes both system and local components. The PGY2 pharmacy resident will be part of the System Support Office (SSO) pharmacy team, which includes the System Pharmacy Director, Clinical, Operations, Sterile Products and Quality/Regulatory Program Managers, Professional Development Coordinator, and Medication Safety Officer, among others. All of the SSO pharmacy members work closely with local pharmacy directors and management teams. The PGY2 pharmacy resident will gain management and leadership experience on both the system and local levels, participating in initiatives, experiences, and projects across Hartford Healthcare.


PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PG1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Core Learning Experiences

Required learning experiences will include, but are not limited to:

  • Orientation
  • Medication Safety
  • Operations Management
  • Clinical Management
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Pharmacy Quality and Regulatory
  • Budget/Finance
  • Inpatient Supervisory Experience
  • Research and Projects (longitudinal)
  • Staffing (longitudinal)
    • Every 3rd weekend
    • Manager on call experience

*All core learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.

Elective Learning Experiences

Residents will complete several elective learning experiences during their residency year. Elective options may include:

  • Sterile Products Management
  • 340B Program Management
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Oncology Management
  • Retail/Specialty Management

*All elective learning experiences are 4 weeks in duration unless otherwise noted.


  • Deadline: Monday, January 3, 2022
  • We will participate in the ASHP Match. Applications should be submitted via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Complete applications will include
    • A formal letter of intent
    • A current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation (preferably 1 employer, 1 preceptor/faculty, and 1 other)
    • Official academic transcripts from an ACPE-accredited university

*The most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.


  • Stipend ~$51,000
  • Eligible for health insurance
  • 15 days paid time off
  • Free parking
  • Participation in ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP Conference for Pharmacy Leaders, and other meetings as applicable


Katarzyna Szablowski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Professional Development Coordinator
PGY2 HSPAL Residency Program Director


Katarzyna Szablowski, Pharm.D., BCPS
Pharmacy Professional Development Coordinator
Dr. Kasia Szablowski received her PharmD from the University of Connecticut in 2012 and completed her PGY1 Residency at Hartford Hospital in 2013. In 2014, she became a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Also in 2014 she transitioned to the Emergency Medicine pharmacist role at HOCC. In 2016 Dr. Szablowski began her career in pharmacy administration as a Clinical Pharmacy Supervisor for Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) overseeing Emergency Medicine pharmacy service line at two campuses. After nearly three years at YNHH Dr. Szablowski returned to Hartford Healthcare as a Clinical Pharmacy Manager for the Central Region. Dr. Szablowski now serves as the Pharmacy Professional Development Coordinator for HHC.

Colleen Teevan, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM
System Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager
Dr. Colleen Teevan earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2010. She went on to complete her PGY1 Residency at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Indiana and a PGY2 Critical Care Residency at Midwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Teevan is currently the Pharmacy Clinical Program Manager for Hartford Healthcare. Prior to taking on this role, she was an ICU pharmacist within Hartford Healthcare and started the PGY1 residency program at The Hospital of Central Connecticut. Dr. Teevan also serves on the Board of the CT Society of Health Systems Pharmacists and is actively involved in the Society of Critical Care Medicine and ASHP.

Amanda Volpe, PharmD, BCPS
Medication Safety Officer
Dr. Amanda Volpe received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies degree from St. John’s University and her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Medical University of South Carolina. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. She has held multiple positions at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT including Clinical Coordinator, Clinical Manager, and Residency Program Director. Amanda is a past recipient of the University of Connecticut Preceptor of the Year award. She now manages the medication safety program at Hartford HealthCare.

Nick Tessier Pharm.D., MBA
Pharmacy Quality/Regulatory Program Manager

Eric Arlia, MBA, RPh
Senior Director of Pharmacy

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Katarzyna Szablowski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Professional Development Coordinator
PGY2 HSPAL Residency Program Director