We are the nation’s largest member-driven health care performance improvement company. Our diverse membership includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers that together represent more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume.

Data analytics and informatics are the backbone of everything we do at Vizient. Our pharmacy analytics team continually pushes the envelope to provide our members meaningful and actionable data and insights to support their efforts to drive cost-effective care and improve clinical outcomes.

Visiting residents (the ‘guest resident’) completing this elective learning experience have the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of Vizient and how Vizient impacts members across the country. The elective experience is focused on analytics, informatics and supply chain leadership, and is provided over a typical timeframe of 3 to 4 weeks. Throughout the experience, the guest resident will interact with Vizient senior leadership and become a valued member of the Vizient Pharmacy Solutions team.

Eligibility requirements

  • Applicant’s home organization must be a member of the Vizient Pharmacy Program (the group purchasing organization)
  • Currently completing a PGY2 residency in the following specialties: "Health-System Pharmacy Administration & Leadership (HSPAL)" and "Pharmacy Informatics"
  • Approval from home organization Residency Program Director (built into application)

Application process

  • Applications for the initial phase will be accepted through the listed deadline.
  • Candidates will be notified of acceptance into the elective experience in late June or early July
  • After the initial phase candidates are confirmed, rolling applications will be accepted for consideration throughout the year for any remaining open experience slots
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  • Program location: Virtual experiences will be offered until further notice, with option for live experience when available and arranged ahead of time
  • Duration: Typically 3-4 weeks
  • Number of positions: Approximately one per month, pending availability
  • Deadline for initial phase of rolling applications:
    June 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT
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Why join our program

This approximately four-week rotation will give the resident the opportunity to:

  • Gain a broader understanding of Vizient
  • Understand how Vizient impacts members nationally
  • Interact with Vizient senior leadership
  • Become a valued member of the Vizient Pharmacy Solutions team 

Feedback and evaluations will be entered into the resident’s home program PharmAcademic™ and/or any method preferred by the home program.

Live and virtual experiences

Due to local and institution specific restrictions resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are continuing to provide this experience virtually. When the timing is right, the option to complete the experience in our live office environment at our Irving, Texas headquarters may be offered.

Housing (if applicable)

  • Room and board are the responsibility of the resident and/or home residency program
  • Vizient’s Pharmacy Solutions team will assist with locating housing options around our office and we strongly encourage arrangements be determined by residents as early as possible


  • Inbound/outbound and daily commute – resident’s responsibility
  • Any experience related travel – covered by Vizient

Application instructions

When applying, be prepared to provide the following application information and materials in our electronic application.

PGY2 Program and Residency Program Director (RPD) contact information

  • Information will be used to contact the designated RPD for approval via a form that will be sent automatically after completion of the resident’s application
  • Applications are not considered complete until the RPD approval form is received by our team
  • Applicants will be notified once approval form is received

PDF copies of the following:

  • Personal statement/Letter of Intent
  • Most up-to-date CV/resume

Be able to answer the following questions in 250 words or less:

  • How does this elective rotation align with your career interests?
  • What skills do you hope to gain from completing this rotation?

Please direct all questions or inquiries to pharmacyresidency@vizientinc.com.

Leadership and preceptors

Bryan Shaw
Bryan Shaw, PharmD, DPLA, Senior Director, Pharmacy Analytics and Informatics

Bryan, our PISCL fellowship and residency program director, is an informatics-trained pharmacist who oversees the pharmacy analytics and informatics team and supervises all student training experiences. Before joining Vizient as our first PGY2 pharmacy informatics resident, he completed a nontraditional PGY1 pharmacy residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and has also held various leadership roles within the field of pharmacy informatics. Additionally, he has continued to advocate for the advancement of pharmacy practice through ASHP and local organizations. He received his doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.



Larry Huang
Larry Huang, PharmD, Director, Pharmacy Analytics & Informatics

Larry, our PISCL fellowship and residency program coordinator, is from Austin, TX and completed his Doctorate in Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. Afterwards, he finished a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Indiana University Health and a PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at Vizient. He stayed with the Vizient Pharmacy Analytics and Informatics team after completion. Currently, he coordinates the Pharmacy Price Verification program, assists in various analytics initiatives, and is the residency and fellowship coordinator. In his free time, Larry enjoys working out at the gym, cooking, trying new coffee shops and eating patty melts.




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