Well folks, it's 2016 and we are staring down 2020. What do you feel about ASHP's 2020 initiative requiring all new hospital pharmacists to possess a PharmD and PGY1 residency? This is an idea that I've heard here and there. I've heard administrators suggesting it would be a requirement, some also considering a board certification as a bare minimum. What have you heard in your practice? Personally, I've worked in a few healthcare systems with different philosophies. Some have been very adamant about this, despite having senior members of staff with BSPharm that are the most knowledgeable. Others have tried to enforce this requirement while lacking the sort of prestige that would draw these types of candidates. What do you think? Have you seen a push through administration to enforce this goal? Or just a push for residency trained pharmacists because, hey, why not? Plenty of fish in the sea.