PGY2 Drug Information Pharmacy Residency

National Match Code: 689853

Director of Pharmacy
Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS
Telephone: 414-805-4007
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY2 Drug Information Program Director
Julie Phillips Karpinski, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 414-805-0047
Fax: 414-805-9283

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: January 6, 2014
Starting Date: July 1, 2014
Interview Required: Yes


The Department of Pharmacy at Froedtert Hospital includes a Center for Medication Utilization (CMU), which promotes the safe, effective, and fiscally responsible use of medication across the organization. The CMU encompasses what was traditionally known as drug policy, drug information, drug shortages, medication stewardship, and other drug management services. The PGY2 Drug Information resident is an integral part of the CMU team and assists in driving many of the medication use initiatives and policies across Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin system.

The PGY2 Drug Information Residency will develop a pharmacist with advanced skills in medication information capable of practicing in a variety of health care settings, including large academic medical centers. The program provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication information. Opportunities include medication utilization, formulary management, didactic and experiential teaching, medication safety, medication policy, budgeting, antimicrobial stewardship, investigational medication services, and informatics.

  • Development of medication utilization policies and procedures 
  • Analysis of biomedical literature and statistical analyses 
  • Formulary management 
  • Surveillance and coordination of medication shortages 
  • Provision of medication information services 
  • Employment of the electronic health record to optimize medication utilization 
  • Precepting pharmacy residents and students

Sample resident rotation schedule

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency program 
  • Eligibility for licensure in the State of Wisconsin 
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application to PhORCAS. Three projects must be submitted by candidates who are selected for an onsite interview.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Center for Medication Utilization I & II  Investigational Drug Services 
  • Medication Safety 
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship 
  • Pharmacy Informatics 
  • Pharmacy Budget, Supply Chain, and Purchasing 
  • Specialty Pharmacy/Infusion Clinic Pharmacy 
  • Academia

Elective Rotations

  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Medical Writing
  • Toxicology