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: Jan. 6, 2015
Starting Date: July 1, 2015
Interview Required: Yes


The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Medication Utilization (CMU) promotes the safe, effective, and fiscally responsible use of medication across the health system. The PGY2 Drug Information resident is an integral part of the CMU team and Department of Pharmacy. The resident assists in driving many of the medication use initiatives across the health system.

The Froedtert Hospital PGY2 Drug Information Residency is a 12-month program that develops a pharmacist with advanced skills in medication information. The successful resident will be capable of practicing in a variety of health care settings, including academic medical centers and health systems. The program provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication information.

The PGY2 Drug Information Resident will play a vital role in the following:

  • Health system formulary and formulary-related information management
  • Integration of evidence based medicine into health system practice
  • Medication utilization policies and procedures management for hospital and system
  • Medication budget optimization
  • Medication shortage management
  • Medication safety
  • Pharmacy and hospital committees
  • Employment of the electronic health record to optimize medication utilization
  • Education of pharmacy residents and students
  • Scholarly projects

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
  • Clinical Practice

Elective Rotations

  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Medical Writing
  • Toxicology

Past PGY2 Drug Information Residents

2014 – 2015: Rena Gosser, Pharm.D. is employed by University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis.