National Match Code: 767877

Director of Pharmacy
Philip Brummond, PharmD, MS, FASHP
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Clinical Assistant Professor, MCW School of Pharmacy
Telephone: 414-805-4007
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY2 Program Director
Kristin Hanson, BSPharm, MS
Telephone: 414-805-2991
Fax: 414-805-9283

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Jan. 2, 2019
Starting Date: July 2019
Estimated Stipend: $49,920


This 12-month specialty program is designed to prepare the resident for an advanced role in medication safety leadership. The program will expose the resident to various aspects of a medication safety officer’s role, such as: leadership, interdisciplinary communication and collaboration, and critical analysis of medication error data and complex workflows. The successful resident will be prepared to lead medication-use safety programs across a health-system enterprise, participate and coordinate investigations into medication misadventures, and serve as a leader and an authoritative resource on medication-use safety for an organization.

Throughout the year, the PGY2 resident will:

  • Develop a better understanding of medication-use safety
  • Review, investigate, and follow-up on medication error reports
  • Analyze error report data for trends
  • Lead and participate in interdisciplinary investigations related to medication errors
  • Participate and lead Medication Safety Committee and subcommittees
  • Participate in organizational committees related to patient safety, quality and regulatory requirements
  • Lead committee and workgroup meetings related to medication safety and quality
  • Advance and implement medication safety initiatives across an enterprise
  • Incorporate Lean & Six Sigma methodologies in medication safety related projects
  • Apply prospective and retrospective quality tools (failure mode and effect analysis, lean engineering, and root cause analysis)
  • Complete a safety related longitudinal project
  • Facilitate communication surrounding patient safety events and promote a culture of safety / communication through coordination of Monday Med Safety conference, PGY1 academic half day safety discussions, weekly update emails, Pharmacy Phacts med safety corner
  • Participate in the MCW Patient Safety Elective course
  • Support development of rotation experiences as well as precept students and PGY1 residents in medication safety and error review
  • Provide instruction to MCW pharmacy students as a part of Health Care Systems and Patient Safety course (10 hours of content)
  • Participate in state and national safety initiatives related to quality and safety

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences


  • Orientation & Training
  • Medication Safety Core
  • Pharmacy Operations & Automation
  • Oncology/Infusion Clinic Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Medication Utilization and Policy
  • Hospital Quality and Patient Safety
  • Medication Safety Leadership


  • Medication Safety — Clinical Oncology Pharmacy
  • Medication Safety — Investigational Drug Services
  • Medication Safety — Community Hospital Division focus
  • Medication Safety — Ambulatory Care
  • Medication Safety — Retail Pharmacy
  • Medication Safety — OR and Procedural Areas
  • Hospital Quality and Patient Safety
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