National Match Code: 689853

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Director
Kristin Hanson, BS Pharm, MS
Medication Safety Officer
Telephone: 414-805-2991
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Coordinator
Mary Frances Picone, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Center for Medication Use
Phone: 414-805-5705

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Starting Date: June 2020
Stipend: $49,920
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 Froedtert & MCW health network. 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 and policies across the organization.

The Froedtert Hospital PGY2 Drug Information Residency is a 12-month program that helps develop advanced skills in medication information and policy within an academic medical center. The residency is designed to prepare the resident to practicing in a variety of health care settings including academia, health system pharmacy, industry, investigational drug services, population health, or managed care. The program provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication utilization, formulary management, didactic and experiential teaching, medication safety, medication policy, budgeting, clinical stewardship, investigational drug services, informatics, medical writing, and scholarly publication.

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

  • Health system formulary management
  • Integration of evidence-based medicine into health system practice
  • Medication use policy and procedures development
  • Value based care initiatives
  • Medication safety and smart pump analytics
  • Pharmacy and hospital committees
  • Optimization of medication use practice resources
  • Education of pharmacy residents and students
  • Scholarly projects and publications

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Wisconsin by September.
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS.
  • A total of three writing projects completed during the PGY1 residency year should be condensed into a single file and uploaded in the Supplemental Documents section of PhORCAS. Examples of supplemental writing materials include monographs, medication use evaluations, guidelines, protocols, or formal drug information questions.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Drug Information Core I and II
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Pharmacy Budget and Supply Chain
  • Medical Writing and Publication
  • Clinical Stewardship (one required — options include Antimicrobial Stewardship, Anticoagulation Stewardship, Oncology Stewardship)
  • Drug Information Administration
  • Medication Information Specialty Practice (longitudinal)
  • Clinical Practice (Staffing)

Elective Rotations

  • Academia
  • Investigational Drug Services
  • Industry
  • Clinical Management
  • Database Analytics — Wolters Kluwer Health (offsite)
  • Poison Center/Toxicology
  • Clinical rotation or additional stewardship experience

Past PGY2 Drug Information Residents

  • 2016 – 2017: Dan Kapp, PharmD, is a Drug Policy Analyst at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • 2015 – 2016: Renee Pitt, PharmD, is a drug information specialist at Intermountain Healthcare.
  • 2014 – 2015: Allison Van Kampen, PharmD, is a drug information clinical pharmacist at the Drug Information and Resource Center at University of Florida Health Care.
  • 2013 – 2014: Rena Gosser, PharmD, is a medication optimization pharmacist at University of Washington Medicine.
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