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National Match Code: 290520

PGY2 Informatics Program Director
Jill M Zimmerman, MS, PharmD
Telephone: 414-777-3299
E-mail: jill.zimmerman@froedtert.com

PGY2 Informatics Program Coordinator
Brian Dekarske, PharmD
E-mail: brian.dekarske@froedtert.com

Duration/Type: 24-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Starting Date: July 2022
Stipend: PGY1 $46,800; PGY2 $49,920

The purpose of this PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

The purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Features

The Pharmacy Informatics program will prepare residents to assume the role of a pharmacy informaticist.

PGY1 Year

During the PGY1 year, the resident will fulfill PGY1 pharmacy residency program requirements while participating in additional pharmacy informatics responsibilities. The PGY1 program was established in 1993 and is highly flexible based on the resident’s interests and development needs. In addition to gaining experience in a variety of clinical areas, the resident will complete a longitudinal project, serve on a departmental or organizational committee and precept introductory and advanced pharmacy students.

PGY2 Year

During the PGY2 year the resident will complete projects and longitudinal activities related to the resident’s interest in pharmacy informatics and technology. The resident will be exposed to electronic health record management (inpatient, ambulatory and oncology), automation and operational administration, medication management and smart pump analytics, medication safety applied to technology, design and human factors, clinical decision support, operational reporting and analytics, and informatics administration.

Residents will:

  • Complete a certification for Epic Willow Inpatient.
  • Have exposure to multiple informatics teams.
  • Have opportunities to precept residents and APPE students on pharmacy informatics rotation.
  • Be encouraged to pursue external publications and presentations.

Upon graduation, residents are prepared for roles in a variety of health care related informatics disciplines. Our pharmacy informatics team supports medication use throughout a regional health network composed of an academic medical center, two community hospitals and an extensive network of primary and specialty care health centers and clinics. The team has significant experience and expertise in health information technology, electronic health record management and clinical decision support.

Requirements for Acceptance

Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

PGY1 Learning Experiences

Required

  • Orientation and Training — 5 weeks
  • Acute Care Clinical Practice Staffing — 9 weeks and 12 weekends
  • Internal Medicine — 4 weeks
  • Informatics — 4 weeks

Pharmacy Administration Selective — choose one or more, 4 weeks each

  • Department Administration
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Pharmacy Operations Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Residency Program Administration

Intensive Care Selective — choose one or more, 4 weeks each

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical / Trauma Critical Care
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care

Policy Selective — choose one, 4 weeks each

  • Anticoagulation Stewardship
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases
  • General Medication Use
  • Pain Stewardship

Elective Rotations

See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) at Froedtert Hospital for options. Resident will work with program leadership to select from elective rotations.

Teaching Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional teaching certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
  • The program includes lecture and small group teaching of student pharmacists, didactic online seminars in pedagogy (teaching methods), live seminars preparing participants for understanding and pursuit of academic careers, and participation in academic-related projects.
  • Teaching opportunities are available through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Learn more about the Teaching Certificate Program

Research Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional research certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The purpose of this program is to enhance the research development curriculum and to provide rigorous training for those interested in pursuing a career with continued scholarly pursuits
  • Requirements of the program include participation in didactic sessions, preparation of a manuscript, presentation of a poster at a national or regional meeting, and post-program assessment and feedback

Learn more about the Research Certificate Program

PGY2 Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Automation and Operational Administration — 4 weeks
  • Capstone — 4 weeks
  • Clinical Decision Support — 4 weeks
  • Electronic Health Records (Ambulatory) — 4 weeks
  • Electronic Health Records (Inpatient) — 4 weeks
  • Electronic Health Records (Oncology) — 4 weeks
  • Informatics Administration — 4 weeks
  • Informatics On-Call and End-User Support — longitudinal (6 months total in second half of residency year)
  • Longitudinal Research Project (year-long)
  • Medication Management and Smart Pump Analytics — 3 weeks
  • Medication Safety Applied to Technology — 3 weeks
  • Orientation — 4 weeks
  • Staffing and Electronic Health Record Optimization — longitudinal, year-long

Elective Rotations

  • Analytics — 2 weeks
  • Design and Human Factors — 1 week
  • Operational Reporting — 2 weeks

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations of participants in the PGY1 Informatics Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital.

  1. Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 90 days of start date
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) – classes provided
  3. Longitudinal Resident Project
    • Protocol development and presentation at Pharmacy Research Committee
    • Development of a formal manuscript suitable for publication
  4. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  5. Conferences
    • Vizient Meeting and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC)
    • Milwaukee Residency Conferences (three/year)
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • GLPRC or WPRC PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Acute Care Clinical Staffing (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • Nine staffing weeks as a decentral clinical pharmacist (Monday – Friday, 10-hour PM shifts)
    • Twelve weekends spent staffing as a central and/or decentral pharmacist (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts)
    • Four additional staffing shifts (8-hour shifts)
    • Two holidays (10-hour shifts)
    • One Monday – Sunday staffing week, either the week of Christmas or the week of New Years
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Academic afternoon
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety discussions and M&M conferences
    • Journal club/Medication use topic discussions (present at least one)
    • Clinical topic discussions
    • Department staff meetings or Grand Rounds (weekly)
    • Member of one hospital or departmental committee
  9. Medication Use Activities (part of policy selective)
    • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
    • Completion of a Monograph, Class-Review or Guideline
  10. Medication Error Review
  11. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday through Friday)
    • One administrative responsibility (assignments vary based on need)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment of incoming residency class
    • Primary preceptor for IPPE students on rotation at Froedtert Hospital

The following are some of the requirements and expectations of participants in the PGY2 Informatics Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital:

  1. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
  2. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Epic Expert Group Meeting — required
    • Epic User Group Meeting — optional
    • Milwaukee Residency Conferences (six/year)
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference — optional
    • PSW Annual Meeting — optional
  3. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation
    • Epic User or Expert Group Meeting — recommended
    • GLPRC PowerPoint Presentation — optional
    • PSW Poster Presentation — optional
  4. Pharmacy Staffing
    • Approximately seven weeks of 10-hour shifts throughout the year (Monday – Friday, 10-hour shifts in decentral areas)
    • Approximately 10 weekends throughout the year (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts in decentral areas)
    • Two 10-hour holidays based on staffing needs
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Various routine informatics team meetings
    • Weekly resident discussions
    • Rotation-specific meetings as appropriate
  6. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin is required by 90 days of the residency start date
    • Certified in Epic Willow Inpatient by 90 days of the residency start date
  7. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday – Friday)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Precept students/PGY1 residents on an ad-hoc basis