National Match Code: 277917
PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Director
Kristin Hanson, BS Pharm, MS
Medication Safety Officer
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Coordinator
Mary Frances Picone, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Center for Medication Utilization
Duration/Type: 24-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020
Starting Date: June 2021
Estimated Stipend: $49,920
Interview Required: Yes
The purpose of this postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 (PharmD) 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.
The PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 24-month program that develops strong clinical pharmacy and operations skills during the PGY1 year and builds upon that foundation during the PGY2 year. During the PGY1 year, residents will complete all requirements of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focus) while being introduced to the medication-use safety and policy practice area through rotations, error review, committee assignments, administrative responsibilities, and projects. Residents will work closely with program leadership to select rotations in a variety of practice settings with an emphasis on complex, high-risk, and high-cost medication therapy.
During the PGY2 year, the resident will assist in driving many of the medication-use safety and policy initiatives across Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The resident will develop advanced skills in formulary management, drug information, medication safety, and medication-use policy within an academic health system. The residency is designed to prepare the resident to practice in a variety of health care settings and provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication utilization, formulary management, didactic and experiential teaching, medication safety, medication-use policy, budgeting, analytics, informatics, pharmacy operations and shortages, medical writing, research, and scholarly publication. For more details of the expectations of the PGY2 year, refer to the PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Program.
Requirements for Acceptance
- Eligibility for and ability to obtain licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date.
- Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
- Additionally, two original writing projects 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, formal drug information questions, or newsletter articles.
PGY1 Learning Experiences
- Training (5 weeks)
- Internal Medicine (4 weeks)
- Medication Safety (4 weeks)
- Center for Medication Utilization (4 weeks)
- Critical Care (4 weeks)
- Residency Project (longitudinal)
- Acute Care Clinical Practice (longitudinal, 9 weeks and 12 weekends in total)
See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) at Froedtert Hospital for options. Resident will work with program leadership to select from elective rotations.
PGY2 Learning Experiences
- Training, for residents new to Froedtert Hospital (5 weeks)
- Drug Information (4 weeks)
- Advanced Drug Information (4 weeks)
- Medication Safety (4 weeks)
- Advanced Medication Safety (4 weeks)
- Formulary Management (4 weeks)
- Pharmacy Operations and Shortages (4 weeks)
- Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
- Data Analytics (2 weeks)
- Medical Writing and Publication (2 weeks)
- Precepting (longitudinal)
- Medication-Use Policy Operations (longitudinal in 2 separate quarters)
- Safety and Leadership (longitudinal in 2 separate quarters)
- Research Project (longitudinal)
- Acute Care Clinical Practice (longitudinal, 7 weeks and 10 weekends in total)
See PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Program at Froedtert Hospital for available options. Resident will work with program leadership to select elective rotations (approximately 6 weeks of rotation time).