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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 Utilization
Phone: 414-805-5705

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Starting Date: July 2022
Stipend: $49,920
Interview Required: Yes

Residency Manual

The purpose of this postgraduate year two (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 Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Center for Medication Utilization (CMU) promotes the safe, effective, and fiscally responsible use of medications across the Froedtert & MCW health network. The PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy 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 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 12-month program that helps 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 including health-system pharmacy, academia, industry, 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-use policy, budgeting, analytics, informatics, pharmacy operations and shortages, medical writing, research, and scholarly publication.

The PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Resident will play a vital role in the following:

  • Health-system formulary management
  • Integration of evidence-based medicine into health-system practice
  • Development of medication-use policy and procedures
  • Smart pump programming and analytics
  • Review and investigation of medication event reports
  • Prospective assessment of risk points in the medication use process
  • Promotion of a culture of safety across the health system
  • Performance improvement and value-based care initiatives
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Pharmacy and hospital committees
  • Optimization of medication-use practice resources
  • Education of pharmacy residents and students
  • Scholarly projects and publications
  • Involvement in professional organizations at a state and national level

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program.
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
  • A total of 2 original 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, formal drug information questions, or newsletter articles.
  • A 20-minute presentation is required as part of the interview process.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Training, 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)

Elective Rotations

  • Academia — 4 weeks or longitudinal over one semester
  • Advanced Formulary Management — 4 weeks
  • Advanced Medical Writing — 2 weeks
  • Advanced Operations and Technology — 2 weeks
  • Clinical Stewardship (oncology, anticoagulation, antimicrobial, pain) — 4 weeks
  • Investigational Drug Services and Clinical Trial Design — 2 weeks
  • Organizational Quality and Safety — 4 weeks
  • Regulatory and Compliance — 4 weeks
  • Smart Pump Analytics — 2 weeks
  • Capstone — mastery month focused in the area where resident has accepted a position; last rotation of the year

Past PGY2 Drug Information and Medication-Use Safety Residents

  • 2019 – 2020: Elizabeth Madrzyk, PharmD, is an investigational drug service pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 2018 – 2019: Brittany Lee Karas, PharmD, is a drug information clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill.
  • 2017 – 2018: Taylor Mancuso, PharmD, is a medication safety pharmacist at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network in Milwaukee, Wis.
  • 2016 – 2017: Daniel Kapp, PharmD, BCPS, is a drug information pharmacist at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UW Health) in Madison, Wis.
  • 2015 – 2016: Renee Pitt, PharmD, BCPS, is a drug information specialist at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 2014 – 2015: Alison Van Rossum, PharmD, BCPS, is a medication use clinical pharmacy specialist at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Mich.
  • 2013 – 2014: Rena Gosser, PharmD, BCPS, is a clinical manager of ambulatory pharmacy at University of Washington Medicine (Harborview Medical Center) in Seattle, Wash.