National Match Code: 689877

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Director
Kristin Hanson, BS Pharm, MS
Medication Safety Officer
Telephone: 414-805-2991
Fax: 414-805-9283
E-mail: [email protected]

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 30, 2022
Starting Date: July 2023
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 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 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 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 Learning Experiences

  • Training, residents new to Froedtert Hospital — 5 weeks
  • Drug Information — 4 weeks
  • 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)

Advanced Learning Experiences

  • Advanced Drug Information — 4 weeks
  • Advanced Medication Safety — 4 weeks
  • Advanced Formulary Management — 4 weeks
  • Advanced Operations and Technology — 4 weeks

Elective Learning Experiences

  • 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

Past Residents

2020 - 2021 Collin Dean, PharmD, Drug Information Clinical Pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
2020 - 2021 Michelle Papala, PharmD, Pain Stewardship Pharmacist at Froedtert South
2019-2020 Elizabeth Madrzyk, PharmD, Investigational Drug Service Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital
2018-2019 Brittany Lee Karas, PharmD, Drug Information Clinical Pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
2017-2018 Taylor Mancuso, PharmD, Medication Safety Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital
2016-2017 Daniel Kapp, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP, Pharmacist, Center for Medication Utilization at Froedtert & MCW health network
2015-2016 Renee Pitt, PharmD, BCPS, Drug Information Specialist at Intermountain Healthcare
2014-2015 Alison Van Rossum, PharmD, BCPS, Medication Use Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Spectrum Health
2013-2014 Rena Gosser, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Manager of Ambulatory Pharmacy at University of Washington Medicine


Please contact our pharmacy residency program directors with any questions or concerns you may have.

The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to recruiting and training pharmacists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value the different perspectives each resident offers. In training pharmacists as one of the most accessible members on the healthcare team, a diverse workforce is essential to advance the health of the patients we serve