National Match Code: 689877
PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Program Coordinator
Mary Frances Picone, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist, Center for Medication Utilization
Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Starting Date: July 2020
Interview Required: Yes
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 by September.
- 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.
- Training (residents new to Froedtert Hospital)
- Drug Information
- Advanced Drug Information
- Medication Safety
- Advanced Medication Safety
- Formulary Management
- Pharmacy Operations and Shortages
- Pharmacy Informatics
- Data Analytics
- Medical Writing and Publication
- 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)
- Advanced Formulary Management
- Advanced Medical Writing
- Advanced Operations and Technology
- Clinical Stewardship (oncology, anticoagulation, antimicrobial, pain)
- Investigational Drug Services and Clinical Trial Design
- Organizational Quality and Safety
- Regulatory and Compliance
- Smart Pump Analytics
- Capstone (mastery month focused in the area where resident has accepted a position; last rotation of the year)
- Offsite opportunities (as available)
Past PGY2 Drug Information Residents
- 2018 – 2019: Brittany Lee Karas, PharmD, is a drug information clinical pharmacist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill.
- 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 medication optimization pharmacist at University of Washington Medicine in Seattle, Wash.
Past PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residents
- 2017 – 2018: Taylor Mancuso, PharmD, is a medication utilization pharmacist at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wis.