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
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
PGY2 Informatics Pharmacy Residency
The PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics program will prepare residents to assume the role of a pharmacy informaticist. Projects and longitudinal activities will relate 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.
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.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Froedtert Hospital, the primary adult teaching affiliate for the Medical College of Wisconsin, is a 710-bed academic medical center that delivers advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital is nationally recognized for exceptional physicians and nurses, research leadership, specialty expertise and state-of-the-art treatments and technology. It serves as an eastern Wisconsin referral center for advanced medical practice care in 37 specialties and is a major training facility with more than 1,000 medical, nursing and health technical students in training. In partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin, it is also a respected research facility with more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, conducted every year. Froedtert Hospital operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center and is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes five hospitals, more than... 1,600 physicians and nearly 40 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.1 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 49,250 and visits to our network physicians totaled 932,000. For more information, visit froedtert.com.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is home to an established and large pharmacy residency program. PGY1 positions are available in acute care focus (12 residents), ambulatory care focus (4 residents), PGY1/PGY2 Health-system Pharmacy and Leadership (4 residents), and PGY1/PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy (1 resident). Additionally two PGY1 resident positions are available at Froedtert Menomonee Falls, one of Froedtert's affiliated community hospitals.
PGY2 positions are available in a variety of specialties including ambulatory care (2 residents), critical care (2 residents), emergency medicine (2 residents), infectious diseases (2 residents), medication use safety and policy (2 residents) oncology (2 residents), and pharmacy informatics (1 resident).