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Pharmaceutical Department Residency Programs

Medication-Use Safety and Policy

 

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 12-month ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency program that provides advanced training in medication safety and medication-use policy. The complex and high-risk nature of treatment provided at St. Jude provides a unique learning environment for patient safety and medication policy that can be applied to any health care setting.

As a resident, you will gain experience in medication error and adverse drug event reporting processes, lead medication safety assessment and improvement efforts to prevent future events and work to maximize the patient safety benefits of the electronic health record. Emphasis will be placed on leading and coordinating Cause Analyses, managing a medication use safety team/committee, and participating in methods to improve event detection and event reporting. You will also participate in both administrative and patient care aspects of the St. Jude medication-use process. Emphasis will be placed on coordination of a pharmacy and therapeutics committee, guideline and policy development, regulatory readiness, completion of medication-use evaluations and audits, formulary management and adverse drug reaction analysis.

Along with medication-safety and policy experiences, you will teach during lectures and precept pharmacy students. Residents will be expected to complete a major project focused on medication safety or policy. Experiences during the residency will enable the resident to seek a career focused on medication safety or medication-use policy.

 
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Program Structure

Rotations Length of rotation Sequence
Required Rotations
Orientation  1 month July
Clinical Oncology 4 weeks Fall
Education and Presentations Longitudinal Begins in August and continues throughout the residency year
Informatics and Precepting Longitudinal Begins in August and continues throughout the residency year
Major Project Longitudinal Begins in July and continues throughout the residency year
Medication-Use Policy Longitudinal Begins in August and continues throughout the residency year
Medication Safety Longitudinal Begins in August and continues throughout the residency year
Pharmacy Operations Longitudinal July – December
Professionalism and Leadership Longitudinal Begins in August and continues throughout the residency year
Elective 1 month Spring – choices include clinical rotations, pharmacogenomics, Pharmaceutical Investigational Services, outside elective rotation, etc.
 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to interview with St. Jude staff at the Professional Placement Service (PPS/CareerPharm) at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. This year’s meeting will be conducted virtually.

To apply, complete the following materials within PhORCAS:

  • Official school transcript(s)
  • Letter of intent
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Other requirements include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree, successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Residency, and eligibility for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Tennessee
  • Completion of an onsite or virtual interview

Application deadline: First Monday of January by 11:59 p.m. CST

Submit residency application materials within PhORCAS to the PGY2 Residency Program Director listed below:

Number of Positions

One

Start Date

July 1

 

Program Director

Jennifer Robertson, PharmD, BCPS
Mail Stop 150
Phone: (901) 595-6276
jennifer.robertson@stjude.org