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 quality that can be applied to any health care setting.

The residency includes opportunities to lead medication safety assessment and improvement efforts to prevent future patient safety events, including enhancements and improvements to the electronic health record. Emphasis will be placed on leading and coordinating medication safety improvements, managing a medication use safety team/committee, and participating in methods to improve event detection and event reporting. The resident will also participate in both administrative and patient care aspects of the St. Jude medication-use process. Emphasis will be placed on guideline and policy development, regulatory readiness, medication-use evaluations and audits, formulary management and adverse drug reaction analysis.

Along with medication safety and policy experiences, the resident will acquire experience in teaching through lectures and precepting pharmacy students. The resident will be expected to complete a research 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.
 

Number of Positions

One

Start Date

July 1

Application Deadline

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

Learn How to Apply to the Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency >

 

Program Director

Jennifer Robertson, PharmD, BCPS
jennifer.robertson@stjude.org