Marshfield Clinic Health System Pharmacy Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2)
Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Program
Program Director: Luanne Sojka, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Program Director: Sara Griesbach, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Program Coordinator: Lori Schneider, CPhT
The establishment of a one-year Medication-Use Safety and Policy residency position with the Marshfield Clinic Health System encompasses all aspects of the medication-use system. Training will include assessment of safe and effective medication-use systems and policies, data collection and analysis, designing safe and effective systems/policies, drug shortages, technology, research, leadership and management, and teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge.
The Medication-Use Safety and Policy residency will be designed to equip the resident with the necessary tools and experiences to function as a pharmacy leader upon completion of the program. The resident will have a variety of project opportunities that will be tailored to a combination of the resident's interests and current needs of the Division of Pharmacy and the Institute of Quality, Innovation, and Patient Safety (IQIPS). The resident will also have responsibilities which are consistent with guidelines from ASHP. The goals, project opportunities and resident responsibilities are outlined below.
Program Purpose Statement:
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.
Program Competency areas
Assessing safe and effective medication-use systems and policies
Medication-use data collection and analysis
Designing safe and effective medication-use systems and policies
Drug shortages and supply interruptions
Leadership and management
Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge
The program consists of a series of educational rotations and a number of longitudinal experiences. The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Curriculum has been developed with the goal of fulfilling the required purpose listed above.
Orientation/Training (2 weeks)
Drug Information (6 weeks)
Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
Technology and Automation (4 weeks)
Data and Data Management (4 weeks)
Medication-Use System Safety Leadership (6 months)
Medication-Use Safety Research (12 months)
Presentations/ACPE/CPE (12 months)
Staffing and Committees (12 months)
Pharmacy Quality and Safety Policy (10 months)
Drug Shortages (10 months)
Event Investigation and Root Cause Analysis (12 months)
Residents will regularly attend meetings (in and outside the Division of Pharmacy) and complete assigned projects under the guidance of preceptors. Successful residents will become medication-use safety leaders and pioneers in this Pharmacy Practice specialty.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Marshfield Clinic Health System
Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) is a national leader in delivering high quality, cost-effective care. Marshfield Clinic Health System provides patient care, research and education with over 50 locations in Wisconsin. MCHS is an integrated, nonprofit, private group medical practice with over 750 physicians representing over 80 medical specialties. MCHS has demonstrated over 100 years of commitment to its patients and communities. More than 380,000 unique patients receive care annually and patients come from every county in Wisconsin and nearly every state in the nation.
The Marshfield Clinic Health System pharmacy system consists of Hospital Pharmacy Services, Clinical Pharmacy Services, Medication Safety coordination, outpatient dispensing pharmacies, Specialty Pharmacy Services, Sterile Products areas (e.g., oncology), Investigational Drug Program, Information Systems Integration, and residencies in PGY1 Pharmacy and PGY2 Medication Use Safety. The mission of the pharmacy division is to enrich lives and serve patients by providing accessible, comprehensive, professional pharmacy services for all patients we serve with a commitment towards promoting safe, high-qual...ity, and cost-effective medication therapy in support of the system mission.