The PGY2 informatics pharmacy residency is a full-time training program designed to build on experiences gained in the PGY1 year and to provide a well-rounded experience leading to the development of expert knowledge, skills, and leadership in the practice of pharmacy informatics. The program consists of intensive training and learning experiences in all aspects of the electronic medical record (EMR), computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system, clinical decision support, pharmacy automation, clinical automation, and other standards and best practices in the healthcare environment. Residents will train to manage the evolution of the medication use system by applying pharmacy informatics principles, standards, and best practices. The program allows the residents to train and develop competencies at an enterprise scale, focusing on the implementation, maintenance, and application of pharmacy technology and automation. Graduates will be specialized in the practical application of pharmacy technology and automation and be able to support hospital and pharmacy processes while ultimately contributing to patient care enhancement.
Each resident will be a member of the pharmacy informatics team and train with clinical pharmacists, information technology (IT) staff, and clinical informaticists. The resident will participate in all aspects of maintenance and building of pharmacy automation systems as well as reporting and data analysis.
- Foundations of Pharmacy Technologies
- Introduction to Medication Use Systems and EHR
- Data Visualizations and Analytics
- Ancillary Technologies
- Clinical Decision Support
- Investigational Drug Services
- Medication Infusion Pumps
Any required rotation may be repeated as an advanced elective
Longitudinal Rotations (1-2 hours weekly)
- Data Visualization and Analytics II
- Informatics Project Management
- Medication Use Systems and EHR II
- Pharmacy Automation
- Pharmacy Informatics Leadership/Committee Membership
Please refer to the Supplementary Information for additional learning experiences PGY2 residents participate in during the residency year.
Compensation and Benefits
Residents earn an annual stipend of $56,000. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal time, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).
This residency program participates in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and is fully-accredited by ASHP.
The PGY2 informatics resident will staff every third weekend in the pharmacy to improve skills with order entry, verification, automation, and operational workflows. The resident will also be integrated into the Pharmacy Informatics Support Group weekly remote on-call schedule every nine weeks to aid in response to emergent IT issues.
For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.