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PGY2 Medication-Use Safety & Policy

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This innovative PGY2 specialty residency training program in medication-use safety and policy is a one-year training program that provides practical experience in behind-the scenes management of the medication-use system. This training focuses on integrating clinical, safety, policy, informatics, and drug distribution systems to optimize drug therapy for the entire UNC Health Care System, including 11 hospitals, hundreds of clinics, and several infusion centers.   

This specialized residency provides an intense core training experience in essential aspects of drug information, formulary management, and medication safety, while also incorporating aspects of informatics, analytics, quality improvement, accreditation and compliance, and administration.

Throughout the residency year, the resident integrates himself/herself as a valuable member of the department of pharmacy and medication-use systems. The multitude of experiences culminate in the final Mastery Month rotation, where the resident functions independently as an additional member of the Medication-Use Policy and Analytics team. Upon completion of this program, the resident will be prepared to enter a variety of potential career fields including Drug Information, Formulary Management, Medication Safety, and Medication-Use Policy.

For more information contact:

Gregory Heindel, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Director, Medication-Use Safety and Policy
Lead Pharmacist, Medication Management and Optimization