Resident Activities

Required Rotations

  • Drug Policy Program I
  • Drug Policy Program II
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Drug Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Medication Safety, Systems and Operations
  • Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Elective Rotations

  • Center for Clinical Knowledge Management
  • Data and Analytics
  • Infusion Center
  • Managed Care Pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutical Research Center
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Leadership

Teaching Opportunities

  • Serve as a teaching assistant for University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 728-570 Drug Literature Evaluation course (Spring Semester)
  • Precepting of IPPE/APPE students, interns and PGY1 residents

Educational Opportunities

  • Audit University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy 728-617 Health System Pharmacy Data Analysis and Informatics (Fall Semester)
  • Participate in seminars, in-services, journal clubs (e.g. clinical, leadership, administrative)
  • Participate in the Pharmacy Department’s BCPS preparatory review sessions

Presentation Opportunities

  • Pharmacy Leadership seminar (weekly)
  • Resident Report (weekly)
  • Journal clubs (monthly)
  • Major projects are presented at the Vizient Meeting, which occurs in conjunction with the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference
  • Didactic lectures and discussion sessions at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Leadership Development Opportunities

  • Access to the UW Health Learning Academy courses (e.g. change management, communication strategies, working with teams and many others)
  • Participate in UW Health Improvement Network to develop skills in performance improvement methodologies and tools

Travel Opportunities

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Site visits to other health systems and residency programs
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Conferences

Medication Use Safety and Policy

The goal of the PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy residency is to develop proficient pharmacists with specialized skills in drug policy development, implementation and management. The resident is a member of the UW Health Drug Policy Program, which provides integration of evidence-based medication management and responsible use of health care resources.

UW Health offers diverse practice settings in a complex academic medical center environment. The specialty residency program provides comprehensive training and opportunities in the following endeavors:

  • Formulary management
  • Development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical practice guidelines, drug use policies, and delegation protocols
  • Medication use evaluations
  • Budget forecasting and tracking
  • Medication shortage management
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee coordination (including associated subcommittees)
  • Drug literature evaluation
  • Development and optimization of medication tool organization and planning
  • Smart infusion pump libraries
  • Electronic medical record clinical decision support
  • Order set development and maintenance
  • Practice of evidence-based medicine
  • Training of students and residents
  • Poison prevention and education
  • Pharmacy benefit management
  • Scholarly research and publication

To achieve the goals of the program, the resident and Drug Policy Program work collaboratively with:

  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and associated subcommittees
  • UW Health Center for Clinical Knowledge Management
  • Pharmacy and hospital administration
  • Pharmacy Research Center (Investigational Drug Services)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
  • Anticoagulation Stewardship Program
  • Pharmacy Informatics (Medication Management Team)
  • Quartz Pharmacy Benefit Management Program
  • University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Clinical pharmacy teams
  • Interdisciplinary teams (nursing, medicine, nutrition support, allied health)

ASHP Midyear

Interested residents are encouraged to contact program director Philip Trapskin to set up a PPS interview to learn more about the program.

Program Contact

Philip Trapskin, PharmD, BCPS
Program Director, Medication Use Strategy and Innovation
3185 Demming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 263-1328