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