PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy

The PGY2 MUSP Residency consists of a series of learning experiences that span a 52 week period. Specific learning experiences and goals will be accomplished in discrete blocks of time, while others will occur longitudinally throughout the duration of the residency. Residency duration is a total of 52 weeks and the time will be generally structured as follows:

52 weeks 
Orientation / Training 
2 weeks* 
Residency Learning Experiences 
44 weeks 
1 week 
Project Day 
5 days 
Interviews / Time Off 
14 days plus 3 days for interviews 


Required Rotations   
1. Orientation 
2 weeks* 
2. Foundations of Medication Safety 
6 weeks 
3. Administration & Leadership 
4 weeks
4. Supply Chain/Procurement 
4 weeks
5. Data Analytics 
4 weeks
6. Specialty Pharmacy/Ambulatory
4 weeks 
7. Automation & Technology
4 weeks 
8. Pediatrics Medication Safety 
4 weeks
9. Transitions of Care
2 weeks
10. Perioperative Service: Anesthesia
4 weeks
11. Medication Safety 
12. Drug Use Policy
13. Regulatory and Accreditation
14. Hospital Pharmacy Practice/Staffing


Elective Rotations (4 weeks)
  1. Drug Diversion
  2. Investigational Drug Service
  3. Pharmacy Operations
  4. Sterile and Non-sterile Compounding
  5. Home infusion
  6. Emergency department
  7. Other/ Repeat (with Residency Director approval)


Longitudinal Experiences
  1. Residency projects
    • Complete a minimum of one major project that will be presented at one or two regional or national conferences.
    • Prepare one manuscript relating to a residency project (including two drafts with preceptor feedback). The final (third) version should be in a format suitable for publication.
    • Develop or revise drug monograph, policy, or guideline through drug use policy and regulatory/accreditation.
    • 5 project days permitted throughout residency rotations
  2. Education and Opportunities to Precept:
    • ASHP Medication Safety Certificate program
    • Teaching Certificate Program (optional, if not completed during PGY1 residency year)
    • Resident Research Certificate (optional)
    • Medication Safety/Quality Presentation (one)
    • Continuing Education, Medication Safety Event Debrief session, or pharmacy grand rounds presentation (one)
    • Precepting PharmD Students/PGY1 residents, attend CSHP preceptor bootcamp (1/2 day)
    • Nursing and Physician In-services (2) 
  3. On Call Responsibilities and Staffing*
    • Two shifts every third weekend  (12 day stretches required)
    • Manager On Call every 6th week in alignment with weekend assignment 
    • 20 days of staffing (weekday scheduling)

*Any shift, including night shift, may be filled at the discretion of the residency director


PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy Residency Requirements for Successful Graduation

- Electronic Portfolio complete (completed documents for each checklist item uploaded to resident portfolio)
- Educational Checklist complete

  • Continuing Education, Medication Safety Event Debrief session, or pharmacy grand rounds (1)
  • Medication Safety/Quality Presentation (1)
  • Major project completed with Presentation at one or two regional or national conferences
  • In-services (2)
  • Community Service (1) (e.g. Vaccine clinic, Refugee clinic)
  • ASHP Medication Safety Certificate program
  • Drug monograph, policy, or guideline (1)
  • Teaching Certificate Program, if applicable
  • Manuscript suitable for publication (Complete manuscript incorporating at least two rounds of preceptor feedback)

- Achieved at least 80% of ASHP residency objectives (Preceptor marked as "achieved" on at least two occasions or other documentation demonstrating achievement of the objective as evaluated by the RPC/RPD)
- Compliant with all pharmacist mandatory requirements (e.g. current pharmacist license in good standing on file, completion of all mandatory training)