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Medication-Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency

The University of Kansas Health System medication-use safety and policy residency program, formerly the drug information residency program, was established in 1994 and allows the resident to play an integral role in ensuring the appropriate, safe and cost-effective use of medications for health system patients. The health system is part of the region's premier academic medical center, including a 1,000-bed teaching hospital that has been ranked every year since 2007 among U.S. News & World Report's 50 best hospitals.

The resident will receive advanced training in safe medication-use practices and process improvement as a member of an interdisciplinary team focusing on patient safety within the health system. The preceptors of this program provide nearly 30 combined years of medication-use safety and policy experience, with 4 preceptors having successfully completed accredited MUSP residencies.

The resident will gain experience in the following methodologies:

  • Medication-use safety and policy
  • Formulary management
  • Support of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and subcommittees
  • Application of technologies that improve the medication-use process
  • Analysis of complex systems to identify and correct system flaws
  • Understanding human factors that impact the safety of patient care
  • Culture of safety
  • Evaluation of evidence-based evaluation of the medical literature

The medication-use safety and policy residency learning experiences

The PGY2 medication-use safety and policy residency program is tailored to the interests and career goals of each resident.

Required rotations include:

  • Orientation (3-6 weeks)
  • Formulary management (4 weeks)
  • Advanced formulary management (6 weeks)
  • Medication safety (4 weeks)
  • Advanced medication safety (7 weeks)
  • Automation and technology (4 weeks)
  • Quality improvement (6 weeks)
  • Research and publication/staffing (longitudinal)
  • Practice management/Precepting (longitudinal)
  • 2 elective rotations

Elective rotation options include:

  • Pharmacy supply chain
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • Cancer care medication-use safety
  • Pharmacy IT
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Academia

Residency program purpose statement

PGY2 residency programs build upon a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

  • Length of program: 12 months, starting in early July
  • Number of positions: 1

Current benefits

  • Annual salary: $56,000
  • Benefits include PTO, paid holidays, health/dental/life/liability insurance
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Contact us

The University of Kansas Health System
4000 Cambridge St., Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160
Joann Moore

PGY2 Medication-use safety and policy residency program director

Joann L. Moore, R.Ph., DPLA


Manager, medication-use safety and quality

Meet our 2022-2023 resident

Pharmacy Resident TJ Martley

TJ Martley, PGY2: Medication-use safety and policy

Hometown: Olathe, Kansas

Pharmacy school: University of Kansas School of Pharmacy

PGY1: LMH Health (Lawrence, Kansas)

Clinical interests: Oncology, medication safety, biostatistics, drug information and academia.

Hobbies: Disc golf, long-distance running, jazz piano and spending quality time with my family.

PGY2 Research project:Impact of Targeted Education on Adverse Drug Reaction Documentation in Cancer Center Sites

Why I chose The University of Kansas Health System: I chose this program because of the opportunity to combine my interests in oncology and medication safety. The collaborative nature of the program provides an exceptional environment for the growth of residents interested in pursuing a career in medication safety.

Current role: T.J. stayed on at the health system as a medication-use safety clinical coordinator for cancer care.

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Staffing requirement

The resident will be assigned a weekend/holiday crew and will staff approximately every 4th weekend. The clinical experience and interest of the resident will be considered in determining staffing area.

Application information

PGY2 Medication-Use Safety & Policy Supplemental Residency Manual


  1. PhORCAS residency program application

    • Letter of intent
    • Curriculum vitae
    • College transcripts
    • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Supplemental materials
      • Example of a project completed on a rotation (PowerPoint, poster, etc.), preferably related to medication safety or formulary management.

ASHP resident matching program registration deadlines

  • Application deadline: January 5, 2024
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas within 60 days of the start of residency.

National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 531577

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