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 PGY-2 Pharmacy Medication-Use Safety and Policy Overview

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The establishment of a one-year Medication-Use Safety and Policy residency position with the Marshfield Clinic Health System encompasses all aspects of the medication-use system.  Training will include assessment of safe and effective medication-use systems and policies, data collection and analysis, designing safe and effective systems/policies, drug shortages, technology, research, leadership and management, and teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge.

The Medication-Use Safety and Policy residency will be designed to equip the resident with the necessary tools and experiences to function as a pharmacy leader upon completion of the program. The resident will have a variety of project opportunities that will be tailored to a combination of the resident's interests and current needs of the Division of Pharmacy and the Institute of Quality, Innovation, and Patient Safety (IQIPS). The resident will also have responsibilities which are consistent with guidelines from ASHP. The goals, project opportunities and resident responsibilities are outlined below.

Program Purpose Statement 

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.  PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.  Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Program Competency Areas

  • Assessing safe and effective medication-use systems and policies

  • Medication-use data collection and analysis

  • Designing safe and effective medication-use systems and policies

  • Drug shortages and supply interruptions

  • Medication-use technology  

  • Medication-Use Research

  • Leadership and management

  • Teaching, education, and dissemination of knowledge

Program Structure

The program consists of a series of educational rotations and a number of longitudinal experiences. The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Curriculum has been developed with the goal of fulfilling the required purpose listed above.


  • Orientation/Training (2 weeks)
  • Drug Information (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Technology and Automation (4 weeks)
  • Data and Data Management (4 weeks)

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Medication-Use System Safety Leadership (6 months)
  • Medication-Use Safety Research (12 months)
  • Presentations/ACPE/CPE (12 months)
  • Staffing and Committees (12 months)
  • Pharmacy Quality and Safety Policy (10 months)
  • Drug Shortages (10 months)
  • Event Investigation and Root Cause Analysis (12 months)

Residents will regularly attend meetings (in and outside the Division of Pharmacy) and complete assigned projects under the guidance of preceptors. Successful residents will become medication-use safety leaders and pioneers in this Pharmacy Practice specialty.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

Marshfield Clinic Health System Pharmacy Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency Program

Program Director

Luanne Sojka, PharmD, BCPS
Marshfield Clinic Health System
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-782-8581, ext 19758 or 715-221-9758
Fax: 715-221-7880​

Assistant Program Director

Sara Griesbach, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Marshfield Clinic Health System
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-782-8581, ext 19820 or 715-221-9820
Fax: 715-221-7880
Email:​ ​​​

Program Coordinator

Lori Schneider
Marshfield Clinic Health System
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-782-8581, ext 18671 or 715-221-8671
Fax: 715-221-7880


Pharmacy Year Two Residency