The one year pharmacy informatics residency started in July 2006 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Pharmaco-informatics encompasses the intersection of technology and information with all aspects of the medication system including prescribing, dispensing, administration, monitoring, clinical decision support and education regarding medication use. Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a one-year PGY2 residency in Pharmacy Informatics.
VUMC is a leader in health informatics with CPOE to assist in efficient and accurate medication ordering. The Department of Pharmacy has been recognized by ASHP with a Best Practice Award in 2002 and by the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group in 2004. These awards recognize the work done at Vanderbilt on CPOE and its integration with the Pharmacy System. The department also developed a Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) to enhance the interface between the CPOE and pharmacy to improve safety in the medication use process. The CDSS provides prescribing assistance, educates physicians on the formulary, restricts the use of certain medications with guidelines, and provides pediatric and chemotherapy dose range checks. In 2005 the Department of Pharmacy installed a pharmacy system with more advanced capabilities. These systems and the expert development staff provide a great learning environment.
Many VUMC informatics systems are McKesson products, and VUMC engages in product research and development efforts with the vendor, which often provide opportunities for challenging residency projects during the vendor experience component of the program. The vendor, Vanderbilt and the resident will define collaborative projects and the document this work. The Vendor experience offers the resident the opportunity to learn informatics from an industry perspective, which will better prepare the resident for future employment opportunities.
The residency is designed to equip the resident with the necessary tools and experiences to achieve a position in pharmaco-informatics at the completion of the program. The resident will have a variety of project opportunities, and thus the program may be tailored to the resident's interests and current needs of the Department of Pharmaceutical Services. The resident will also have responsibilities which are consistent with guidelines from ASHP.
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Number of Positions: One Residency starting date: July 3
Estimated stipend - approx. $60,593*
*info has not been verified
Requirements: Doctor of Pharmacy degree,
completion of accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency, licensure in Tennessee,
CV, Letter of Intent, 3 letters of recommendation, pharmacy school transcripts
Onsite interview will have a 20 minute presentation
Submit application to PhORCAS application portal by Jan 1 deadline
HealthIT @VUMC | Department of Pharmaceutical Services
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
3401 West End Avenue Suite 630 | Nashville, TN 37203
Private nonprofit hospital/clinic | Teaching/Tertiary Model
Professional Staff = 150 | Non-professional staff = 220
Total Beds = 1065 | Average Daily Census = 877