Medication-Use Safety and Policy group-Ashley Trask, Pharm.D.

Residency Program Director

Contact Information:
atrask@ucdavis.edu 
Phone: 916-734-8096
Department of Pharmacy
UC Davis Health
2315 Stockton Blvd, Room 1310
Sacramento, CA 95817

Ashley Trask, Pharm.D.
Medication Safety Officer, UC Davis Health
Department of Pharmacy
UC Davis Health

National Match Code: 304417
ASHP Directory listing: 92106

PGY1 Residency Purpose

The purpose of this postgraduate year one (PGY1) pharmacy residency program is to build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete this PGY1 residency program will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.

PGY2 Residency Purpose

The purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build upon 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 this PGY2 residency program are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.

Program Overview

The PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 24-month program that develops strong clinical pharmacy and operations skills during the PGY1 year and builds upon that foundation during the PGY2 year. During the PGY1 year, residents will complete all requirements of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focus) while being introduced to the medication-use safety and policy practice area through rotations, error review, committee assignments, administrative responsibilities, and projects.

During the PGY2 year, the resident will assist in driving many of the medication-use safety and policy initiatives across the University of California, Davis Health system. The resident will develop advanced skills in formulary management, medication safety, regulatory compliance, and medication-use policy within an academic health system. The residency is designed to prepare the resident to practice in a variety of health care settings and provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication utilization, formulary management, medication safety, medication-use policy, analytics, informatics, pharmacy operations and drug shortages, medical writing, research, and scholarly publication. Additional opportunities exist in the PGY2 year to participate in the Vizient Quality, Safety and Compliance Committee, the UC Health Medication Safety Officer Collaborative, and to receive training in psychological first aid in order to support fellow staff and residents experiencing stressful or traumatic patient related events as part of the pharmacy peer responder team.

PGY1 Learning Experiences

Required

See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) for options. The Chief Resident learning experience will be fulfilled by the resident serving as the Quality & Safety Chair/Nursing Pharmacy Medication Safety Committee Coordinator (52 weeks).

Elective Rotations

See PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focused) for options. Resident will work with program leadership to select from elective rotations.

PGY2 Learning Experiences

Required

  • Orientation, for residents new to UC Davis Health (4 weeks)
  • Formulary Management & Pharmacy Supply Chain (6 weeks)
  • Medical Writing and Publication (2 weeks)
  • Automation & Technology (6 weeks)
  • Grand Rounds (2 weeks)
  • Poster (2 weeks)
  • Leadership (4 weeks)
  • Regulatory (6 weeks)
  • Research (longitudinal, every Friday x 48 weeks)
  • Quality Improvement (longitudinal, monthly four-hour didactic group session + one 2-week block for 5S event)
  • Inpatient Gen Med/Cards Evening Staffing (longitudinal, three 5-day blocks or 21 evenings in total)
  • Pharmacy Operations (longitudinal, 15 weekends plus one major holiday block [Thanksgiving/Black Friday, Christmas Eve/Christmas Day or New Year's Eve/New Year’s Day])
  • Medication Safety Staffing: Managing Safe Systems, (longitudinal, every Friday x 48 weeks)
  • Project Management & Safe System Design (longitudinal, every Friday x 48 weeks)

Elective Rotations

  • Academia (2 weeks)
  • Automation & Technology 2: Infusion Pump Focus (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Informatics (4 weeks)
  • Drug Diversion (4 weeks)
  • Focused Research (2 weeks) *for research opportunities separate from longitudinal research project
  • International Rotation (2 weeks)
  • Lean Six Sigma (2 weeks)
  • Pediatric Medication Safety (4 weeks)

Resident will work with program leadership to select elective rotations (approximately 6 weeks of rotation time).

Sample Schedule

UC Davis Health and Pharmacy Services

UC Davis Health is a major academic health center located in Sacramento, California. Pharmacy services recruits, hires, and trains caregivers to provide progressive pharmacy services as collaborative team members to support optimal patient outcomes. The Department of Pharmacy values wellness and resilience and has developed layered resources to support learners and staff. Opportunities exist for residents to participate in the Wellness Program, and to serve as Wellness Ambassadors or Peer Responders. Peer Responders provide psychological first aid and support to fellow staff and residents experiencing stressful or traumatic patient-related events. Residents are also paired with a mentor and frequent check-ins are encouraged.

More about the Department can be found on our Webpage

Resident Personnel Policies:
The following policies can be located in the Pharmacy Resident Personnel Manual

  • Resident Qualifications
  • Early Commitment Policy
  • Pre-employment drug testing
  • Health insurance and Benefits
  • Licensure requirement for 2/3 of the residency year
  • Moonlighting
  • Duty hours
  • Tracking of duty hours
  • Professional, family, and extended leave policies
  • Dismissal policy and consequences of failure to progress

Requirements

The following are requirements for graduation from the PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy Pharmacy Residency Program at UC Davis Health.  PGY1 requirements for graduation can be found: PGY-1 Acute Care Residency

  1. Copy of certificate of completion of PGY1 residency if PGY1 was performed in another program
  2. California Pharmacist Licensure per pharmacy department residency policy
  3. Successful completion of all required learning experiences and associated assignments
  4. Successful completion of all required rotations/learning experiences with no outstanding “Needs Improvement” on any required rotation objectives and a minimum of 80% reaching “Achieved” by the end of the residency year
  5. Longitudinal Resident Project
    • Protocol development and presentation at Pharmacy Research Oversight Committee (PROC)
    • Development of a formal manuscript suitable for publication
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Presentation of research/QI project at UC Collaborative Conference (or equivalent)
  7. Pharmacy operations staffing requirements as outlined by the residency program description
  8. Pharmacy Grand Rounds on a medication safety topic
  9. End-of-year self-assessment and residency program evaluation
  10. Resident closeout in PharmAcademic with portfolio attachments uploaded
  11. A minimum of 12 months training inclusive of standard vacation, professional and sick leave