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"NOTE: This position has been filled for the 2016 - 2017 residency year."
Program Type: ASHP Accredited PGY2 Residency
ASHP Match Number: 536377
Purpose: This residency program prepares residents to assume the responsibilities of a Medication-Safety Officer in a health-system setting. Residents will have developed the skills to assume a leadership role in devising and implementing system changes that improve patient care safety.
Program Overview: The goal of this residency is to prepare the resident to assume a leadership role in devising and implementing system changes that improve patient care safety. Through this unique program, residents gain experience in various methodologies used to measure medication-use safety, participate in the application of technologies that improve the medication-use process, learn and apply methods to promote a culture of safety, analyze complex systems to identify and correct system flaws, develop effective communication techniques and understand the many human-factors that impact the safety of patient care. Upon completion of this program the individual will be well-positioned to function as a Medication Safety Coordinator in a health-system setting.
- Participate in the application of technologies that improve the medication-use process
- Learn and apply methods to promote a culture of safety
- Analyze complex systems to identify and correct system flaws
- Develop effective communication techniques and understand the may human factors that impact the safety of patient care
- Participate in the teaching of the Medication Safety elective course offered at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
- Design and complete a self-directed research project with a focusing on medication-use safety.
- Participate and lead committees promoting medication safety.
- Complete a longitudinal educational experience with the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy.
- Institute of Safe medication Practices
All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS
Program Director: Rosemary Call, Pharm.D., BCPS
Title: Medication Safety Officer, Adult Med/Surg/Critical Care
Rosemary Call, Pharm.D., BCPS is a Medication Safety Officer at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is also the Director for the PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency. Dr. Call received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy where she also completed her PGY1 in Community and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. Dr. Call completed a PGY2 in Medication-Use Safety at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Call is an active member of the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP) Medication Safety Committee and was recently appointed to the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners’ Group on Medication Safety.
Dr. Call’s primary responsibility is investigating medication-related events and helping develop system changes that promote the safe use of medications within the hospital and health-system. She is a member of various committees supporting patient and medication quality and safety, and leads and participates in numerous multi-disciplinary initiatives to improve safety, efficiency, therapeutic appropriateness, and compliance with regulatory standards.
Rosemary Call, Pharm.D., BCPS
Medication Safety Officer, Adult Med/Surg/Critical Care
PGY2 Medication-Use Safety Residency Director
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Pharmacy Services
600 North Wolfe Street, Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287
Office: (443) 287-6850
PING/cell: (228) 697-8496
Fax: (410) 502-0606