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Pharmacy Residency Program: Medication Use Safety

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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 process improvements that improve patient care safety. Specific goals and objectives are modeled after the Medication-Use-System Safety Strategy document developed by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (entire document can be found at http://www.ashp.org/patient-safety/MS3-1.pdf).

Program Overview: The goal of this residency is to prepare the resident to assume a leadership role in devising and implementing process improvements 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 positioned well to function as a Medication Safety Coordinator in a health-system setting.

Training Experience: 

  • JHHParticipate 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 course offered at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
  • Design and complete a self-directed research project focusing on some aspect of medication-use safety.
  • Actively participate on committees involving medication safety.

  • Rotations: 
  • Institute of Safe medication Practices
  • ASHOP 

Benefits: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/benefits/

Staffing: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/about/staffing.html

On-Call: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/about/on-call.html

Application Information:
All applications will be accepted through PHORCAS
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/application/index.html

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Program Director:
E. Robert Feroli, Pharm.D., FASHP
Title: Medication Safety Officer



E. Robert Feroli Jr., Pharm.D., FASHP (Bob) is the Medication Safety Officer for the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is also the Director for the PGY-2 Medication Use Safety Residency and serves as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School Of Pharmacy where he teaches a course in Medication Use Safety. Dr. Feroli received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and his Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy. 

Over the years, Dr. Feroli has been very active with the Maryland Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP) serving on many committees and in many leadership roles including president of MSHP. Currently, Dr. Feroli is serving on the ASHP Foundation selection panel charged with choosing an annual winner for the “Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety.”

One of Dr. Feroli’s primary responsibilities is to help minimize patient harm caused by medication errors using both prospective and retrospective methodologies. In this regard, Dr. Feroli is the chairman of the Medication Error Reduction Implementation Team (MERIT). MERIT is a subcommittee of the Johns Hopkins Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and is charge with overseeing issues involving the safe use of medications including those safety items mandated by regulatory agencies (e.g., FDA, Board of Pharmacy) and standard setting agencies (e.g., JCAHO).

Dr. Feroli has extensive experience visiting international hospitals that have formed affiliations with Johns Hopkins. During these visits, Dr. Feroli provides consultation focusing on the Medication-Use system to improve safety, efficiency, therapeutic appropriateness and compliance with Joint Commission International (JCI) standards. 

Contact Information:

E. Robert Feroli, Pharm.D.
Program Director, Medication Use Safety Residency
Department of Pharmacy
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street, Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180
Phone: (410) 955-4184
FAX: (410) 955-0287
Email: bferoli@jhmi.edu

 

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