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Investigational Drug Service

Pharmacy Residency Program

Program Type: ASHP pre-accredited PGY2 residency

ASHP Match Number:  254347

Purpose: This specialty residency training program in Investigational Drug Service is an organized, directed postgraduate program to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to support clinical drug research. The residency is designed to develop expert skills in a variety of settings that provide care for patients enrolled in clinical trials.   The program was created in order to produce qualified residents capable of performing in an advanced practice care role.

Program Overview: Graduates of the program will have competencies in the provision of care for research participants, the regulatory requirements that govern clinical research, and pharmacy operations required to support the evolving and complex clinical research enterprise.  Participants will be expected to be a leader capable of managing the care of research participants, collaborating with the health care team to provide safe and effective care to research participants, understanding institutional operations for the conduct of research, and advancing practice for this patient population.  

Training Experience:

  • Collaboration with the health care team to provide safe and effective patient care
  • Understanding of the drug approval process and the implications of each component on organizational operations and role of key stakeholders
  • Management of the medication –use process for drugs used in clinical trials
  • Understanding of  institutional, federal and state regulations that govern research
  • Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
  • Develop skills in financial management and budgeting of services to support clinical trials
  • Experience with the external agencies, organizations and sponsors that impact the conduct of research

Residency Rotation:

Core rotations

  • IDS Operations Rotations (2)
  • Clinical Research Office
  • Johns Hopkins Human Resources Protection Programs Office
  • Drug Development (2)
  • Longitudinal Outpatient clinic
  • Patient Care Team (ex: Leukemia service, HIV Service, or Pediatric Oncology)
  • IDS Leadership and Management
  • Research Medication Safety and Clinical Decision Support

Elective rotations

  • FDA: Office of Clinical Pharmacology
  • NIH: National Cancer Institute, Pharmaceutical Management Branch
  • Drug manufacturer: Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Discovery and Development

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

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

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

Application Information: Link to the application information: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/pharmacy/residents/application/

Special Requirements for Application: Doctorate of Pharmacy degree or equivalent experience. Eligibility for licensure in Maryland. Application material should include a curriculum vitae documenting: (a) education, (b) work experience, (c) rotations, (d) community service, (e) association involvement, (f) leadership, (g) awards/honors, (h) presentations and publications, (i) letter of intent, (j) three references and your (k) College of Pharmacy transcript. Participation in the ASHP Matching program as a PGY-1 candidate. Participation in Personnel Placement Service at the Midyear Clinical Meeting is recommended.  Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Janet Mighty, B.S. Pharm, M.B.A.

Janet Mighty, B.S. Pharm, M.B.A.

Director, Investigational Drug Service
B.S. Pharmacy, University of Maryland
Masters in Business Administration, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Contact Information

Location: The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe St./Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287-6180

Phone (Office): 410-955-6337
Email: jmighty1@jhmi.edu