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Pharmacy Residency Program: Pharmacy Informatics


NOTE: Recruitment for the next resident in this program will begin in fall 2018, for the 2019-2021 resident..

Program Type: Two year residency (PGY1 and PGY2); ASHP accredited
ASHP Match Number: 153720

Purpose:This two-year residency training program in Pharmacy Informatics is defined as an organized, directed postgraduate program of practical experience in pharmacy clinical practice and informatics. The residency is designed to develop expert skills and competencies in pharmacy practice and informatics.

Program Overview: Primary objective of the program is to prepare pharmacists to assume informatics positions in healthcare related informatics fields. The PGY1 year will be structured as a Pharmacy Practice residency with focus in pharmacy informatics and the PGY2 year will be structured as a specialty in pharmacy informatics. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge to understand and analyze the changing nature of today’s complex medical delivery systems, plus the resources and savvy to anticipate and respond to those changes.

Training Experience:

  • Opportunity to provide pharmaceutical care to patients in multiple settings and develop independent learning skills
  • Provide effective drug education to others, understand research methods and opportunities, and recognize the principles and application of drug use control
  • Assume personal responsibility for effecting change in clinical practice
  • Interdisciplinary problem solving and decision making skills
  • Knowledge and expertise in managing cost-effective utilization of technology and clinical applications through the application of economic principles
  • Strategies in the prevention of medication errors and adverse events
  • Knowledge to identify, analyze, and evaluate technology trends
  • Application of technology and clinical informatics
  • Role of pharmacy in conducting and supporting information technology
  • Integration of technology with pharmacy practice in order to provide clinically focused, safe, and efficient patient care
  • Integration of information technology across the organization


  • Core Rotations for PGY1 year
    Rotations consistent with PGY1 Pharmacy Practice requirements.
  • Elective Rotations for PGY1 year:
    • Adult Emergency Medicine
    • Oncology
      • Options include: Adult Hematologic Malignancies, Medical Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Infectious Disease/Antibiotic Management Program
    • Inpatient HIV
    • Pediatrics
      • Options include: Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Pediatric Intensive Care, Pediatric Nutrition Support, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    • Psychiatry
    • Medication Quality and Outcomes
    • Investigational Drug Service
    • Pain and Palliative care
    • Medication Safety
    • Transplant Nephrology
  • Core Rotations for PGY2 year:
    • Clinical Informatics / Med Use Policy 
    • Clinical Applications Administration
    • Distribution Technology
    • Information Systems / Technology
    • Medication Use Informatics
    • Oncology Clinical Decision Support
    • Project Management
    • Epic Willow
    • Pharmacy Business Intelligence and Data Analytics




Application Deadline: January 1, 2018

Program Director

Alix Dabb, PharmD. 

Title: Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Oncology Clinical Decision Support
Education: Doctor of Pharmacy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, 2001
Residency in Pediatric Pharmacotherapy, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy/Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper Hospital University Medical Center
Residency in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital




Alix Dabb, Pharm.D
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Location: 600 North Wolfe Street/Carnegie 180
Baltimore, MD 21287
Office: 443-287-0559