Residency Program Design and Conduct

Residency Program Design and Conduct

Monday, April 23 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

In this workshop, attendees will review accreditation standards for the design and conduct of a PGY1 Managed Care pharmacy residency program, including requirements related to program purpose, competency areas, goals and objectives, program structure, learning experiences, orientation, preceptor roles, evaluation, resident development plans, and continuous residency program improvement. Attendees may bring materials from their program for review during the workshop. Take advantage of the opportunity to get your questions answered and share ideas for meeting the new PGY1 Managed Care accreditation requirements.

Registration Fee: $375 member/non-member

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Jim Carlson, PharmD, is an accreditation services associate in ASHP’s Accreditation Services Division. Jim has been employed as ASHP’s lead surveyor since 2016, conducting accreditation site surveys for pharmacy residency programs throughout the United States. Jim earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy, and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining ASHP, Jim worked in pharmacy leadership positions at Group Health and Regence BlueCross Blue Shield in Seattle for more than 30 years. He has experience in hospital, ambulatory care and managed care aspects of pharmacy. He was a PGY1 and PGY1 Managed Care Pharmacy residency program director for over 25 years. He is past Chair of the ASHP Commission on Credentialing.


Diane Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP,
received her PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a specialty residency in primary care at the University Of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City, OK.  She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care, a certified diabetes educator and certified professional in patient safety.  Dr. Erdman started her clinical pharmacy career after residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia and then took a position at the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic at Fort McPherson as the only clinical pharmacy specialist. There her practice included disease statement management, initiating diabetes classes and anticoagulation clinic, medication safety, and formulary management.   In 2005, Dr. Erdman joined Kaiser Permanente-Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia as a clinical pharmacy specialist providing diabetes, hypertension and lipid management and became a clinical pharmacy manager with oversight of the CKD, ID, Hepatitis C, oncology and acute care pharmacy services in 2008.  Dr. Erdman also served as the residency program director for the PGY1 managed care and PGY2 ambulatory care programs from 2007-2015. In February 2015, Dr. Erdman joined Wheaton Franciscan-St. Joseph in Milwaukee, WI as the pharmacy clinical manager and residency program director for the PGY1 residency program.  Currently, she is the statewide manager for Education and Clinical Pharmacy Programs for Ascension Wisconsin.  She continues as a PGY1 pharmacy residency program director at St. Joseph hospital and also serves as the Ascension Wisconsin PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency coordinator.  Her practice interests include ambulatory care, medication safety and quality improvement.  She is a member of a number of professional organizations and serves as the AMCP representative on the ASHP Commission on Credentialing and as a clinician surveyor for ASHP PGY1 Managed Care, PGY1 Pharmacy, and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency accreditation surveys.

Leah S. Smith, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, is an accreditation services associate in ASHP’s Accreditation Services Office. Leah has been employed with ASHP as a lead surveyor since 2016, conducting accreditation site surveys for pharmacy residency programs throughout the United States. Leah earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C. She then completed an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta. Prior to joining ASHP, Leah was a clinical pharmacist at Grady Health System, with a practice including patients admitted to the Neurology service. She also practiced in the Diabetes Clinic, managing medication therapy for underserved members of the community. During her tenure at Grady Health System, Leah served as a preceptor for the ASHP-accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. Subsequently, Leah joined Humana, Inc., as a clinical pharmacist in the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. She also served as a clinician educator, a member of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) MTM workgroup, and a preceptor for the ASHP-accredited PGY1 Managed Care Residency program. Leah is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a certified geriatric pharmacist.


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