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Drug Information Center

Purdue University School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and IU Health offer a one-year ASHP accredited PGY2 Residency in Drug Information/Drug Use Policy. This residency program provides advanced training in an institutional-based drug information center on various topics, including the provision of drug information, formulary and drug use policy management, adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation and reporting, literature analysis and integration of service throughout a multi-hospital system. Objectives of this residency parallel those developed by ASHP for PGY2 Residency Training in Drug Information Practice.


The Indiana University Health/Purdue University PGY2 Drug Information Residency provides advanced training in an institutional-based drug information center, including the provision of drug information, formulary management, drug use policy management, adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation, literature analysis, teaching at the university setting, pharmacy management, and integration of services throughout a multi-hospital system. The successful resident will demonstrate a desire to learn, a sincere interest in the profession, dedication to achieving all outcomes of the residency, and the clinical and professional skill set to practice at the level of a drug information specialist.

PGY2 pharmacy residencies in drug information are designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to a specialized role as an organizational leader in the development of safe and effective medication-use policies and/or processes and in the expert analysis of medication-related information.

Residents leave the program as experts in searching, retrieving, analyzing, synthesizing, and disseminating biomedical literature. Their analysis includes the ability to differentiate the degree to which information is evidence-based. They can assert their ability to access and interpret the facts as decisions about policy development for the use of medications, and the development of medication-use processes that reflect those policies, are made. Graduates possess the advanced facilitation skills to inform the organization’s policy-making bodies, influence their decision making, and participate in the management of the decision-making process.

Pharmacists completing the residency are well prepared to meet the education and training needs of both health care professionals and health care professionals in training. Also, they are very capable of representing the pharmacy perspective in designing and applying technology and automation systems. Their excellent writing skills equip them to both contribute to the biomedical literature themselves and to provide peer review for other contributors.

The superior communication skills developed in this residency enable a graduate to function as a leader for activities such as conducting drug information practice-related projects and contributing to the management of other projects.


Rotation Structure

Areas of experience will include, but are not limited to:

Required Longitudinal Rotations

  • Medication Use Evaluation
  • Project
  • Staffing

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Drug Information 1, 2 & 3
  • Drug-Use Policy 1, 2, & 3
  • Medication Safety 1
  • Academic Pharmacy
  • Administration
  • Elective Rotations


Residency Completion

To complete the PGY2 Drug Information Residency, the resident will:

  • Have active involvement in the management of drug use policy efforts at IU Health including participation in Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee activities, formulary management, and implementation of drug policy guidelines and protocols throughout a multi-hospital system.
  • Focus on quality improvement efforts involving adverse drug reaction and medication variance evaluation and reporting including participation in the Medication Safety Committee.
  • Provision of drug information to health care professionals affiliated with IU Health and surrounding health care settings.
  • Prepare and publication of pharmacy newsletters.
  • Teach Purdue University PharmD candidates in both didactic and experiential settings.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities associated with an institutional-based Drug Use Policy Service and Purdue University Department of Pharmacy Practice.


How to Apply

The qualified applicant must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for Indiana licensure. Completion of a prior ASHP accredited PGY1 residency is required. All offers are contingent upon a background check, reference check, and pre-placement health assessment, which includes a drug test. If selected for an on-site interview, a presentation and completion of clinical case will be required.

Deadline for PhORCAS Application: January 5
Application Requirements (Submitted via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three ASHP Recommendation Forms
  • Official College Transcripts


Contact Information

Jennifer Reddan, PharmD, FASHP
IU Health Department of Pharmacy Services
170 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Office: 317.962.1437
Fax: 317.962.1756