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Informatics Pharmacy Residency Program

For further information

Please contact:

Kent Bridgeman, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone: 612-262-2264
Email: Kent.Bridgeman@allina.com

Allina Health Pharmacy Services
Mail Route 10807
2925 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Informatics Pharmacy Residency Program

This PGY2 pharmacy residency program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

The Allina Health PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics program will prepare residents to assume the role of a pharmacy informaticist. Projects and longitudinal activities will relate to the resident’s interest in pharmacy informatics and technology. The resident will be exposed to electronic health record management (inpatient, ambulatory and oncology), automation and operational administration, medication management and smart pump analytics, medication safety applied to technology, design and human factors, clinical decision support, operational reporting and analytics, and informatics administration. 

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Program goals

  • Promote pharmaceutical practice in a patient-centered care model
  • Demonstrate basic leadership and management skills 
  • Participate in the interprofessional health care team 
  • Engage in education and training of pharmacy students and peer pharmacists
  • Demonstrate practical application of data analytics and reporting

Learning experiences

Required learning experiences

Your residency will focus on these areas:

  • Orientation
  • Front line/central
  • Automation/operation admin
  • Clinical decision support
  • Epic ambulatory
  • Epic inpatient
  • Epic oncology
  • Informatics leadership
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Capstone 

Elective Learning Experiences

You may also have the opportunity to explore:

  • Automation
  • Project management
  • Infusion pumps/home infusion
  • Retail/specialty operations/standards

Program details

Staffing

In this residency, you will:

  • Conduct inpatient pharmacy operations based on experience
  • Review and process on-call tickets intermittently during the last six months of residency

Benefits and Stipend

Some of the benefits of taking a residency at Allina Health include:

  • Location flexibility (in person and remote work settings)
  • Health, dental and life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Financial support for local and national meetings
  • Stipend: Please contact the residency program director, Kent Bridgeman, for details.

Application process

Prerequisites

  • PharmD degree and completion of an accredited PGY1
  • Licensure as pharmacist in Minnesota no later than August 1st
  • Enrollment in ASHP National Matching Service
  • Direct OPT F-1 or H-1b visa questions to Residency Program Director before submitting application

Application material

  • Deadline: January 1st
  • Submit all application materials through ASHP PhORCAS
For further information please contact:

Kent Bridgeman, PharmD
PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
612-262-2264
Kent.Bridgeman@allina.com

Preceptors

Kent Bridgeman, PharmD
PGY2 Residency Program Director 

Kent Bridgeman graduated with his PharmD and MHI from the University of Minnesota in 2016. He then completed a pharmacy practice residency at Mercy Hospital - Unity Campus in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Since completion of his residency, he has been at Allina Health as an informatics pharmacist. In this role, he covers data analytics and reporting for all of Allina’s pharmacy departments. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his daughter Violet, explore Minnesota waterways by kayak and code.

Matt Wolf, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, DPLA
PGY2 Preceptor

Matt Wolf has worked with Allina Health since 2014. He graduated with his PharmD and MBA from Drake University. He completed a pharmacy practice residency and PGY2 HSPA residency. He then worked as a pharmacist manager at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He currently is a pharmacy coordinator for Allina Health, which entails supporting many medication practices across the organization including medication safety, automation and medication shortages.