ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship
Application deadline: March 31, 2016
Despite our best efforts, medication errors happen every day, to every kind of practitioner in every kind of healthcare setting. Very often, the margin of safety depends heavily on the dedication and ability of healthcare professionals. The Fellow of the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) can be an important part of that safety margin; their work is an instrumental part of ISMP’s efforts to expand knowledge about medication errors and prevention methods.
ISMP’s Safe Medication Management Fellowship program is a unique 12-month learning experience open to U.S. citizens. This fellowship, beginning each July educates a healthcare practitioner in error prevention and safe medication use methods. Applications for the 2016-2017 fellowship are due March 31, 2016.
The fellow is based in ISMP’s Horsham, PA, office near Philadelphia, and learns and works collaboratively with leading experts to develop and implement interdisciplinary error-prevention strategies that focus on system analysis and effectively reduce the risk of medication errors.
However, expanding knowledge and developing strategies is only half the picture--communication and education are the other half. The ISMP fellow also works on broad-based communication and education initiatives that reach healthcare professionals and the public with crucial information about the nature of medication errors, what must be done to prevent them, and how to manage errors that do occur.
The ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship is a challenging, rewarding experience that is a clear enhancement to career growth. The fellow has the unique opportunity to make a real difference in medication safety.
See the links below for more information on the fellowship, including a course outline, description of duties, and application.
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ISMP also has the FDA/ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship program. For more information on that fellowship program, click here.