ISMP Safe medication management fellowshipS
Two Positions Available
ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellowship
Supported by Express Scripts
Stephen R. Lewis, MD Fellowship
Supported by CareFusion
Application deadline: March 31, 2014
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. Fellows 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 programs are unique 12-month learning experiences beginning each July that educate a healthcare practitioner in error prevention and safe medication use methods. Applications for the 2014-2015 fellowship are due March 31, 2014.
Fellows are based in ISMP’s Horsham, PA, office near Philadelphia, and learn and work 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. ISMP fellows also work 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 Fellowships are challenging, rewarding experiences that are a clear enhancement to career growth. Fellows have the unique opportunity to make a real difference in medication safety.
See the links below for more information on the fellowships, including a course outline, description of duties, and application.
Please note: The course outline, description of duties, and application are the same for both fellowships.
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