Practitioner in Residence (PIR) Mentorship


Cancelled: After consideration of the latest information being put forth by the CDC, WHO, and other experts surrounding Covid-19, and also out of an abundance of precaution for everyone’s health and well being, ISMP has decided to cancel the March30-April 3 Practitioner in Residence (PIR)  program.  

Make a contribution to a safer world by preventing medication errors


Why a Mentorship?

  1. Individualized one-week experience to increase your success as a medication safety leader
  2. Participate in a tremendously valuable safety program with a comprehensive review of pertinent medication safety concepts
  3. Interact in an environment which fosters ideas for real process and cultural change
  4. Unique opportunity to learn from and network with ISMP staff and fellow PIR participants
  5. Advanced program that makes the best use of your professional time and dollars spent


A summary of why our collective work matters:

  • Learning the skills it takes to create the desired medication safety systems you would want for your own family 
  • Obtaining the latest tools and cutting-edge training to enable your success in attaining your organizational safety goals
  • Building a network of medication safety practitioners from across the country

Price: $5,000 USD*
*Price does not include travel and lodging.

"Outstanding! I had high expectations based on all the previous material I had accessed from the ISMP but the program was even better than I had anticipated."

-PhD Candidate focused on identifying opioid errors in specialist adult palliative care services

"Phenomenal, Outstanding, Above and Beyond what I imagined.  The expertise and Passion that is exhibited by entire Staff is a welcomed atmosphere for Medication Safety."

-Medication Quality and Safety Coordinator, a 288 bed hospital

In addition to the above, participants will be encouraged to present areas of interest (opportunities for improvement) from their own organization in which they could benefit from direct ISMP dialogue and support. The opportunity for Individual mentor time will be provided towards completion of these goals. Upon completion of the week, the participating practitioner will have acquired a variety of tools and resources useful to advance organizational medication safety efforts, carry out medication error and risk surveillance, and plan for the implementation of individualized medication error reduction plans at their respective facilities.