University of Wisconsin–Madison

Certificate in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes

Essential Skills for evidence-based formulary decision-making within Pharmacy and Therapeutics committees

Healthcare professional taking notes for formulary drug evaluationPharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) committees help determine which drugs will be included in a drug formulary. They operate in various settings such as hospitals and managed care organizations. Committee members come from a wide variety of backgrounds. They can be physicians, nurses, pharmacists, scientists and others in the healthcare industry.

This causes variances in practices for clinicians who contribute to P&T committees. Implementing a consistent operating and training program for committee members can be challenging. P&T Committee members must understand how to evaluate the medical literature and use evidence-based practice to make formulary decisions.

Both committee members and non-members make significant contributions to the drug evaluation and formulary management process. The UIC-UW “Certificate in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes” provides clarity and structure to the evidence evaluation process. The curriculum is designed to improve decision making among all contributors. This 100% online certificate program provides you with training in evidence-based decision making. Upon completion, you will gain skills critical to the formulary drug selection process.

Through a series of eight modules, taken at your own pace you will receive training in areas like:

  • Creating drug evaluation and selection strategies
  • Development of committee materials
  • Strategies for searching and evaluating medical literature
  • Applying medical evidence to decision making

We also provide customized training in Formulary Drug Evaluation Processes. We can design the modules and delivery to meet the needs of your organization. Please contact us if you would like us to customize the program for your organization.

Developed & Conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago in cooperation with the Division of Pharmacy Professional Development, School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Registration Information

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Refund Policy

Course date:Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 16, 2020
Location:
Course fee:

$275 Pharmacy residents

$950 Healthcare professionals

$1295 Non-health professionals

20% discount to companies registering 2 or more people at the same time.
Contact course director for more information.

Refund policy: A refund less a $50 administative fee will be provided if a registrant needs to cancel.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

1.    Recognize the differences in types of members and clinical drug evaluation processes of Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees within various healthcare settings.

2.    Explain the scientific and practical aspects one should consider when clinically evaluating drugs.

3.    Summarize the skills required to conduct a thorough search of medical literature, as well as identify valid and reliable medical information sources.

4.    Describe the process of systematically evaluating, through various tools, the medical literature for inclusion within a clinical drug evaluation.

5.    Critique the recommended components of a drug class evaluation document.

Who Should Attend

  • Clinicians seeking to expand their skills in the retrieval, evaluation, and application of biomedical information in the context of formulary management
  • Clinicians who wish to strengthen their ability to author effective and thorough drug monographs and class review documents for consideration by P&T Committees
  • Employees in healthcare settings who are not members of but contribute to P&T Committees and who wish to improve their value to the Committee through a better understanding of formulary management
  • Entire P&T Committees who desire to ensure all members possess a consistent level of education in literature evaluation and formulary management 

Course Outline

Training Modules

The training program modules are listed below.  Students will be tested for learning at the end of each module. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion of all modules.

  • Module 1: Structure and function of the P&T Committee
  • Module 2: Strategies for formulary management
  • Module 3: Anatomy of a drug class review
  • Module 4: Review of clinical trial designs
  • Module 5: Basic biostatistical methods
  • Module 6: Critical analysis of medical literature
  • Module 7: Medical literature searching
  • Module 8: Pharmacoeconomics

Instructors

Janna Afanasjeva, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Randy Hatton, BPharm, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
Clinical Professor
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy

Heather Ipema, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Brett Kelly, BS Pharm, MS,
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Mary Lynn Moody, BS Pharm,
Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Pharmacist
Pharmacy Practice University of Illinois at Chicago

Ryan Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Samantha Spencer, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Pharmacy Drug Information Group (DIG)

Dan Touchette, PharmD, MA
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Systems Outcomes and Policy and Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

CE Credit

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this a knowledge based activity for 15.00 hours or 1.5 CEUs of CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity, the assessment and the evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

UAN: JA0000358-18-031-H04-P,  (15.00 hours or 1.5 CEUs)

 

 

Program Coordinator

Brett Kelly, BS Pharm, MS

Division of Pharmacy Professional Development
777 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 890-1886
brett.kelly@wisc.edu

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