Fairview Health System
Host Site: Fairview Health System
NMS Match Code: 111229
Program Length: 1 year
No. of Positions: 2 per year
Site Coordinator: Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP
Additional Preceptors: Allyson Schlichte, PharmD, M.B.A., Nicole Paterson, PharmD, BCPS, Heidi Burres, PharmD, BCACP, Kelly Schweim, PharmD, BCACP
Resident: Meet the current residents
Fairview Health Services is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 12 hospitals — including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital — serving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota. Our broad continuum includes primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network, and health insurer PreferredOne. Fairview has enjoyed a long partnership with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians, which is represented in the University of Minnesota Health brand. In 2018, we extended our partnership, with work underway to build an academic health system focused on patient-centered care, innovation, and clinical excellence.
Fairview at a glance
5,000+ system providers
12 hospitals & medical centers
2,071 staffed beds
56 primary care clinics
90+ senior housing locations
360,000 health plan members
54 MTM clinic locations (40 primary care, 14 specialty care)
Fairview Pharmacy Services: Fairview has provided comprehensive medication management (CMM) services (referred to as MTM) in their clinics since 1998. We currently have 42 MTM pharmacists. Each year, our team has over 25,000 patient visits.
Other Fairview Pharmacy Services areas include: retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, home care and hospice, long-term care pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, home infusion pharmacy, clinical trials and Fairview’s own PBM, Clearscript
A typical work week includes 4 days in direct patient care in our primary care (family and internal medicine) clinics. The resident will work collaboratively with the clinic care team to address patient’s medication related concerns. Residents will meet with patients face-to-face in the clinic as well as complete telephone visits. In addition to providing CMM services, the resident will be available to answer drug information questions (dosage recommendations, formulary medications, etc.) and research medication topics to assist clinic staff. Each resident will develop their own collaborative practice agreement with the providers at their clinic. Additionally, residents are given the opportunity to precept APPE students during their clinic time.
In addition to direct patient care, the resident will also complete a one-month management rotation that will extend longitudinally throughout the year (one day per week). The management rotation will expose the resident to system-level pharmacy projects, population health, contracting with health insurers and the financial management of a large MTM program. Additionally, on this non-clinic day, the resident will also devote time to working on the residency project, management projects, creating a monthly pharmacy-related update to educate Fairview providers, and completing activities set forth by the University of Minnesota (Academic Day, Curbside Consult, etc). There is also the opportunity to help teach the Building an MTM Practice elective course at the University of Minnesota. Residents will also have a staffing requirement at the Riverside discharge pharmacy.
Amanda Brummel, PharmD, BCACP has been employed by Fairview Pharmacy Services since 1999 when she graduated from the University of Minnesota. While at Fairview, Amanda has built and practiced Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in multiple clinic locations, was the clinical supervisor for the MTM department, and the MTM Operations & Program Manager. In Amanda’s current role as the Vice President, Clinical Pharmacy Services, she has responsibility for the MTM program, the anticoagulation program, and the clinical development and integration of ambulatory pharmacy services in the Fairview Health Network including transitions of care and quality outcome measurement. She works closely with the Fairview Medical Group and the Fairview Network in our population health approach and new payer product development. Amanda is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of MN. She teaches the elective course, “How to Build an MTM Practice” and also co-developed an on-line CE course on building an MTM practice. She has published multiple articles on MTM and pharmacy’s role in the care team. She has chaired and served on multiple committees and is a current member of the Minnesota Pharmacists Association (Board Member), the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA).
Allyson Schlichte, PharmD, M.B.A., is the Medication Therapy Management Operations Lead for Fairview Pharmacy Services. Allyson graduated from Drake University with a PharmD and M.B.A. She has been providing care for patients since she started at Fairview as an Ambulatory Care resident in 2006. After residency, Allyson started a new MTM practice and clinical pharmacist position at the Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center and is currently providing MTM services at the Fairview Uptown Clinic. As the Operations Lead for MTM Allyson interfaces with Fairview’s MTM clients/payors and implements new programs for the MTM team. Allyson also serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota APPE students. Allyson was named University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year for 2017-2018.
Nicole Paterson, PharmD, BCPS is a Medication Therapy Management Practitioner at Fairview Pharmacy Services. Nicole graduated from The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy and completed an ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Practice Residency at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. Nicole is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist. Nicole has been a Medication Therapy Management Provider for the past 21 years and has started MTM at 5 different Fairview Clinics, including her current location at Fairview Eagan Clinic. She is on the implementation design team for Primary Care Transformation and continues to participate in the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Suite care package. Nicole serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy APPE students. Nicole was named University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy Residency Preceptor of the Year for 2011-2012.
Heidi Burres, PharmD, BCACP is a Medication Therapy Management Provider for Fairview Pharmacy Services. Heidi graduated with her PharmD degree in May 2010 from the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus. She started with the Fairview MTM program as an Ambulatory Care resident in 2010. Since completion of her residency, Heidi has started MTM practices at the Fairview Brooklyn Park and Fridley clinics. Heidi currently provides MTM services at the Edina clinic and is a supervisor for the MTM department. Heidi also serves as a preceptor for University of Minnesota APPE students and a mentor for first year pharmacy students.
Kelly Schweim, PharmD, BCACP has been a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Pharmacist for Fairview Pharmacy Services since 2006 and has been a residency preceptor since 2010. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 2005, she completed a one-year ambulatory care residency at the Fairview Crosstown Clinic. Kelly started providing MTM services in April 2006 at the University of Minnesota Primary Care Center. Currently, Kelly practices at the Fairview Burnsville clinic and is a supervisor for the MTM department.