Megan Park Corsi, PharmD, MBA
PGY2/DBA Health System Pharmacy Administration Resident

Biography

Megan Park Corsi is the current PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administrative Resident at the University of Chicago Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Business Administration from Roseman University of Health Sciences. Previously, she founded, owned, and operated a long-term care pharmacy, which she sold to pursue residency training.

 

During her years at Roseman she held two pharmacy intern positions concurrently at a 503B outsourcing pharmacy and community pharmacy while serving in multiple leadership capacities in student and professional organizations. Her interests include administration specifically concentrated in oncology, ambulatory care, and medication safety. Additionally, she is highly interested in research, academia, and advocacy. She completed the ASHP’s Pharmacy Leadership Academy during her first residency year and is looking forward to applying the knowledge and skills learned to her practice focusing on developing and implementing innovative and progressive care setting the highest standards of practice for her administrative year.

PGY2 Research

Research is one of Megan's foremost interests in discovering how to consistently improve quality and drive innovative practice. During her second year of residency training, Megan is pursuing three main research projects.

First of which includes researching the economic impact of adverse drug events at two large academic medical centers. This research will help to reset and recharge the financial impact and quantification of these events to drive resource allocation and higher visibility of how care is delivered and assuring quality improvement efforts applied to discovery.

Secondly, Megan is working with the UChicago Department of Quality and Health Analytics to create justification and assess impact of mastering the patient record. This project will assess and quantify the risks associated with fragmented electronic records across the spectrum of health delivery.

Lastly, Megan is driving the remodeling efforts of UChicago's Drug Distribution Model. This project and research methodology is focused on defining pain points and waste within the medical centers drug distribution process, restructuring the current fill model to best fit the volumes data associated with drug delivery, and finally is restructuring staffing models to match the future state map to create viable operational flow to assure optimal patient care and fast, efficient, safe therapy delivery. Clinical and operational impact will be evaluated.

PGY1 Research

Titled “the impact and valuation of transitioning inpatient chemotherapy regimens to the outpatient setting,” Megan's PGY1 research and quality improvement project focuses on the cost-savings to the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) of shifting R-ICE and R-EPOCH therapies to outpatient administration. Secondary outcomes include analyzing other quality indices such as measuring chemotherapy cycle adherence, analysis of planned versus unplanned hospitalizations as a surrogate for adverse effect monitoring, and effect of patient inpatient volumes for patient’s undergoing treatment with these therapies to further gauge impact to UCM. This quality improvement analysis will serve as justification if found to have cost-savings to aid in the transition of other similar profile regimens to the outpatient setting.

Value of the UCM Program

In Megan's own words, "The HSPA Residency at UCM provides an incredibly unique and multifaceted opportunity to diversify and expand upon leadership skills and abilities while training in a rigorous clinical environment. I am looking forward to implementing innovative and progressive care setting the highest standards of practice. This residency has and will continue to provide tools and critical success factors necessary to put in place systems to effectively manage and provide a framework that protects patients and continuously strives to elevate standards of care. I know training at UCM will challenge and push me to achieve excellence. I am confident that this program will prepare me for the evolving landscape of pharmacy and healthcare."

My Favorite Aspects of the UCM Program

  • Incredible Leadership Team and Preceptorship

  • Pharmacy Leadership Academy

  • Committee Involvement

  • Clinical On-Call Program

Selected Presentations

  • Grand Rounds Presentation: Cultural Competence in Pharmacy Practice: A Patient Safety Pre-Requisite

  • Grand Rounds Presentation: Precision Medicine: The Impact of the NCI-MATCH Trail (in progress)

Committees

  • Resident Development Committee

  • Scheduling Coordinator

  • Pharmacy Week Committee

  • Pharmacy Policy & Procedures Committee

  • PARC Research Committee

  • Pharmacy Leadership Academy Courses:Leading the Pharmacy Business Enterprise: Building the Business of Pharmacy (Completed: 8/19/2016)

  • Group Project: Innovating PLAH Pharmacy Services: Reorganization and Improvement of the Pharmacy Department

  • Leading with Influence (Completed: 9/30/2016)

  • Group Project: Self Leadership: A Pharmacists Guide to Self-Leadership

  • Leading System Reliability: Safety and Quality (In Progress –Completion: 11/11/2016)

  • Leading Financial Effectiveness (Completed: 2/17/2017)

  • Leading Transformational Change and Innovation (Completed: 3/31/2017)

  • Strategic Clinical Leadership (Completed: 5/12/2017)

  • Leading the Pharmacy Enterprise for Organizational Success (Completed: 6/30/2017)

PGY2 Committee Involvement

  • Chief Pharmacy Resident (Oversight of all Seven Resident Committees)

  • Practice Model Committee

  • Drug Shortages Committee

  • Clinical/Operations Committee

  • Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee

  • Pharmacy Week Committee (Co-Chair)

  • ACCP National Research Affairs Committee (Resident Member)

  • PARC Research Committee (Executive Council Chair)

Megan's PGY2 Administrative Rotation Schedule

Module 1: Advanced Clinical Management

Module 2: Pharmacy Practice Experience

Module 3: Senior Pharmacy Leadership

Module 4: Advanced Pharmacy Operations

Module 5: Advanced Senior Pharmacy Leadership

Module 6: Residency Program Development

Module 7: Quality, Data, and Health Analytics

Module 8: Advanced Medication Safety  and Data/Quality

Module 9: Ambulatory Management

Module 10: Pediatric Pharmacy Administration

Module 11: Pharmacy Practice Experience

Megan's PGY1 Clinical Rotation Schedule

Module 1: Internal Medicine Hospitalist Service

Module 2: Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit

Module 3.1: Comer Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 3.1: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Module 4.1: Anticoagulation Management Service Ambulatory Care Clinic

Module 4.2: Pharmacy Administration

Module 5.1: Comer Pharmacy and IV Room

Module 5.2: Medication Safety

Module 6: Supportive Oncology

Module 7: Pediatric Oncology

Module 8.1: Finance and Reimbursement

Module 8.2: Comer Pharmacy and IV Room

Contact Information:

Megan.Corsi@uchospitals.edu