PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at UW Health integrates the development of clinical skills and confidence with innovation and leadership to develop the practitioners needed for future roles in health care. Graduates of our program go on to be future leaders as clinical specialists, pharmacy coordinators, and faculty members.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program with an Ambulatory Care Emphasis at UW Health integrates the development of clinical skills and confidence with innovation and leadership in both inpatient and ambulatory care clinical settings. Residents completing this program will have foundational knowledge and skills to practice in the hybrid positions of the future.
PGY1&2 Health-Systems and Pharmacy Administration and Leadership/MS Residency integrates clinical practice with extensive administrative coursework and administrative rotations to form a unique foundation upon which to build a career in an integrated health-system pharmacy administration and leadership.
PGY1 Pharmacy Residency with Informatics Focus integrates the development of both clinical and informatics skills with innovation and leadership to provide the opportunity for residents to develop into a well-rounded clinical pharmacist while tailoring to the interest of the resident to pursue further specialization in informatics. Graduates of this residency go on to pursue further training in pharmacy informatics.
PGY1&2 Medication Systems and Operations Residency offers extensive training to establish advanced and innovative medication systems in clinical, operational and technology settings. Residents learn and apply the fundamentals of hands-on project management (i.e., initiate, plan, execute, and close on team deliverables) for projects of varying complexity and scale. Graduates of the residency obtain leadership positions in hospital pharmacy requiring skills in project management, productivity and systemization.
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency produces pharmacists ready to practice in ambulatory care environments of academic medical centers. By building on longitudinal care of complex patients in the ambulatory setting to experiences from the inpatient clinical environment, residents completing this program are prepared as successful clinical ambulatory care pharmacist capable of leading and managing ambulatory care services within a health care system.
PGY2 Critical Care Residency is designed to train residents to be essential members of the critical care team. Residents will gain skills in managing surgical, medical, burn, neurosciences, pediatric, neonatal and cardiovascular ICU patients. Residents will also be the teaching assistant for the Seminar in Critical Care elective course at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
PGY2 Drug Information Residency is designed to integrate clinical training with optimizing patient care in order to develop proficient pharmacists with specialized skills in drug policy development, implementation, and management. The resident is a member of the UW Health Drug Policy Program which integrates evidence-based medication management and responsible use of health care resources in order to disseminate best practices and reduce variation in the patient care process.
PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residency is a broad educational experience designed to train pharmacists in all aspects of adult and pediatric emergency medicine. This program will prepare pharmacists to work independently and collaboratively with the emergency medicine team to care for adult and pediatric emergency medicine patients at a level 1 academic medical center.
PGY2 Infectious Diseases Residency is primarily focused on the resident becoming a competent infectious diseases clinician. This is accomplished by rounding with adult and pediatric infectious diseases consult services and supporting an antimicrobial stewardship service that serves a broad population spanning four affiliated hospitals, seven intensive care units, a federally recognized comprehensive cancer center, a world-leading transplant center, an outpatient HIV clinic, and a home infusion center. The UW Health Department of Pharmacy works collaboratively with infectious disease physicians and fellows, School of Pharmacy faculty, the Clinical Laboratory Department and Infection Control Division to optimize management of complex infectious diseases. Our department leads innovative approaches to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic target based therapeutics in hospitalized patients.
PGY2 Informatics Residency is uniquely positioned to prepare residents for making significant contributions in the health informatics field. The resident trains with the support of UW Health’s dedicated informatics pharmacy department team and will help maximize the departments state and national contribution in informatics to improve patient care. With our proximity to a major EHR vendor there are also unique opportunities for the resident to gain industry experience through certification and on-site rotations.
PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency is designed to transition PGY1 Pharmacy resident graduates from a generalist to an internal medicine specialist with a focus on the care of adult patients with multiple complex medical problems, primarily in the inpatient setting. Residents who successfully complete the PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency will be able to provide integrated pharmaceutical care at a patient-specific level as well as a patient population level across continuums of care. Furthermore, the program will provide residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into skill, competence, and confidence in providing safe, efficient, and evidence-based cost-effective patient care.
PGY2 Oncology Residency is designed to provide the residents a broad and in-depth exposure to inpatient and outpatient oncology pharmacy practice. This consists of clinical rotations in the inpatient and/or outpatient settings in hematology, various solid tumors (oncology), pediatrics, and stem cell transplantation (BMT, including CAR-T) at an academic medical center designated as a National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) member institution and as a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center. Residents also have experiences in oncology operations and management, as well as longitudinal ambulatory clinics.
PGY2 Pediatrics Residency is designed to provide advanced training in the area of pediatric pharmacy and foster the development of the clinical skills and knowledge base necessary to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to pediatric patients at the American Family Children’s Hospital.
PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Residency program provides the resident with a broad educational experience in solid organ transplantation according to ASHP PGY2 residency training standards. Come learn at a high-volume transplant center with multiple ongoing clinical trials that represent the future of transplantation. The primary focus of the residency is abdominal transplant (kidney, liver, and pancreas) of adult patients with a secondary focus on cardiothoracic (heart and lung) transplant.
PGY2 Specialty Pharmacy Residency The PGY-2 residency in specialty pharmacy at UW Health will develop experts in the business, operational, and clinical components of health system specialty pharmacies. Residents completing this program will have the knowledge and resources to oversee and lead all aspects of a health system specialty pharmacy, including complex disease state management, business strategies, specialty pharmacy marketplace analyses, pharmacy operations, and budgeting/finance. Additionally, as a specialty pharmacy that is triple accredited, the resident will be required to understand and oversee compliance with specialty pharmacy accreditation standards.
University of Wisconsin (UW) Health is the academic medical center and health system for the University of Wisconsin and includes the UW Hospital, American Family Children's Hospital, UW Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center and The American Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Ranked as #17 among more than 4,500 hospitals analyzed according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” in 2019. UW Health’s AFCH is ranked as a top children’s hospitals in 4 medical and surgical specialties in the U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 rankings. It is also ranked as a top 5 hospital for quality among 333 Accountable Care Organizations and has retained the ranking of the #1 hospital in Wisconsin from 2012-2019.
UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 600,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with over 1,750 employed physicians and 17,000 employees at seven hospitals and 86 clinic locations. UW Health is governed by the UW Hospitals and partners with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to fulfill its patient care, education, research, and community service mission.
The department's drug distribution system is heavily supported using automation, innovative robotic and point-of-care technology, which is supported by a fully integrated information system and network. Pharmacist involvement at every step of the medication use process provides high levels of safety and quality in the provision of patient care. The department manages 15 retail pharmacies, a home care company, hospital and long-term care consulting services, Quartz Health Insurance, a specialty pharmacy, a rehab hospital, and a hospice center.
UW Health is a health system that also includes:
American Family Children’s Hospital, a 111-bed facility that is ranked among the top 50 children’s hospitals in six medical and surgical specialties
Swedish American Hospital, a 343-bed community hospital in Rockford, Illinois
UnityPoint Health-Meriter, a 358-bed community hospital in Madison, Wisconsin
UW Health at The American Center, a 56-bed, community health and wellness facility
UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed, post-acute inpatient rehabilitation facility
Belvidere Medical center, a 34-bed, inpatient/outpatient medical center
UW Medical Foundation, Wisconsin’s second-largest medical practice group, representing 1,752 clinical faculty physicians of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Quartz Health Solution, Inc., a subsidiary health insurance provider with more than 350,000 members in a 35-county region in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Iowa
Application Information and Requirements:
Letter of intent / personal statement
Three letters of references
Onsite interview: Applicants selected for an on-site interview will be contacted by the current resident(s) to discuss available dates. Interviews are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays as full-day interviews.
University of Wisconsin (UW) Health will be using ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS™) for all applicants.
Our deadline for applications is January 6th, 2020. All application materials must be in PhORCAS by this date.
The ASHP Matching Program results are announced in March 2020. If you match at UW Health, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the program director and an official job offer from UW Health Human Resources with salary/benefit information, including preliminary on-boarding information.
Approximately $47,500 annually
Residents are provided with 6 days of legal holiday and 10 days of paid time off.
Health insurance (health/vision/dental), funding for professional meetings, travel days to visit other health systems, access to the University of Wisconsin's recreation, educational and cultural facilities
If you have any questions or would like any additional information, you may also contact the administrative assistant, Jen Heyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 263-1290, to direct you to the residency program director regarding any questions about the interview or the program.
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