Pharmacy Residency

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee
2323 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Hospital (CSMM) is a community teaching hospital located in Milwaukee just north of downtown. The Lake Drive Campus is made up of two hospitals, the Main Hospital and Women’s Medical Center, and two large clinics, Prospect Medical Commons and Water Tower Medical Commons. Average daily inpatient census is approximately 225 patients.

CSMM offers advanced cardiovascular and neurological surgery services, a regional burn center, women’s health services, a neonatal intensive care unit, 48 adult intensive care unit beds, 130 medical/surgical beds. an inpatient behavioral health unit, an inpatient rehabilitation unit, and a 45-bed emergency department. Additionally, an outpatient chemotherapy infusion center is part of the campus. CSMM serves as the tertiary care referral center for seven southeastern Wisconsin Ascension hospitals. As a result, the area’s most complex medical and surgical cases come to CSMM for care.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee is proud to launch a new pharmacy residency program with the first class starting in July 2019

Pharmacy Department
The Department of Pharmacy is open 24
hours/day, 7 days/week. Services are provided
through decentralized pharmacists and the
main pharmacy.

Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
    - Warfarin
    - Heparin
    - Vancomycin
    - Aminoglycosides
    - Argatroban
    - Miscellaneous, as consulted
  • Renal Dosing Adjustment
  • IV to PO Conversions
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Targeted Discharge Education
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition Management
  • Medical Emergency Response

Decentralized Care Units

  • Intensive Care Units
  • Medical/Surgical Units
  • Emergency Department
  • Oncology Clinic

Residency Purpose Statement and Goals:
PGY1 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s aims to develop residents into capable pharmacy clinicians who are prepared to enter an advanced acute care practice environment. Through a variety of rotation experiences, projects, and activities, residents will develop successful time management and communication skills. Graduates will be resourceful, compassionate, and competent members of the healthcare team who demonstrate a commitment to the patient and profession.

Required Rotations:
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice........ 6 weeks
Critical Care…......................................... 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine …......................... 6 weeks
Internal Medicine…............................... 6 weeks
Pharmacy Administration…................... 6 weeks
Academia………………………………………Longitudinal
Research Project.............................. longitudinal
Staffing…………………………………………..longitudinal

Elective Rotations (choose 4):
NICU & Women’s Health………….….….....… 6 weeks
Oncology………………..……..………….…..…..…..6 weeks
Medication Safety…………………….……..……. 6 weeks
Pharmacy Informatics……………….……….….. 6weeks
Ambulatory Care………………………….…………6 weeks
Critical Care II……..…………………………………. 6 weeks
Health-System Pharmacy Administration…6 weeks

Expectations during residency year include:

  • Obtain pharmacist licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required ASHP competency areas
  • Advance cardiac life support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while onsite
  • Attendance at Milwaukee Citywide Residency Conferences
  • Completion of a year-long residency project with presentation of findings
  • Serve as a preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Assist in new resident recruitment and onboarding
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Staffing Requirement:
Every third Friday and every third weekend. Staffing is a mixture of centralized and decentralized shifts.

Number of Positions:

  • Two PGY1 Pharmacy residents
  • One PGY1/PGY2 combined Health System Pharmacy Administration resident
    o See separate materials for program information

Stipend:
Approximately $48,000

Application Requirements:
Submit to PhORCAS:

Completed applications must be submitted
by 11:59 pm CST on January 7th, 2019.

Program Contact Information:
Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS
Lead Staff Pharmacist
Andrew.Ticcioni@ascension.org

NOTE: This is a new residency program and information provided here may be subject to change