Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St. Joseph Campus

The Pharmacy Residency Program is headquartered at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus with resident training also conducted at another nearby hospital campus, Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus, and an oncology infusion center. All three sites utilize the same electronic medical record, formulary and clinical service protocols. Residents have the opportunity to train at three facilities to gain exposure to specialty patient populations and unique site-specific pharmacy services. Drawing upon two hospitals and our partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, each resident receives an individualized schedule targeted to achieve his or her personal goals and set the foundation for a rewarding career as a clinical pharmacist.

Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus aims to develop pharmacists who are competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. They will develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of health care professionals, patients, students, and the community. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.

Residency Training Sites

  • OVERVIEW

    Residency Training Sites

    • Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus
    • Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus
    • Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

    St. Joseph Pharmacy Department

    The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Decentralized services are provided through unit-based pharmacy teams and the main pharmacy. Clinical and distributive services are provided by over 15 full-time, unit-based pharmacists.

    Decentralized Care Units

    • Adult Intensive Care Unit
    • Emergency Department
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Medical/Surgical
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Outpatient Oncology

    Clinical Pharmacy Services

    • Response to Medical Emergencies
    • Toxicology Consultation
    • Multidose Medication Dispensing for Discharge
    • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
    • ICU Patient Care Rounds
    • Nurse In-services
    • Drug Information
    • Insulin Initiation Program
    • Culture Call Back
    • Collaborative Practice Agreement for Treatment of STIs
    • Bedside Disease State Education
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Angioedema & Anaphylaxis
    • Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring
      • Aminoglycosides
      • Argatroban
      • Fosphenytoin/Phenytoin
      • Heparin
      • Vancomycin
      • Warfarin
    • Renal Dosing Adjustments
    • IV to PO Conversions
    • Antibiotic Stewardship Program
    • Therapeutic Interchange Program
  • EXPECTATIONS

    The Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital has set expectations, including required rotations and elective opportunities.

    These are expectations that are to be completed during the residency year:

    • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date
    • Conduct a year-long project related to the practice of pharmacy
    • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
    • Resident attendance at every cardiac/respiratory arrest while on site
    • Attendance at Milwaukee City-Wide Residency Conferences
    • Attendance and presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Attendance and presentation at the Pharmacy Society of Wiscosin Pharmacy Residency Conference
    • Serve as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE student

    Required Rotations

    • Orientation/Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Internal Medicine
    • Neonatal Intensive Care/Women’s Health
    • Pharmacy Administration
    • Medication Therapy Management
    • Research Project (longitudinal rotation)
    • Academia (longitudinal rotation)
    • Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (longitudinal rotation

    Sample Rotation Schedules

    Elective Opportunities

    • Cardiology/General Medicine
    • Critical Care II
    • Geriatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine II
    • Neonatal Intensive Care
    • Oncology (Ambulatory)
    • Women's Health
    • Ambulatory Care

    Additional Information

    Staffing

    Number of Positions

    Three PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

    Salary

    Approximately $48,000

  • APPLICATION

    o apply to the Ascension Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Program, please read the application requirements and follow the application process.

    Application Requirements (via PhORCAS)

    • Letter of Intent
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
    • Curriculum Vitae with list of all APPE rotations and preceptors
    • School/College of Pharmacy Transcripts
      Students applying from a School or College of Pharmacy which grants pass/fail grades must submit an official document (signed, hard copy) from their respective Dean or Assistant Dean of Pharmacy stating the student’s rank within the pharmacy class.
    • Supplemental Questions
      *Must be uploaded to PhORCAS
    • PhORCAS Application

    Program Identification

        ASHP AccreditedASHP Code: 45601
        National Matching Services Code: 182913

    Deadline

    All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS no later than Jan. 7, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

  • RESIDENTS
    View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus by selecting a name below.
    • Analise Amborn, PharmD (R57)

      Dr. Analise Amborn, from Milwaukee, WI, completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2018. Her current pharmacy interests include internal medicine and critical care. Throughout her residency year, she is excited to gain confidence in her clinical knowledge, expand her interests in different areas of pharmacy, and precept pharmacy students. After completion of her PGY-1, Analise is interested in pursuing a PGY-2 in critical care or acquiring a job as an inpatient pharmacist. Ultimately, she is motivated to create great patient care experiences and promote the profession of pharmacy.

      In her free time, Analise's hobbies include going to concerts, drinking diet Coke, playing volleyball, and brunching with family and friends.

    • Hayley Brown, PharmD (R58)

      Dr. Hayley Brown, originally from Gurnee, Illinois, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2018.  Her current clinical interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and teaching. She is excited to broaden her clinical knowledge, participate in research, and precept students throughout the residency year. Hayley is pursuing a PGY2 in ambulatory care with an emphasis in the underserved after residency.

      In her spare time, Hayley enjoys exploring Milwaukee, taking power naps and petting corgi dogs.

    • Fangzheng (Farrah) Yuan, PharmD (R59)

      Dr. Fangzheng Yuan (Farrah) was born in Guangzhou China and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. She looks forward to collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, precepting pharmacy students and conducting research during her PGY1 residency. Following this year, Farrah plans on pursuing PGY2 or fellowship training.

      In her spare time, Farrah enjoys trying new food, walking along the lake shore and swimming.

    • Past Residents
      • 2004-2005
             R1: Lindsay Dunnum
             R2: Sachi Rasmussen
      • 2005-2006
             R3: Kirk Eckhoff
             R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
      • 2006-2007
             R5: Megan Farley
      • 2007-2008
             R6: Kari Dabbert
             R7: Nishil Patel
      • 2008-2009
             R8: Maren Johnson
             R9: Ann Kooping
      • 2009-2010
             R10: Jessica Oseguera
             R11: Dax Rice
      • 2010-2011
             R12: Zankhana Patel
             R13: Ryan Vanderkin
      • 2011-2012
             R14: Anne Polzin
             R15: Andrew Ticcioni
      • 2012-2013
             R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
             R17: Maeghan Hilliard
             R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
             R19: Evan Petrie
      • 2013-2014
             R21: Justin Graff
             R22: Luke Hvass
             R23: James Larson
             R24: Benjamin Scott
             R25: Fatema Yusufali
             R26: Yanjie Zou

      • 2014-2015
            R27: Anthony Albiani
            R28: Noelle Kwan
            R29: Daniel Litzenberg
            R30: Parth Patel
            R31: Kyle Piscitello
            R32: Masooma Razvi

      • 2015-2016
            R33: Thomas Baumann
            R34: Biniam Berhane
            R35: Annette Drobac
            R36: Sarah Niemi
            R37: Elizabeth Radloff
            R38: Tanya Schmidt
            R39: Matthew Song
            R40: Michael Van Sistine
      • 2016-2017
            R41: Eric Augustin
            R42: Lauren Cope
            R43: Kaity Erickson
            R44: Taylor Mancuso
            R45: Roshni Patel
            R46: Abbie Schauble
            R47: Mingyao Yang
            R48: Angela Zivkovic

      • 2017-2018
            R49: Xue Chen
            R50: John Day
            R51: Sydney Gaffin
            R52: Adam Hartley
            R53: Bridget Manning
            R54: Yan Mao
            R55: Bob Pang
            R56: Ryan Stormont
  • RESIDENTS
    View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus by selecting a name below.
    • Analise Amborn, PharmD (R57)

      Dr. Analise Amborn, from Milwaukee, WI, completed her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree at Concordia University of Wisconsin in 2018. Her current pharmacy interests include internal medicine and critical care. Throughout her residency year, she is excited to gain confidence in her clinical knowledge, expand her interests in different areas of pharmacy, and precept pharmacy students. After completion of her PGY-1, Analise is interested in pursuing a PGY-2 in critical care or acquiring a job as an inpatient pharmacist. Ultimately, she is motivated to create great patient care experiences and promote the profession of pharmacy.

      In her free time, Analise's hobbies include going to concerts, drinking diet Coke, playing volleyball, and brunching with family and friends.

    • Hayley Brown, PharmD (R58)

      Dr. Hayley Brown, originally from Gurnee, Illinois, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2018.  Her current clinical interests include oncology, ambulatory care, and teaching. She is excited to broaden her clinical knowledge, participate in research, and precept students throughout the residency year. Hayley is pursuing a PGY2 in ambulatory care with an emphasis in the underserved after residency.

      In her spare time, Hayley enjoys exploring Milwaukee, taking power naps and petting corgi dogs.

    • Fangzheng (Farrah) Yuan, PharmD (R59)

      Dr. Fangzheng Yuan (Farrah) was born in Guangzhou China and moved to St. Louis, Missouri. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. Her current clinical interests include cardiology, critical care and infectious diseases. She looks forward to collaborating with an interdisciplinary team, precepting pharmacy students and conducting research during her PGY1 residency. Following this year, Farrah plans on pursuing PGY2 or fellowship training.

      In her spare time, Farrah enjoys trying new food, walking along the lake shore and swimming.

    • Past Residents
      • 2004-2005
             R1: Lindsay Dunnum
             R2: Sachi Rasmussen
      • 2005-2006
             R3: Kirk Eckhoff
             R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
      • 2006-2007
             R5: Megan Farley
      • 2007-2008
             R6: Kari Dabbert
             R7: Nishil Patel
      • 2008-2009
             R8: Maren Johnson
             R9: Ann Kooping
      • 2009-2010
             R10: Jessica Oseguera
             R11: Dax Rice
      • 2010-2011
             R12: Zankhana Patel
             R13: Ryan Vanderkin
      • 2011-2012
             R14: Anne Polzin
             R15: Andrew Ticcioni
      • 2012-2013
             R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
             R17: Maeghan Hilliard
             R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
             R19: Evan Petrie
      • 2013-2014
             R21: Justin Graff
             R22: Luke Hvass
             R23: James Larson
             R24: Benjamin Scott
             R25: Fatema Yusufali
             R26: Yanjie Zou

      • 2014-2015
            R27: Anthony Albiani
            R28: Noelle Kwan
            R29: Daniel Litzenberg
            R30: Parth Patel
            R31: Kyle Piscitello
            R32: Masooma Razvi

      • 2015-2016
            R33: Thomas Baumann
            R34: Biniam Berhane
            R35: Annette Drobac
            R36: Sarah Niemi
            R37: Elizabeth Radloff
            R38: Tanya Schmidt
            R39: Matthew Song
            R40: Michael Van Sistine
      • 2016-2017
            R41: Eric Augustin
            R42: Lauren Cope
            R43: Kaity Erickson
            R44: Taylor Mancuso
            R45: Roshni Patel
            R46: Abbie Schauble
            R47: Mingyao Yang
            R48: Angela Zivkovic

      • 2017-2018
            R49: Xue Chen
            R50: John Day
            R51: Sydney Gaffin
            R52: Adam Hartley
            R53: Bridget Manning
            R54: Yan Mao
            R55: Bob Pang
            R56: Ryan Stormont
  • CONTACT US
    For more information about the Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, please contact:

    Brook DesRivieres, PharmD, MS
    Regional Director of Pharmacy
    E-mail: Brook.DesRivieres@ascension.org

    Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
    Residency Program Director
    5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
    E-mail: Diane.Erdman@ascension.org

    Anthony Albiani, PharmD
    Residency Program Coordinator
    5000 W. Chambers Street, Milwaukee, WI 53210
    E-mail: Anthony.Albiani@ascension.org