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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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