Ascension All Saints PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Purpose

The Ascension All Saints Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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

Residents completing the program will be competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal medication management services for our patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. In addition, residents develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of healthcare 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.

All Saints Hospital is a community-based hospital that will give residents a unique experience to further develop their careers as health care practitioners. Residents will be given the opportunity to develop their clinical skills during many diverse required rotations. Throughout the year, the resident will become confident in making pharmaceutical recommendations, working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, as well as advancing their written and verbal communication skills. The residency year at All Saints will prepare the resident to go on and practice as a strong clinical pharmacist in a variety of areas in the medical field.


All rotations are scheduled monthly, new rotations start on the first day of every month.

Required Rotations
Elective Rotations
  •  Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Pharmacy Informatics 
  •  Infectious Diseases
  • Infectious Diseases II 
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine - Trauma 
  •  Ambulatory Care
  • Academia 
  • Emergency Medicine
  •  Critical Care
  •  Drug Policy
  •  Transitions of Care

Longitudinal rotations are fall and spring

  • Medication Safety
  • Administration (elective)
  • Ambulatory Care (elective available in spring)

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

  • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required competency areas
  • Completed evaluations of each rotation and preceptor
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while on site
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Residency Advisory Committee participation
  • Completed year-long residency project and presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and PSW Residency Conference
  • Successful written manuscript of project
  • Clinical preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Assistance in new resident recruitment
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of All Saints


Staffing Requirement:

Every third Friday and every third weekend.

Number of Positions:

Three PGY1 Pharmacy Residents


Approximately $47,000