PGY1 & 2-Health System Administration & Leadership

Aimed at training the future leaders of integrated health systems, this 24-month program combines the PGY1 Pharmacy Columbia St. Mary’s residency with the Ascension Wisconsin PGY2 Health System Administration and Leadership residency.

PGY1 Program Purpose

PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on 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. During the PGY1 year, the resident will spend the majority of their time at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee and Ascension St. Joseph hospitals, with the opportunity to spend time at other Ascension Wisconsin hospitals in the Milwaukee area.

PGY2 Program Purpose

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available. The PGY2 year builds on the clinical foundation developed during the PGY1 year to develop pharmacists capable of being future leaders of integrated health systems.

Overview

During the PGY1 year, residents complete core learning experiences in administration (medication safety, informatics), direct patient care (medical/surgical, emergency medicine, critical care, women’s health/NICU), academia, research and staffing. During the PGY2 year, the format of the residency is tailored to the interest, experience, aptitude and career goals of the resident. This residency takes a unique approach where the resident participates in rotations, projects and committees that are based at the state and national level. The rotations are uniquely customized to meet the specific career development needs of the resident. Moreover, during the PGY2 year the resident participates in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Pharmacy Advancement Leadership team. After the completion of the program, the resident is well rounded and eligible for leadership positions of supervisor, manager, director or equivalent. 

 

PGY1 Year Required Rotations (6 Weeks)

  • Intro to Pharmacy Practice/Orientation
  • Critical Care I
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Experiential Education (1 Week)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pharmacy Administration

PGY1 Year Longitudinal Rotations

  • Foundations in Leadership
  • Research Project
  • Pharmacy Practice/Staffing

PGY1 Year Elective Opportunities (5-6 Weeks)

  • NICU and Women's Health
  • Oncology
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/ID
  • Thrombosis Clinic
  • Ambulatory Care

PGY1 Year Optional Opportunity

  • Academic rotation at Concordia University with teaching certificate

Expectations During PGY1 Residency Year

  • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required competency area objectives
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while on-site
  • Attendance at Milwaukee citywide residency conferences
  • Completion of a yearlong residency project with presentation of findings and a manuscript
  • Clinical preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Assistance in new resident recruitment and onboarding
  • Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT)

 

PGY2 Year Required Rotations (4-5 Weeks)

  • Orientation
  • Business Plan Development
  • Finance (in addition to longitudinal rotation)
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Informatics
  • Clinical/Formulary Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Supply Chain
  • Staffing (in addition to longitudinal rotation)

PGY2 Year Longitudinal Rotations

  • Leadership
  • Staffing
  • Finance
  • Project

PGY2 Year Elective Opportunities 

  • Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Management (4 weeks)
  • Amublatory Care Staffing (longitudinal)

Expectations During PGY2 Residency Year

  • Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT) committees and project
  • Completion of a year-long residency project with presentation of findings and a manuscript, business plan, and other rotational projects
  • Attendance and preparation of minutes at a minimum of 80% of the statewide Pharmacy Leadership Council meetings
  • Participation in precepting/mentoring Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residents
  • Assistance in new resident recruitment and onboarding
  • Successful achievement of required competency area objectives
  • Management of pharmacy intern schedules
  • Review of financial and productivity metrics

 

Number of Positions

  • One (1) PGY1/PGY2 combined Health System Pharmacy Administration resident (24 months)

Salary/Benefits: 

  • The current stipend for the PGY1 year is approximately $48,000 and $58,000 for the PGY2 year. 
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Medical and Dental Coverage 
  • Travel Reimbursement for ASHP Midyear or other conferences