Residency Program Director's Welcome

Welcome from Andrew Ticcioni!

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee is a busy teaching hospital in an eclectic lakeside Milwaukee neighborhood. As a tertiary care center, it offers diverse and complex services while maintaining the warmth of a community hospital. The hospital is home to multiple medical residency programs and now offers a pharmacy residency program.

The training program at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee provides preceptors who are both challenging and supportive. Most rotations have two to three preceptors, which allows learners to experience different teaching styles and gain exposure to multiple subject matter experts. Residents work alongside pharmacists in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Elective opportunities in clinical and administrative practice areas allow residents to customize the program to their interests.

Residents provide staffing coverage in the Central Pharmacy and also on a medical/surgical unit. This allows residents to develop familiarity with both distributional and clinical responsibilities. Residents are trained to provide pharmacy services for medical emergencies, stroke and trauma alerts, and rapid responses. As a result of these expectations, residents become highly independent and capable pharmacy clinicians.

Ascension is the nation’s largest not-for-profit health system and has a network of hospitals in Wisconsin. This connects pharmacy residents at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee with projects that have site, state, and national impact.

The Pharmacy Department is staffed with passionate and friendly people who eagerly welcome residents onto the team. I sincerely believe the program at Ascension Columbia St. Mary's is a great place to start a rewarding career in pharmacy.

Thank you for your interest in our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program. I wish you all the best in your search for a residency program that matches your professional goals.


Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS

Residency Program Director