Ascension Columbia St. Mary's PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Purpose Statement and Goals:
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 pharmacy residency training.

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee aims to develop residents into capable pharmacy clinicians who are prepared to enter an advanced acute care practice environment. Through a variety of rotation experiences, projects, and activities, residents will develop successful time management and communication skills. Graduates will be resourceful, compassionate, and competent members of the healthcare team who demonstrate a commitment to the patient and profession.

Required Rotations Duration
Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 5-6 weeks
Critical Care 5-6 weeks
Emergency Medicine 5-6 weeks
Internal Medicine 5-6 weeks
Pharmacy Administration 5-6 weeks
Research Project Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal

 

Elective Rotations (Choose 4)

Duration
NICU and Women's Health 5-6 weeks
Oncology (ambulatory) 5-6 weeks
Medication Safety 5-6 weeks
Pharmacy Informatics 5-6 weeks
Ambulatory Care 5-6 weeks
 Thrombosis Clinic 5-6 weeks

Expectations during residency year include:

  • Obtain pharmacist licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required ASHP competency areas
  • Advance cardiac life support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while onsite
  • Attendance at Milwaukee Citywide Residency Conferences
  • Completion of a year-long residency project with presentation of findings
  • Serve as a preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Assist in new resident recruitment and onboarding
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Staffing Requirement:
Every third Friday and every third weekend. Staffing is a mixture of centralized and decentralized shifts.

Sample resident staffing schedule

Number of Positions:
Two PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Stipend:
Approximately $47,000