Ascension NE Wisconsin Hospital St. Elizabeth PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Purpose:

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.

Rotation Schedule

The first six weeks of the residency program will be orientation to the pharmacy and hospital, including an overview of various technologies that are utilized. The resident will participate in seven core rotations, three elective rotations, and four longitudinal rotations. Core rotations are six weeks in length and elective rotations are three to five weeks in length. The residency program is designed so that residents develop into well-rounded clinical practitioners. On a day-to-day basis, residents will attend multidisciplinary rounds, provide monitoring and dosing services, review patient profiles, contribute to readmission reduction efforts, precept students, and perform distributive functions. Learning experiences can be tailored to each resident’s interests and abilities.

Core Rotations

 Orientation 6 weeks
 Internal Medicine 6 weeks
 Cardiology 6 weeks
 Infectious Diseases 6 weeks
 Critical Care 6 weeks
 Anticoagulation 3 weeks
 Introduction to Oncology 3 weeks


Elective Rotations

NICU/Women's & Families 3-4 weeks
Outpatient Oncology 3-4 weeks
Behavioral Health 3-4 weeks
Advanced Critical Care 3-4 weeks
Informatics 3-4 weeks


Longitudinial Rotations

  • Practice Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Clinical Initiatives & Formulary Management
  • Staffing

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Coverage

Each resident will staff every fourth weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and one day every fourth week (on alternate weeks). The resident will also staff for one week in late January or early February during our residency interview period. The resident will staff two holidays per year. The resident may cover up to four unscheduled time off shifts.

Research Project

Each resident is expected to complete a project that contributes to improvement in patient care and/or the medication-use system. The resident must identify a change needed to improve patient care and/or the medication-use system, develop a plan for improvement, implement the plan, and evaluate the outcomes. Depending on the nature of the project, the resident may be required to complete an IRB submission. The resident is required to present the project at the Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference. Each project will have a preceptor advisor.

Number of Positions:

Two PGY1 Pharmacy Residents


Approximately $47,000