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 three to six weeks in length and elective rotations are four 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.

Required Rotations (3-6 Weeks)

  • Orientation
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Critical Care
  • NICU (3 Weeks)
  • Introduction to Oncology (3 Weeks)

Longitudinal Rotations

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

Elective Rotations (4-5 Weeks)

  • NICU/Women's & Families
  • Outpatient Oncology Clinic
  • Behavioral Health
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Ambulatory Care (once a week for 6 months)

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Coverage

Each resident will staff three weekends in a nine week period on a set rotation in addition to five full weeks and miscellaneous days throughout the residency year.  The resident will staff up to two holidays per year.  Minimum requirement of 53 staffing days prior to graduation.

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 a project poster at the ASHP Midyear meeting in December and a formal presentation about the project at the Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference in April. Each project will have a preceptor advisor.

Number of Positions:

Two PGY1 Pharmacy Residents


Approximately $48,000