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.

Required Rotations (6 Weeks)

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

Longitudinal Rotations

  • Practice Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Clinical Initiatives & Formulary Management
  • Staffing
  • COPD Admission Quality Initiative

Elective Rotations (3-4 Weeks)

  • NICU/Women's & Families
  • Outpatient Oncology Clinic
  • Behavioral Health
  • Advanced Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Coverage

Each resident will staff three weekends in a nine week period on a set rotation in addition to various days throughout the residency year. 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.  Minimum requirement of 52 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 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