Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – St. Joseph Campus PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

5000 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53210

Affectionaly known as "The Baby Hospital," Ascension St. Joseph is a community teaching hospital providing acute and subacute services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with extensive outpatient services, a bustling emergency department, and nationally recognized maternity and critical care services.

Our hospital has been serving the community with compassion since 1879, with the pharmacy residency training program established in 2004. The Pharmacy Residency Program is headquartered at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus with resident training also conducted at another nearby hospital campus, Ascension SE Wisconsin - Elmbrook Campus, and an oncology infusion center. All three sites utilize the same electronic medical record, formulary and clinical service protocols. Residents have the opportunity to train at three facilities to gain exposure to specialty patient populations and unique site-specific pharmacy services. Drawing upon two hospitals and our partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, each resident receives an individualized schedule targeted to achieve his or her personal goals and set the foundation for a rewarding career as a clinical pharmacist.

Residency Training Sites

Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Services are provided through decentralized pharmacists and the main pharmacy.

Clinical Pharmacy Services

  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Warfarin
  • Heparin
  • Argatroban
  • Vancomycin
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Fosphenytoin/phenytoin
  • Miscellaneous, as consulted
  • Renal Dosing Adjustment
  • IV to PO Conversions
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Drug Information
  • Nursing In-services
  • Insulin Initiation Program
  • Culture Call Back
  • Disease State Education
  • Critical Care Patient Rounds
  • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
  • Medical Emergency Response
  • Cardiac/Respiratory Arrest
  • Stroke
  • Rapid Response

Decentralized Care Units

  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Oncology Clinic

Program Contact Information:

Diane Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
Residency Program Director
Diane.Erdman@ascension.org