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


The 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 (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital - St. Joseph Campus aims to develop pharmacists who are competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. They will develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of health care professionals, patients, students, and the community. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.

Expectations to be completed during the residency year:

  • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date
  • Conduct a year-long project with presentation of findings and a manuscript
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Resident attendance at every cardiac/respiratory arrest while on site
  • Attendance at Milwaukee City-Wide Residency Conferences
  • Attendance and presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Attendance and presentation at the Pharmacy Society of Wiscosin Pharmacy Residency Conference
  • Serve as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE student

Required Rotations

  • Orientation/Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care/Women’s Health
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Research Project (longitudinal rotation)
  • Pharmacy Practice/Staffing (longitudinal rotation

Optional Opportunity:

  • Academic Rotation at Concordia University Wisconsin with teaching certificate

Sample Rotation Schedules

Elective Opportunities

  • Cardiology/General Medicine
  • Critical Care II
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Oncology (Ambulatory)
  • Women's Health
  • Ambulatory Care

Staffing Requirement:

Every third Friday and Wednesday evening and every third weekend. Staffing is a mixture of centralized and decentralized shifts.

Number of Positions:

Four PGY1 Pharmacy Residents


Approximately $47,000