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

Program Structure

Ascension St. Joseph offers two tracks or focus as part of their PGY1 Pharmacy residency program - an acute care track and an ambulatory care track.  Please see below for more information on the structure of the programs and tracks.  Our program structure allows for Orientation block + 6 required blocks and 2 electives. 

There are two National Match numbers.  Please note in your Letter of Intent the track/focus you are interested in pursuing.

  • Acute Care Focus Match Number: 182913
  • Ambulatory Care Focus Match Number: 182921

Core Rotations (all residents complete)

  • Orientation (5 weeks) - Starts mid-June
  • Staffing (longitudinal)
  • Internal Medicine (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (5 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Administration (5 weeks)
  • Year-long/ResearchProject (longitudinal)

Ambulatory Care Track (15 weeks)                   

  • St. Joseph Virtual Amcare Department/Chronic Disease Management (5 weeks)
  • Family Medicine Clinic (In person clinic) (5 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation Clinic (5 weeks)
  • Residents would be able to choose 1 elective from the Acute Care Track (5 weeks)

Acute Care Track (15 weeks)

  • NICU/Women's Health (5 weeks)
  • Critical Care I (5 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship (5 weeks)
  • Residents would be able to choose 1 elective from the Ambulatory Care Track (5 weeks)

Additional Electives for Both Tracks (5 week blocks)

  • Geriatrics
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology (outpatient)
  • Critical Care II (must take Critical Care I)
  • Cardiology
  • Ambulatory Care Management

Optional Opportunity

  • Academic Rotation at Concordia University Wisconsin with teaching certificate

Sample Rotation Schedules

Staffing Requirement

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

Number of Positions:

Three PGY1 Pharmacy Residents (1 ambulatory care track, 2 acute care track)


Approximately $47,000