Ascension St. Clare's Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Purpose:
PGY1 Hospital Pharmacy Practice Residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medicationrelated care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission:

Ascension St. Clare’s will give residents a unique experience to further develop their careers as healthcare practitioners. Residents will be given the opportunity to develop their clinical skills during many diverse required rotations. Throughout the year, residents will become confident in making pharmaceutical recommendations, working collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff, as well as advancing their written and verbal communication skills. The residency year at Ascension St. Clare’s will prepare the resident to go on and practice as a strong clinical pharmacist in a variety of areas in the medical field.

Required Rotations:
The resident is required to complete orientation, five core rotations, four longitudinal rotations and three elective rotations. Each experience can be tailored to the resident’s abilities and interests.

Internal Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 weeks
Infectious Disease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 weeks
Cardiology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 weeks
Critical Care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 weeks
Ambulatory Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 weeks

Longitudinal Rotations:

Practice Management
Medication Safety
Formulary Management
Operational Pharmacy Practice

Elective Rotations:

Information Technology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
Outpatient Oncology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
Emergency Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
Nutritional Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks
Critical Access Hospital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 weeks

Expectations During Residency Year:

  • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required competency area
  • Completed evaluations of each rotation and preceptor
  • Advance Cardiac Life Support certification and attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while onsite
  • Completion of a year-long residency project with presentation of findings and a manuscript
  • Clinical preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Staffing every other weekend • Assistance in new resident recruitment
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension St. Clare’s

Number of Positions:
Two PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Stipend:
Approximately $47,000