Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee - PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Residency Purpose Statement and Goals:

PGY1 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives. Residents who successfully complete PGY1 residency programs will be skilled in diverse patient care, practice management, leadership, and education, and be prepared to provide patient care, seek board certification in pharmacotherapy (i.e., BCPS), and pursue advanced education and training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies.  

Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee aims to develop residents into capable pharmacy clinicians who are prepared to enter an advanced acute care practice environment. Through a variety of rotation experiences, projects, and activities, residents will develop successful time management and communication skills. Graduates will be resourceful, compassionate, and competent members of the healthcare team who demonstrate a commitment to the patient and profession.

Introduction to Pharmacy Practice 6 weeks
Critical Care 5 weeks
Emergency Medicine 5 weeks
Internal Medicine 5 weeks
Pharmacy Administration 5 weeks
Experiential Education 1 week
Research Project Longitudinal
Staffing Longitudinal
NICU and Women's Health 5 weeks
Oncology (ambulatory) 5 weeks
Medication Safety 5 weeks
Pharmacy Informatics 5 weeks
Ambulatory Care 5 weeks
Thrombosis Clinic 5 weeks
Antimicrobial Stewardship/ Infectious Diseases 5 weeks

A teaching certificate through Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is available as part of an Academia learning experience.

Expectations during residency year include:

  • Obtain pharmacist licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program
  • Successful achievement of required ASHP competency areas
  • 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
  • Serve as a preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Assist in new resident recruitment and onboarding
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital

Staffing Requirement:

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

Number of Positions:

Four PGY1 Pharmacy Residents



Application Requirements

Submit to PhORCAS:

  • Letter of intent

  • Curriculum vitae, including APPE rotations with preceptors

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • School/college of pharmacy transcripts

Application Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm EST on January 2nd, 2024

Program Identification:

ASHP Code: 45067

National Matching Services Code: 269213