PGY1 Purpose: 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.
PGY2 Purpose: PGY2 residency programs build upon Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency training to develop pharmacist practitioners with knowledge, skills, and abilities as defined in the educational competency areas, goals, and objectives for advanced practice areas. Residents who successfully complete PGY2 residency programs are prepared for advanced patient care or other specialized positions, and board certification in the advanced practice area, if available.
The PGY1/PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency is a 24-month program that develops strong clinical pharmacy skills during the PGY1 year and builds upon that foundation during the PGY2 year. During the PGY1 year, residents will complete all requirements of the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program (Acute Care Focus) while being introduced to the medication-use safety and policy practice area through rotations, error review, committee assignments, administrative responsibilities, and projects. Residents will work closely with program leadership to select rotations in a variety of practice settings with an emphasis on complex, high-risk, and high-cost medication therapy.
During the PGY2 year, the resident will assist in driving many of the medication-use safety and policy initiatives across Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. The resident will develop advanced skills in medication safety, formulary management, drug information and medication-use policy within an academic health system. The program is designed to prepare the resident to practice in a variety of health care settings including health-system pharmacy, academia, industry, population health, stewardship, or managed care. The program provides comprehensive training and leadership opportunities in medication safety, medication utilization, formulary management, medication-use policy, pharmacy operations and shortages, informatics, didactic and experiential teaching, budgeting, analytics, medical writing, research, and scholarly publication. The resident assists in driving many of the medication-use initiatives and policies across the organization. Error review/prevention, safety culture promotion, regulatory compliance, and quality improvement will be areas of focus for the resident during the PGY2 year.
Duration/Type: 24-month residency Number of Positions: 2 Application Deadline: Jan. 2, 2024 Starting Date: June 17, 2024 Estimated Stipend: PGY1 $49,920; PGY2 $53,040 Interview Required: Yes
Requirements for Acceptance:
Eligibility for and ability to obtain licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 120 days of start date.
About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Froedtert Hospital, the academic medical center of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network, has 711 beds and is a leading referral resource for advanced medical care. Froedtert Hospital also operates the region’s only adult Level I Trauma Center. The primary adult teaching affiliate of MCW, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for more than 1,000 medical, nursing and health technical students annually. It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, every year.
The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes 10 hospital locations, more than 2,100 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were more than 1.7 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals exceeded 58,000 and visits to our network physicians totaled more than 1.17 million. In addition to Froedtert Hospital, the network includes Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Froedtert West Bend Hospital and Froedtert Community Hospital with locations in Mequon, New Berlin, Oak Creek and Pewaukee. The hea...lth network represents the collaboration of Wisconsin’s largest multispecialty physician practice with two community-based physician groups. In October 2017, an existing affiliation with the former United Hospital System was expanded to include its Kenosha Medical Center, St. Catherine’s Medical Center and related clinics in the network. In March 2021, the health network expanded again and now includes Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc County's largest health care provider. In the spring of 2023 Froedtert Health and ThedaCare signed a letter of intent to start the process to combine our organizations to advance local health care for our patients and improve the health and well-being of our communities. Visit froedtert.com and wicarewiroots.com for more information.
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin is home to an established and large pharmacy residency program. PGY1 positions are available in acute care focus (10 residents), ambulatory care focus (4 residents), PGY1 community-based (1 resident), PGY1/PGY2 Health-system Pharmacy and Leadership (4 residents), PGY1/PGY2 Medication Use Safety and Policy (4 residents), PGY1&2 Pharmacy Informatics (2 resident). Additionally, three PGY1 resident positions are available at Froedtert Menomonee Falls, one of Froedtert's affiliated community hospitals.
PGY2 positions are available in a variety of specialties including ambulatory care (3 residents), critical care (2 residents), emergency medicine (2 residents), infectious diseases (1 resident), oncology (4 residents), thrombosis and hemostasis management (NEW - 1 resident).