Ascension St. Joseph PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Affectionately known as the “Baby Hospital,” Ascension St. Joseph is a community teaching hospital providing acute and subacute services in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with extensive outpatient services, a bustling emergency department and nationally recognized maternity and critical care services.
Our hospital has been serving the community with compassion since 1879, with the pharmacy residency training program established in 2004. Pharmacy residents at Ascension St. Joseph are integral members of both the department and hospital, and allow us to provide comprehensive pharmacy services to our patients. The pharmacy residency program is headquartered at Ascension St. Joseph with resident training also conducted at a sister campus, Ascension SE Wisconsin Hospital – Elmbrook Campus, and an off-site chemotherapy infusion center.
Residency purpose PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) 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.
Teaching certificate available through Concordia University
Expectations during the residency year • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of starting the program • Advanced CardiovascularLlife Support certification • Attend leadership development meetings • Resident attendance at every cardiac and respiratory arrest while on-site • Attendance at Milwaukee citywide residency conferences • Completion of a yearlong residency project with presentation of findings and a manuscript • Serve as a clinical preceptor for Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students Staffing requirement • Residents will staff every third weekend. • Centralized and decentralized staffing
Application requirements Submit to PhORCAS: • Letter of intent • Curriculum vitae, including APPE rotations with preceptors • Three letters of recommendation • School/college of pharmacy transcripts • Supplemental questions available on program website must be uploaded into PhORCAS
In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 17 hospital campuses and more than 100 related healthcare facilities and employs more than 1100 primary and specialty care clinicians from Racine to Appleton. Across the state, Ascension provides millions of dollars in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty. Serving Wisconsin since 1848, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit and Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 139 hospitals and more than 40 senior living facilities – in 19 states and the District of Columbia. Ascension Wisconsin has five PGY1 Pharmacy residency programs (Ascension St. Elizabeth Ascension St. Joseph, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, Ascension St. Francis, and Ascension All Saints) and one PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency. Please visit our residency website at https://wisconsinmeded.org/en/pharmacy.residency-programs