Learning Experiences

Required Learning Experiences

Our PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is designed to provide a diverse experience for the future acute care clinician. These rotations are required:

  • Orientation: 4-8 weeks
  • Anticoagulation: 2 weeks
  • Parenteral Nutrition and Vascular Access: 2 weeks
  • Internal Medicine: 4-6 weeks
  • Critical Care: 4-6 weeks
  • Antimicrobial Setwardship/Infectious Disease: 4-6 weeks
  • Family Medicine: 4-6 weeks
  • * Staffing: Longitudinal
  • Practice Management: Longitudinal
  • Safety: Longitudinal
  • ** Research Project: Longitudinal
  • Teaching and Learning Certificate: Longitudinal

* Pharmacy resident(s) will staff on average every third weekend (8 hour shifts).  Resident(s) will train on weekends in July and August, and begin staffing in September.  Shifts may occur on day or evening hours depending on scheduling needs. In addition, resident(s) will be expected to staff the evening prior to their weekend shift (this will be an 8 hour shift).  Resident(s) will be expected to staff two holidays in addition to regular staffing hours. 

** Pharmacy residents complete a year-long pharmacy practice research project and present their findings at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents may also present their findings at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Spring Educational Conference or annual meeting.

Elective Learning Experiences

The elective rotations available allow residents to tailor the learning experience to their needs. Approximately 20 weeks throughout the residency year are dedicated to elective rotations. The following are offered:

  • Administration: 4-6 weeks
  • Cardiology: 4-6 weeks
  • Surgery: 4-6 weeks
  • Metabolic Support: 4-6 weeks
  • Nephrology: 4-6 weeks
  • Palliative Care: 4-6 weeks
  • NICU/Pediatrics: 4-6 weeks