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Resident Activities

Resident Activities


  • Interdisciplinary-related projects while on clinical rotations
  • Service development projects while on applicable administrative rotations
  • A publishable longitudinal research project

Presentation Opportunities

  • Educational presentations and inservices on clinical rotations
  • Group presentations with other UW pharmacy practice/administrative residents
  • ACPE-accredited pharmacy grand rounds
  • Longitundinal research project will be presented at the Vizient/ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Wisconsin Pharmacy Resident Conference or Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Podium presentation at local inter-professional meetings

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy
  • Assist in precepting of fourth-year students and pharmacy practice residents on clinical rotations at the health system
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate at least two weeks of Pharmacotherapy Lab during the academic year with an emphasis on topics that directly relate to ambulatory care
  • Didactic lecturing at the School of Pharmacy
  • Elective academia block rotation with a School of Pharmacy faculty member
  • Optional Teaching Certificate Program for residents at area hospitals

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Participation in weekly resident seminars – meetings with residency directors, director of pharmacy, speakers discussing clinical and administrative topics
  • Participation in weekly Grand Round Interprofessional Lunch and Learn (presenter and facilitator)
  • Assist in the development of guidelines and protocols
  • Attend and facilitate applicable journal clubs and topic discussions
  • Participation on a clinically-focused, patient care committee(s)
  • Opportunities to interact with residents in PGY2 – critical care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, information technology, internal medicine, oncology, pediatrics, transplant, and others; PGY1 – pharmacy practice, and PGY1 and PGY2 – hospital pharmacy administration and leadership


  • Support to attend one national peer meeting (ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, ACCP, APhA Annual Meeting)
  • Support to attend Pharmacy Residents conference (Great Lakes or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference)


The UW Health PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency rotation schedule includes a combination of required and elective rotations to ensure that the resident is exposed to a variety of experiences, patient populations and interdisciplinary teams. The final rotation schedule will be tailored to the resident’s needs and interests. Because of the ambulatory care model, rotations may be comprehensive or longitudinal in nature.

Required Rotations/Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Primary Care Clinic I (Clinical Development)
  • Primary Care Clinic II (Precepting)
  • Specialty Medication Management
  • Neurology Clinic
  • Administration (one of the following):
    • Stewardship (ID or Anticoagulation)
    • Specialty Pharmacy Management
    • Oncology Regional Management
    • Clinical Management
  • Major Residency Project
  • Primary Care Clinic/ Outpatient Pharmacy Practice

Elective Rotations

  • Geriatrics
  • Rheumatology Clinic
  • Transplant Clinic
  • Immunology/HIV Clinic
  • Oncology Clinic
  • Adult Pulmonary Clinic
  • IBD Clinic/Infusion Center
  • Anticoagulation Clinic (required if resident did not complete anticoagulation experience in PGY1 year)
  • Inpatient General Medicine (required if resident did not complete inpatient training in PGY1 year)
  • Cardiology
  • Informatics
  • Medication Safety Leadership
  • Academia

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

Program Summary

The UW Health PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program will provide training focused on the care of patients within primary care clinics, specialty care areas and transitional sites of care.

Specialty clinic rotations will be tailored based on the interests of the resident and experiences completed prior to the PGY2 residency year. The resident will participate in the education of pharmacy students and interprofessional colleagues and present research or quality improvement project findings at local, regional and national meetings.

Residents who successfully complete the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency will be prepared for success as a clinical ambulatory care pharmacist capable of leading and managing ambulatory care services within a health care system.

Program Contact

Kristina Heimerl, PharmD, BCACP
UW Health Department of Pharmacy
3185 Deming Way
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: (608) 263-1290
Fax: (608) 263-9424

Current Residents 

Jordyn Kettner

Program Summary

Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency (pdf)