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Resident Activities

Resident Activities

Projects

  • Major research project suitable for publication
    • Major project will be presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents may also present at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference.
    • It may also be presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting or the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or other clinical meeting
  • Past resident projects include:
    • National, multicenter study on the effectiveness of the antibiotic timeout
    • Development of pediatric stewardship program
    • Development of antimicrobial stewardship outreach program
    • Evaluation of PK/PD dosing
    • Rotation-related projects as assigned by rotation preceptors

Presentation Opportunities

  • Pharmacy grand rounds
  • Pharmacy and nursing inservices
  • ID fellows conference
  • Trauma conference (trauma surgeons and residents)
  • Leadership of journal club discussions
  • Grand Rounds Interactive Lunch and Learn (GRILL) for co-residents (all residents meet once weekly, PGY2 will present one time per year)

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching assistant for third-year Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy at School of Pharmacy
  • Co-Preceptorship of fourth-year students and first-year pharmacy practice residents on elective clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Teaching certificate program for residents through the School of Pharmacy

Other Activities

  • Assist in the development of institutional guidelines and protocols
  • Serve as a member of institution committees related to infectious diseases
  • Attend Infectious Disease grand rounds, fellows conference and journal clubs
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and institutional Code Blue training
  • Infectious diseases bootcamp
  • Opportunity to interact with 25 or more co-residents daily

Travel

  • Support to attend the either the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists or the ID meeting of the resident’s choosing
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference or the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Educational Conference
  • Spring visit to other health systems and residency programs

Rotations

Adult Acute Care Required Rotations

  • Immunocompetent Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases Consults
  • Immunocompromised Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infectious Diseases Consults Rotation
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy — UW Health Care Direct
  • Microbiology Lab Experience
  • Clinic Supervised (HIV Clinic)
  • Clinic Independent (ID Fellows)
  • IPPE Precepting

Acute Care Elective Rotations

  • Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit
  • Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Transplant Medicine
  • Cardiology/Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Coordinator/Administrative Academia
  • Research
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Consult

Activities while on the rotation will include, but are not limited to:

  • Rounding with the patient care team and responsibility for antimicrobial stewardship patient care review
  • Patient monitoring/problem solving
  • Investigation of medication error reports and adverse drug reactions
  • Drug information and literature searches
  • Pharmacy practice research (translational research focused on combining experiences at the School of Pharmacy with patient care)
  • Team-related projects
  • Communication and interaction with pharmacists, physicians and nurses
  • Contributing as a member of the Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Stewardship team

Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency

The Infectious Diseases pharmacy resident will participate as a member of the adult and pediatric infectious diseases teams at UW Health.

The primary focus of the residency is to become a competent infectious diseases clinician. This is accomplished by rounding with adult and pediatric infectious diseases consult services and supporting an antimicrobial stewardship service that serves four affiliated hospitals.

The UW Health Department of Pharmacy works collaboratively with infectious diseases physicians and fellows, School of Pharmacy faculty, the Clinical Laboratory Department and Infection Control Division to optimize management of complex infectious diseases.

Our department leads innovative approaches to pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic target-based therapeutics in hospitalized patients. With four hospitals, seven intensive care units, a federally recognized comprehensive cancer center, a world-leading transplant center, an outpatient HIV clinic and a home infusion center, a broad patient population is cared for during this specialty residency program.

Program Contacts

Lucas Schulz, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY2 ID Residency Program Director
UW Health Department of Pharmacy
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 469-3576
Fax: (608) 263-9424
lschulz2@uwhealth.org

Megan Wimmer, PharmD
PGY2 ID Residency Program Coordinator
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 263-1290
mwimmer@uwhealth.org

Current Residents

Larissa Hacker and Aijan Urmat — Meet Our Residents

Program Summary

Infectious Diseases Residency (pdf)