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Resident Activities

Resident Activities


  • Major research project suitable for publication
    • Major project will be presented at a national conference of the resident’s choosing
  • 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

  • Grand Rounds Interactive Lunch and Learn (GRILL) for residents (all residents meet once weekly, PGY2 will present one time per year)
  • Pharmacy and nursing in-services
  • Leadership of journal club discussions

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Teaching assistant for Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapy course at School of Pharmacy
  • Co-Preceptorship of fourth-year pharmacy students (APPE) and PGY-1 pharmacist residents on elective clinical rotation
  • 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


  • Support to attend either the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear conference or an ID meeting of the resident’s choosing


Adult Acute Care Required Rotations

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infectious Diseases Consults (immunocompetent and immunocompromised)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Infectious Diseases Consults – UnityPoint Health-Meriter
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy — UW Health Care Direct
  • Microbiology Lab Experience
  • Clinic Supervised
  • Clinic Independent
  • Clinical Practice Leadership
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transitions of care
  • 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

Megan Wimmer, PharmD, BCIDP
PGY2 ID Residency Program Coordinator
UW Health Department of Pharmacy
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 263-1290

Brian Buss, PharmD, BCIDP
Interim Residency Program Director – PGY-2 Infectious Diseases Residency
UW Health Department of Pharmacy
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
(608) 263-1290

Current Residents

Shivani Patel, PharmD
Jake Yandre, PharmD

Meet Our Residents

Program Summary

Infectious Diseases Residency (pdf)