Pharmacy Residency Stipends and Benefits

Pharmacy Residents receive a stipend of $47,500 per year. Additionally, each year residents receive the following benefits:

  • 144 hours of paid time off (PTO), inclusive of vacation, holidays and sick time, during each year of the residency program. PTO must be utilized for all UW Health recognized holidays the resident is not assigned to staff. Typically, residents are assigned to staff either New Year’s, Thanksgiving or Christmas and Memorial Day, Independence Day or Labor Day.
  • Funding for professional meetings

Residents are not required to use vacation time to attend meetings. As employees of UW Health, residents receive full health, vision and dental insurance benefits and full access to the University of Wisconsin’s recreational, educational and cultural facilities.

Applying to Pharmacy Residency Programs

Applicants should submit a standard application (personal statement/letter of intent, three references and a CV) through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please encourage reference writers to add a brief, program-specific comment if possible.

To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the PhORCAS portal page.
  2. If you have not created an account, select the Create New Account link and complete the account registration.
  3. From the PhORCAS portal page, log in and complete the application process.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for all residency programs is January 4, 2021.

Virtual Interviews

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be conducting virtual interviews in place of on-site interviews for residency programs. Applicants selected for a virtual interview will be contacted by the current resident(s) to discuss available dates. Interviews are typically scheduled on Mondays and Fridays as full-day interviews.

The ASHP Matching Program results are announced in March 2021. If you match at UW Health, you will receive a letter of acceptance from the program director and an official job offer from UW Health Human Resources with salary/benefit information, including preliminary on-boarding information.

Pharmacy Residency Programs

UW Health is a world-class academic medical center in Madison, Wisconsin, with a pharmacy department that is nationally recognized in the areas of clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership and residency training. We offer an ideal setting for residents to develop the knowledge, skills, competence and confidence needed to assist them in reaching their career goals. UW Health residencies offer many advantages, including:

  • Experience in an organization recognized nationally for patient care and safety at both departmental and organizational levels
  • Participation in a pharmacist clinical practice model in which pharmacists are integral members of the health care team
  • Access to academic medical center resources – the Health Sciences Learning Center and UW School of Pharmacy are readily accessible
  • The opportunity for teaching, including a teaching certificate program for residents
  • Access to the progressive Drug Policy Program and Pharmaceutical Research Center
  • A departmental emphasis on advancement of technology and patient safety

Pharmacy Residency Programs

In 2020, 29 pharmacy residents entered the pharmacy residency training programs at UW Health. Select from the following residencies to view more information about the program and to learn how to apply. At this time, we do not have a need to sponsor visas for our residency programs.

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