Rotations

The resident will complete one four-week training/onboarding period, 11 four-week rotations and longitudinal experiences in ambulatory care clinics. Some rotations may be extended to five-weeks.

Required Rotations (5)Elective Rotations (7)
* Oncology
* Medicine
* Transplant
* Drug Information/Drug Policy
* Precepting
* Transplant: Renal/Pancreas, Liver/Medical
* Academia
* BMT, Hematology
* Cardiology: Cardiothoracic Surgery, Medical, Advanced Heart Failure
* Sterile Products, Medication Systems & Operations
* Clinical Practice Management
* Emergency Medicine
* General Internal Medicine
* Pediatrics: General, Heme/Onc/BMT, PICU, NICU, Complex Care
* Surgery: General, Specialty
* Hospice, Palliative Care
* Infectious Diseases
* ICU: Medical, Surgical, Burn
* Neuro: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry
* Nuclear Medicine
* Nutrition Support
* Operating Room
* Informatics
* Medication Safety
* Decentral Overnights
* Home Infusion
* Specialty Pharmacy
* Director of Pharmacy
* Pharmacy Benefit Management
* Supply Chain
* Ambulatory Leadership
* The American Center
* Digestive Health
* Any Ambulatory Care Clinic

Ambulatory Care

Residents participate in a full day ambulatory care clinic every other week. Residents have the opportunity for two clinic experiences, each for half of the residency year. Clinics include:

  • Anticoagulation
  • HIV Clinic/Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Lung Transplant
  • Renal Clinic/Wisconsin Dialysis
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Adult/Pediatric Pulmonary
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Oncology Clinic

Clinical Staffing

Pharmacy services are provided by teams of pharmacists within an integrated practice model. These teams of pharmacists are decentrally based and provide care as part of the interprofessional team through patient care rounds, clinical monitoring, medication order review, admission histories, first-dose teaching, discharge teaching and care coordination, code and stroke response teams, drug information provision, and medication use stewardship.

Residents staff in the same roles as their preceptors on two different teams over the course of the residency year, developing confidence and competence for PGY-2 training or employment following residency. This is supported by a preceptor on weekends dedicated to resident feedback and available for consultation.

These independent staffing experiences are completed every other weekend (8-hour shifts) in addition to 1-2 weekday evenings (4-hour shifts), for an average of 12 hours per week. Time to complete training in these staffing areas are pre-built into residents’ schedules.

Required/Staffing Rotations (2):

  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Duty Hours

The residency program follows duty hour definitions and recommendations from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the program; i.e., patient care (both inpatient and outpatient), administrative duties relative to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities and scheduled activities such as conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

  • Duty hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities.
  • Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period.