Residency Information

Administrative residents complete both direct patient care and clinical management rotations during the first year. The second year will focus on advanced administrative rotations.

First-Year Rotations

  • Clinical practice in a variety of clinical areas, including ambulatory care experience
  • Clinical management
  • Inpatient pharmacy operations and medication use systems
  • Pharmacy informatics and data management
  • Ambulatory operations and specialty pharmacy
  • Supply chain and contracting
  • Residency program director rotation and recruitment (longitudinal)
  • Drug policy program and medication use evaluation(longitudinal)
  • Fundamentals of pharmacy informatics (longitudinal)
  • Medication safety (longitudinal)

Second-Year Rotations

  • Executive pharmacy leadership
  • Integrated pharmacy services
  • Advanced practice and operations
  • Ambulatory services leadership
  • Interim management experience
  • Capital and operational budget (longitudinal)
  • Two required selections:
    • Drug Policy Management
    • Oncology Service Line
    • Advanced Supply Chain (340B)
    • Community Hospital Management
    • Advanced Compounding
    • Business Infrastructure Oversight
    • Specialty Pharmacy
    • Infusion Center Integration
    • Pharmacy Research Center
  • Six additional weeks of elective time


  • PGY1: Clinical or Administrative Project
  • PGY2: Master of Science Research Project

Presentation Opportunities and Professional Meetings

  • Weekly resident seminar
  • Resident report presentations
  • Educational presentations and in-services on clinical rotations
  • Team and staff meeting leadership
  • Nursing and pharmacy student orientation to pharmacy services
  • Major projects are presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Lecturer and small group discussion leader for UW School of Pharmacy course and participant in the Leadership Course led by our department within the UW School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of fourth-year students on clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Contributions to clinical faculty discussions with students
  • Teaching certificate program for residents at area hospitals (optional)

Other Activities

  • Weekly resident lunch seminars with hospital administrators to discuss administrative topics
  • Patient and medication safety involvement
  • Participation on various patient care committees
  • Participation in resident community service projects
  • Opportunities to interact with residents in the pharmacy practice, community practice, critical care, nutrition, oncology and outcomes research
  • Monthly coffees with the Senior Director of Pharmacy
  • Bi-monthly lunch with Residency Program Director


  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Summer Midwest Residency Exchange
  • Site visits to other health systems and residency programs
  • ASHP Leadership Conference
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Required Master’s Coursework

  • MS coursework is completed throughout four semesters
  • Tuition is fully covered by UW Health
  • 36 successful credits are required for degree completion
  • The sequence of course work is dependent on course availability and is instructor dependent
  • Semester 1: Human Resource Management, Project Management, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement
  • Semester 2: Special Topics in Human Factors Engineering, Independent Study: Teaching, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, Health System Pharmacy Data Analysis and Informatics.
  • Semester 3: Managerial Accounting, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course
  • Semester 4: Health Systems Management and Policy, Advanced Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course

Elective Classes

  • Business and Accounting: Bargaining, Negotiations and Dispute Settlement for Managers
  • Industrial Engineering: Engineering Management, Quality Assurance Systems, Human Performance and Accident Causation, Organization and Job Design, Patient Safety and Error Reduction in Health Care
  • Human Resource Management: Organizational Behavior, Managing Behavior in Organizations, Entrepreneurial Management, Behavioral Analysis of Decision Making
  • Population Health: Principles of Population Health Sciences, Introduction to Epidemiology, Assessment of Medical Technologies