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
  • Clinical management
  • Pharmacy operations and medication-use systems, inpatient and consolidated services center
  • Retail pharmacy management
  • Specialty pharmacy management
  • Infusion and Clinic Services
  • 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
  • Advanced practice and operations
  • Ambulatory services leadership
  • Supply Chain and 340B Leadership
  • Leadership trainee experience (“Interim Manager”)
  • Capital and operational budget (longitudinal)
  • Two required selections:
    • Drug Policy Management
    • Oncology Service Line
    • Advanced Supply Chain
    • Community Hospital Management
    • Advanced Compounding
    • Business Infrastructure Oversight
    • Specialty Pharmacy
    • Infusion Center Integration
    • Pharmacy Research Center
  • Five 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 inservices 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 a variety of practice specialties
  • Monthly coffees with the Senior Director of Pharmacy
  • Weekly lunch with Residency Program Director and Residency Program Coordinator


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

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
  • Requirements and elective courses