Competency objectives and activities

Goals and objectives

The PGY1 and PGY2 combined residency in Medication Systems and Operations Administration and Leadership (MSOAL) at UW Health is designed to develop experts of operational and project management. With this expertise, a pharmacist graduating from this program will seek positions in project management, daily pharmacy operations management, medication safety or informatics. Residents gain a comprehensive understanding of the medication-use system and the daily operations that occur within a hybrid drug distribution model. The program’s primary objective is to mature pharmacists with the ability to effectively manage and oversee the distributive, technical and clinical aspects of the supply chain and medication use system.


  • Two major, longitudinal projects will be completed over the course of the two-year program
  • Rotation projects as determined by rotation preceptors

Committee responsibilities

The resident will be an active member of the following committees during months seven through 24. The resident will have the opportunity to serve on other committees depending on resident and program director preference.

  • Drug Product Selection and Supply (DPSS)
  • Inpatient Operations

Presentation opportunities

The MSO resident is required to complete:

Project, presentation, posterFirst yearSecond year
Resident Report Presentations/DiscussionsX
Resident Report FacilitationX
Podium Presentation at Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference (present major project)XX
Seminar PresentationXX
Poster Presentation on PGY1 project at the annual PSW conferenceX
Poster Presentation on PGY2 project at the University Health System Consortium (UHC) meeting (usually the Saturday prior to the ASHP Midyear meeting)X


  • 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