The residency is structured in rotations across a variety of clinical and administrative areas and is a blended experience between community and specialty pharmacy practice, specialty clinics and pharmacy leadership.
The rotation structure ensures completion of all required PGY2 HSPAL Specialty Pharmacy goals and objectives over a 12-month period. A rotation schedule will be drafted for each resident at the beginning of the residency year and adjusted as needed throughout the residency.
The 12-month experience will be broken down into these domains:
|Department training||5 weeks||Yes|
|Specialty Pharmacy Operations||4 weeks||Yes|
|Specialty Clinic Leadership||4 weeks||Yes|
|Managed Care||4 weeks||Yes|
|Specialty Pharmacy Leadership||4 weeks||Yes|
|Finance and Revenue Cycle||4 weeks||Yes|
|Supply Chain and 340B||4 weeks||Yes|
|Elective No. 1||4 weeks||No|
|Elective No. 2||4 weeks||No|
|Duty Hours Documentation||52 weeks*||Yes|
|Major Residency Project||47 weeks*||Yes|
|Specialty Clinic Leadership||39 weeks*||Yes|
|Finance and Revenue Cycle|
|Personnel Management||39 weeks*||Yes|
Residents will complete a training rotation in their respective staffing locations. Staffing during the PGY2 year will be completed at the UW Health Outpatient Pharmacy and the UW Health Specialty Pharmacy.
Each pharmacy resident completes at least one medication use evaluation (MUE) or other medication-use process improvement project along with a PGY2 major project. Projects are presented at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference. Residents are strongly encouraged to submit a manuscript for publication following project completion. Projects are selected off a vetted list provided by the resident advisory committee and usually contain 70–80 innovative projects. All PGY2 projects include implementation of change that expands or enhances patient care or pharmacist roles at UW Health. Everything our department has accomplished is a result of resident projects.
Residents receive clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. They can take an active role in teaching second- and third-year students in pharmacotherapy lab and precept fourth-year students on clinical rotation at the hospital and in clinics. A teaching certificate program for residents at area hospitals is offered in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy. Additional elective rotations with School of Pharmacy faculty are available.
Residents receive travel support to attend one specialty pharmacy conference (NASP or Asembia), the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference and visits to other health systems and residency programs in order to observe, learn and share ideas.