Our PGY1 clinical residency provides the opportunity to develop advanced pharmacy practice skills in a progressive community hospital setting. Clinical pharmacists provide comprehensive inpatient pharmaceutical care services to patients in all care areas of the hospital including the medical/surgical adult ICU, cardiology, emergency department, internal medicine, neurology, neonatology, obstetrics, oncology, psychiatry, and surgical units. Additionally, clinical specialist and lead pharmacists provide expertise in the areas of anticoagulation, critical care, drug information, infectious diseases, medication safety, nutrition support, perinatal and perioperative management to complement the clinical pharmacist care teams. Residency rotations are available in these various practice areas with dedicated preceptors who have extensive clinical experience. Each resident's rotation schedule is tailored to meet his or her individual needs and interests. The residents provide didactic and experiential teaching to PharmD students during their clinical rotations at UnityPoint Health-Meriter. In addition, the residents provide instruction to 2nd and 3rd year Doctor of Pharmacy students in the Integrated Pharmacotherapy Skills Lab at the University of Wisconsin. Residents are encouraged to participate in the UW-Madison Teaching Certificate Program designed to develop and enhance their teaching skills. A research project is required of all residents completing the program.
Interested applicants must: be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy; participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program; submit the following application materials through Phorcas: all standard information including basic demographics, verified transcripts, curriculum vitae, extracurricular information, 3 letters of reference, and a personal statement/letter of intent which provides specific information about your practice goals and areas of interest; what interests you the most about our residency program and how completing a PGY1 residency will help you accomplish your career goals. Supplemental information that must be submitted for this program includes: 2 projects that you have completed as a pharmacy student that represent your best work and will show the selection committee your capabilities as a resident. The resident must be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the state of Wisconsin and participate in an on-site interview in January or February
About UnityPoint Health- Meriter Hospital
UnityPoint Health-Meriter is a community hospital in the heart of Madison that serves as a training site for many health professionals, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists. Meriter utilizes a fully integrated electronic medical healthcare record system. Recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Recipient of Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Recognition award for 2017. Named as American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Edition Best Hospitals, US News & World Report in 2016 and 2017. Received the Press Ganey "Guardian of Excellence" award for Patient Experience in the Medical Practice setting in 2016. Certified by Baby-Friendly USA with the prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly™ birth facility until 2021. Named by Truven Health Analytics as a 100 Top Hospital® in 2016, 2015, 2011 & 2010. Repeatedly has earned a 5-Star overall hospital rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Named by InBusiness Magazine as Top Madison Company to Work For, 2014.