While residents complete patient care activities at their specific practice sites, residents build collegiality through joint professional development sessions, teaching in the school of pharmacy, professional meeting attendance, and participation in citywide residency conference. All residents complete a research project and attend at least one national pharmacy conference during the residency year. Graduates will be capable of developing, providing, advancing and teaching patient care in community-based settings and fulfilling teaching, practice, research and service roles as a pharmacy practice faculty member.
The resident receives health insurance, travel stipend, paid holidays, and 10 vacation days.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE
Graduate of an accredited school of pharmacy, eligible for WI licensure. Application materials include a cover letter, CV, School of Pharmacy Transcript, and three reference letters, all submitted via PhORCAS.
TRAINING SITE FEATURES
This residency prepares pharmacists for generalist ambulatory practice in urban underserved areas and roles in teaching. There are three practice site options for this residency. Option 1 is Evergreen Pharmacy, an independent specialty pharmacy. The site offer opportunities to gain knowledge on specialized disease states, research the pharmaceutical pipeline and innovate the way community pharmacy is practiced. Option 2 is Hayat Pharmacy, an independent community pharmacy with over 10 locations. Hayat Pharmacy is focused on patient adherence, in-person medication therapy management (one-on-one medication education with a pharmacist) and medication synchronization through our Simplify My Meds program. Option 3 is altScripts Specialty Pharmacy, which provides specialty services to patients and healthcare providers to simplify complex medication therapies, enabling optimal results and ensuring patients receive quality, timely care. With any option, the majority of time will be spent in direct patient care in the pharmacy with time once weekly at Concordia University Wisconsin in teaching and learning activities that will foster academic development. A half day each week will be allocated for administrative projects in the pharmacy.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR/CONTACT PERSON
Sarah Ray, PharmD, BCPS
About Concordia University School of Pharmacy
Our Pharmacy Residency program (PGY1) differs from most other ambulatory care-focused residency programs – we focus on preparing academic ambulatory care pharmacists, practice in urban underserved areas, and experiences in both teaching and learning. We’ve partnered with Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) to offer two PGY1 residency emphasis options: a 24-Month Practice and Academic Leadership Emphasis, and a 12-Month Urban Underserved Emphasis.
We have also partnered with Evergreen Specialty Pharmacy, Hayat Pharmacy, and altScripts Specialty Pharmacy on 12 month PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program options.