Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is a 297-bed acute care pediatric teaching hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus with Froedtert Hospital, the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Children’s Research Institute and is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin and Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Children’s is a tertiary care hospital with a Level 1 trauma center that receives over 10,000 trauma patients per year and is the largest Level 4 NICU in the state of Wisconsin. Children’s has an internationally recognized bone marrow transplant program, is a center for heart, liver, and kidney transplantation, and is the only hospital in Wisconsin to be nationally accredited by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a Center of Comprehensive Care. The pharmacy department provides centralized distributive services 24 hours a day and has decentralized pharmacists in acute care units, intensive care units, and limited ambulatory clinics.
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Pharmacy Department is seeking applicants for the PGY-1 pharmacy residency program. The PGY-1 pharmacy residency program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will provide the resident opportunity to enhance clinical skills in a pediatric acute care hospital while developing competence in direct patient care, practice management, and leadership. PGY-1 pharmacy residents will have the opportunity to participate in health care rounds in all acute care rotations as well as work with attending physicians, pediatric medical residents, a PGY-2 pharmacy resident, pharmacy students from multiple schools of pharmacy, nurses, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. In addition, residents will have the opportunity to develop clinical programs and provide a limited amount of decentralized pharmacy staffing to further educational opportunities. The resident will have 8 required rotations and up to 3 elective rotations depending on the length of elective experiences. The PGY-1 resident receives appointments to the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Medication Safety Committee and Pharmacy Clinical Practice Council.
Orientation (4 weeks)
Pediatric General Medicine (4 weeks)
Pediatric General Medicine II (4 weeks)
Central Pharmacy/Nutrition (4 weeks)
Pediatric Pharmacokinetics (4 weeks)
Neonatal Intensive Care (4-6 weeks)
Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant (4-6 weeks)
Pediatric Intensive Care (6 weeks)
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Pharmacy Clinical Practice Council
Medication Safety Committee
Decentralized pharmacy staffing
Major Research Project
Pediatric Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
Solid Organ Transplant Service (4 weeks)
Toxicology (4 weeks)
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
Teaching Certificate – Concordia University School of Pharmacy (4 weeks)
Pediatric Investigational Drug Service
Teaching Certificate – Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
Staffing requirements The resident is required to staff every third weekend as well as approximately two weekdays per month. Staffing locations will include central pharmacy, total parenteral nutrition service, and decentralized teams which will provide the resident with the opportunity to attend multidisciplinary rounds.
In addition to clinical rotations, the pharmacy resident is expected to complete various projects, including but not limited to:
Present a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
Present research project at the Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group Annual Meeting
Present two, one hour presentations to pharmacy personnel
Present at least one lecture to pharmacy students in a pediatric elective course
Contribute to IPPE and APPE clerkship student rotations
Present patient cases for selected rotations
PGY-1 Residency Program Application Instructions
Register for ASHP’s National Matching Program and with the pharmacy online residency centralized application service, PhORCAS.
Submit the following application materials to PhORCAS at ashp.org/phorcas by Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
Standard requirements for an application in PhORCAS includes:
Academic History (pharmacy and non-pharmacy colleges attended)
Personal Statement/Letter of Intent
CHW special requirement for application acceptance
Three (3) significant projects that you have completed during the last year (pediatric focus preferred).
Upon submission of applications via PhORCAS, the CHW pharmacy residency council will review all application materials. Individual candidates will be selected for invitations to visit Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The dates available for site visits will be Mondays and Fridays from 1/27/20 through 2/21/20.
Wisconsin pharmacist licensure or license eligible to graduate of an accredited school, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, 3 project examples, and 3 letters of recommendation are required.
About Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW) is a 297-bed acute care pediatric teaching hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Campus with Froedtert Hospital, the Blood Center of Wisconsin, Children’s Research Institute, and is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Children’s is a tertiary care hospital with a Level 1 trauma center and a Level 4 NICU. The pharmacy department provides centralized distributive services 24 hours a day and has decentralized pharmacists in acute care units, intensive care units, and limited ambulatory clinics.