Residency Special Features: The PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency is a 24-month residency with inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care, teaching, and administrative experiences. The first year focuses on clinical practice with concentrations in primary care, specialty care, and acute care. The second year focuses on building clinical leadership, operations, and supervisory experience. The resident will participate in a broad range of training activities including pharmacy management, clinical leadership, business operations, medication use safety, quality assurance, practice advancement, pharmacoeconomics, and informatics. There is a clinical leadership track and an operational leadership track during the second year of the program that allows flexibility in tailoring the program to the strengths and interests of the resident. The Madison VA has 17 residents across 6 programs, allowing for diversity and collaboration. This residency is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy, where residents serve as clinical instructors and pharmacotherapy lab coordinators.
U.S. citizenship, PharmD degree, pharmacist license (any state), academic transcript, curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation
About William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
The Madison VA has offered residencies in Ambulatory/Primary Care since 1983 and has trained over 150 residents to date.
We currently offer a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency with a focus on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice as well as a PGY-1 General Pharmacy Practice residency. It is designed to train graduates to be excellent clinical practitioners and meets all requirements as set forth by ASHP for first year residency programs.
Additionally, we offer PGY-2 programs in Ambulatory Care and Psychiatric Pharmacy. Finally, we offer a combined PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency is designed to develop leadership skills in addition to further honing of clinical practice skills. Our PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency is designed to provide highly motivated and exceptionally qualified pharmacists with a myriad of experiences in clinical practice and leadership. The PGY-2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy gives residents an opportunity to experience a variety of mental health rotations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Both residents wishing to continue with a second year at our institutio...n and those with PGY-1 Residency training from other sites are eligible to be considered for the PGY-2 Residency programs at our site.
In addition to pharmacy practice training, pharmacy residents at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital receive Clinical Instructor appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by participating in the School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Laboratory. They also have the option to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by the School of Pharmacy. These experiences give residents opportunities to find careers in clinical practice, pharmacy administration, or academia. Approximately two-thirds of our graduates from the PGY-1 Residency accept clinical practice positions, while the rest pursue specialty residency programs or accept taking academic positions which maintain a practice component.