Aimed at training the future leaders of integrated health systems, this 24 month program combines the PGY1 Pharmacy Columbia St. Mary’s residency with the PGY2 Health System residency.
Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Milwaukee is a community teaching hospital located in Milwaukee just north of downtown. The Lake Drive Campus is made up of two hospitals, the Main Hospital and Women’s Medical Center, and two large clinics, Prospect Medical Commons and Water Tower Medical Commons. Average daily inpatient census is approximately 225 patients. Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s offers advanced cardiovascular and neurological surgery services, a regional burn center, women’s health services, a neonatal intensive care unit, 48 adult intensive care unit beds, 130 medical/ surgical beds, an inpatient behavioral health unit, an inpatient rehabilitation unit and a 45-bed emergency department. Additionally, an outpatient chemotherapy infusion center is part of the campus. Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s serves as the tertiary care referral center for seven southeastern Wisconsin Ascension hospitals. As a result, the area’s most complex medical and surgical cases come to Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s for care.
The PGY2 year builds on the clinical foundation developed during the PGY1 year to develop pharmacists capable of being future leaders of integrated health systems. Candidates interested in careers as clinical coordinators, supervisors, managers or directors in an integrated health system are encouraged to apply.
During the PGY1 year, the resident will spend the majority of their time at Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee with the opportunity to spend time at other Ascension Wisconsin hospitals in the Milwaukee area. The resident will spend at numerous sites within this system based on project, learning experience, and service needs.
Specific Learning Experiences
During the PGY1 year, residents complete core learning experiences in administration (medication safety, informatics), direct patient care (medicine, emergency medicine, critical care, women’s health/NICU), academia, research and staffing. In the PGY2 year, the format of the residency is tailored to the interest, experience, aptitude and career goals of the resident. This unique residency provides the candidate experience with the management of pharmacy services from statewide and national health system perspectives.
Orientation ............................. 6 weeks
Critical Care ............................ 6 weeks
Emergency Medicine .................... 6 weeks
Internal Medicine ....................... 6 weeks
Pharmacy Administration................ 6 weeks
Research Project ..................... longitudinal
Direct Patient Care Rotations (see PGY1 Electives)
Expectations during residency year include: • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 30 days of starting the program • Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT) • Completion of year-long residency project and presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Wisconsin Pharmacy Resident Conference• Successful written manuscript of PALT or year-long project• Attendance and preparation of minutes at a minimum of 80% of the state-wide Pharmacy Leadership Council meetings • Attendance at a minimum of 75% of regional and statewide Ascension Wisconsin Leadership Development and Formation Retreats • Participation in precepting/mentoring Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residents, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience(IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students; • Staffing every third weekend as well as up to two holidays • Tracking of duty hours• Participation in new resident recruitment
Number of Positions
One (1) PGY1/PGY2 Pharmacy Resident
Benefits and stipend
Each resident and their eligible dependents are eligible to participate in Ascension’s benefit programs (paid time off, medical/dental, insurance, disability, etc.)
The current stipend for the PGY1 year is approximately $48,000 and $58,000 for the PGY2 year.
Applicants must submit the following materials via PhORCAS by January 9 to be considered, and will be contacted regarding a required on-site interview. Refer to the program director for the specific interview dates as interviewing outside of these dates is not allowed.
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
School/college of pharmacy transcripts
About Ascension Wisconsin
In Wisconsin, Ascension operates 23 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 19,600 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided more than $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Wisconsin for 169 years, Ascension is
a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.
Ascension Wisconsin has six PGY1 Pharmacy residency programs (Ascension St. Clare's, Ascension St. Elizabeth, Ascension St. Joseph, Ascension Columbia St. Mary's, Ascension St. Francis, and Ascension All Saints) and one PGY1 Pharmacy & PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration residency. Please visit our residency website at https://www.mywheaton.org/careers/pharmacy-residency/ for additional information