National Match Code: 616652

PGY2 Critical Care Program Director
William J. Peppard, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM
Telephone: 414-805-6933
Fax: 414-805-9283

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Starting Date: June 2020
Stipend: $49,920

Residency Manual

PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Preceptors

PGY2 Critical Care Resident Alumni


This specialty program is designed to provide advanced clinical training and leadership opportunities from a dedicated critical care preceptor team. This program is built upon many years of experience training PGY1 residents.

  • Froedtert Hospital is a 585-bed academic medical center with 107 dedicated ICU beds.
  • Research projects and teaching activities are tailored to meet the needs/interests of the resident.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to precept residents and APPE students on clinical rotations.
  • ACLS, PALS and FCCS training will be provided.
  • External presentations and publications are encouraged.

Sample resident rotation schedule

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Nutrition Support
  • Research Project

Elective Rotations

  • Toxicology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Peri-Operative Pharmacy Services
  • Critical Care Oncology
  • Academia (Concordia School of Pharmacy or MCW Pharmacy School)
  • Community Critical Care (Community Memorial Hospital)
  • CVICU II (Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Heart Transplant)

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations of participants in the PGY2 Critical Care Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital:

  1. Professional Organization Membership
    • Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
  2. Conferences
    • SCCM Annual Congress
    • Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conferences (WPRC)
    • Milwaukee City Wide Residency Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Meeting and Vizient Annual Meeting (optional)
  3. Formal Presentations
    • SCCM abstract
    • WPRC abstract
    • Critical Care Pharmacy Grand Rounds (two)
    • Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Critical Care Lecture at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    • Critical Care Nursing Class: Pharmacology Review (two)
    • Critical Care Journal Club (two)
  4. Pharmacy Staffing
    • Approximately eight weeks throughout the year (Monday - Friday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
    • Approximately eight-and-a-half weekends throughout the year (Saturday - Sunday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Critical Care Journal Club
    • Critical Care Grand Rounds
    • The resident is expected to attend all meetings (unless otherwise specified) that PGY1 residents are expected to attend (including but not limited to administrative and safety discussions, BCPS review, staff meetings, etc.)
  6. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin by Sept. 1.
  7. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday - Friday)
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
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