The Longitudinal Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (LAPPE) or APPE-Residency Track (RT) Program at Froedtert Hospital was established in 2014. LAPPE students will have the opportunity to learn alongside clinical preceptors who are leaders in their respective areas of practice and are experienced in teaching others to advance their clinical skills and knowledge.

Following completion of the program, students will be competitive candidates for residency or fellowship positions and will be prepared to excel in their post-graduate roles. While Froedtert Hospital has affiliations with the three Schools of Pharmacy in Wisconsin — Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) — the LAPPE Program is open to any student within an accredited PharmD program.

We offer LAPPE programs at both Froedtert Hospital and Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital. They are two separate programs with separate recruitment and interview processes.

  • Froedtert Hospital LAPPE Program

    Froedtert Hospital is the academic medical center in the Froedtert & MCW health network located within the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. Froedtert Hospital is a leading referral resource for advanced medical care with over 700 beds and close to 36,000 annual admissions. Froedtert Hospital also operates as the region’s only adult Level 1 trauma center. With the primary teaching affiliation with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital is a major training facility for medical, pharmacy, nursing, and health technical students and residents.  It is also a respected research center, participating in some 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, every year.

    Froedtert Hospital is among “America’s 100 Best Hospitals” according to Healthgrades and is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2021 – 2022 in three adult specialties — diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat and rehabilitation. Froedtert Hospital is also recognized as high performing in four adult specialties and 14 procedures and conditions.

    Vizient, an alliance of United States academic medical centers and hospitals, ranked Froedtert Hospital in the 84th percentile for the 2021 Quality and Accountability Study. Measured in mortality, efficiency, safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness and equity, Froedtert Hospital ranked 16 of 101 academic medical centers nationwide dedicated to upholding stringent quality and safety standards for exceptional patient care. Overall our collective hospitals ranked in the 82nd percentile as a health care system placing our health network among the best in the nation.

    Program Coordinator
    Teri Mattek
    Pharmacy Education Coordinator
    E-mail: Theresa.Mattek@froedtert.com
    Phone: 262-305-9225

    Program Manager
    Kristin Bialkowski, PharmD, BCCCP
    Clinical Pharmacy Manager
    E-mail: Kristin.Bialkowski@froedtert.com
    Phone: 414-805-0887

    Program Specifics

    • Program Location: Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis.
      • The academic medical center within the Froedtert & MCW health network
    • Duration: The number of rotations completed on site may vary depending on school of pharmacy requirements
      • CUW/MCW: Five rotations (30 weeks)
      • UW-Madison: Six rotations (36 weeks)
    • Application Deadline: Please check with the Experiential Education Office of your respective school for application deadlines or contact Teri Mattek for out of state schools
    • Starting Date: Variable (based on school of pharmacy schedule)

    Program Purpose

    Froedtert & MCW health network offers this opportunity to highly motivated students interested in completing a majority of their advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations within our health system. The Froedtert Hospital LAPPE Program mirrors the experience of pharmacy residents and prepares students to pursue residency or work opportunities in large health systems.

    Most APPE rotations will take place at Froedtert Hospital or Froedtert & MCW clinic locations. Students will also have the opportunity to complete one experience at either Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital or Froedtert West Bend Hospital.

    Program Objectives

    The objectives of the longitudinal APPE program include:

    • Providing students with valuable experiences to build clinical knowledge, develop professional skills, and increase confidence to prepare them for successful residency training and pharmacist positions
    • Facilitating professional networking opportunities to build a group of colleagues to support them throughout their pharmacist careers
    • Acquiring long-term familiarity with F&MCW including technology systems, policy and procedures, medical staff, etc. to become a more proactive contributor to the health system

    Program Activities

    Throughout the LAPPE program, students will:

    • Develop and participate in a year-long longitudinal project, including a student poster presentation at a regional or national conference
    • Collaborate with a PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident or PGY-2 Pharmacy Resident on their residency research project.
    • Participate in Drug Use and Disease State Management Program initiatives with Clinical Pharmacy staff (MTM programs, discharge follow-up)
    • Engage in a monthly Residency Preparation session led by various members of the Froedtert pharmacy team
    • Build a mentor relationship with either a staff pharmacist or current pharmacy resident

    Program Structure

    Rotation Experiences

    The program will incorporate the required Acute Care (Medicine or Surgery), Ambulatory Care, and Hospital/Health System Pharmacy APPE rotations, as well as two Elective APPE rotations. Additionally, University of Wisconsin students will complete the required Community Froedtert Hospital rotation within the LAPPE program. LAPPE students will interview for their primary location (Froedtert Hospital and/or Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital). Of note, Froedtert Hospital and Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital are separate LAPPE programs with separate recruitment and interview processes. If selected, they will complete a majority of their required and elective APPE rotations at the primary location. Students may elect to complete ONE required or elective rotation at an alternate site from their primary location still within the Froedtert system.

    Health System Longitudinal Experience

    During a non-direct patient care block (administration, central pharmacy operations, etc.), students may participate in an optional experience designed to offer exposure to a unique area in health system pharmacy. The six-week experience is comprised of one half-day per week at the alternate site. Experiences include: Specialty Pharmacy, Investigational Drugs, Discharge in Outpatient Pharmacy, Drug Policy, Antithrombotic Therapy Management, and Toxicology.

    Leadership Opportunities Available

    There are several leadership roles available within the LAPPE program.  Students can express interest in these positions through a written submission outlining their desire to serve in the role along with positive attributes that would lead to a successful appointment in the position. LAPPE program leadership will choose the student representatives in advance of the rotation year.

    • Lead LAPPE Student: The Lead LAPPE will work directly with Kristin, Teri, and other pharmacy leaders in coordinating LAPPE experiences and will be the point person for programmatic discussions for student colleagues and Froedtert leadership.
    • LAPPE Social Co-Chairs: There will be 2-3 appointed Social Chairs to focus on ensuring LAPPE students get to know one another and have fun experiences outside of rotations. Social Chairs collaborate to plan activities such as a summer welcome party, networking events with Froedtert Leadership, a Christmas party, and other dinners and get-togethers.
    • LAPPE Program Recruitment Lead: This individual will be expected to promote the Froedtert Hospital LAPPE Program and contribute to the recruitment process. This includes attending recruiting events for prospective pharmacy students, facilitating interview days for the upcoming LAPPE cohort, and maintaining the LAPPE Program website.

    Application Instructions for the Froedtert Hospital LAPPE Program

    The Froedtert Hospital Longitudinal APPE Program is a selective experience requiring an application and interview.  Interested students must submit all components of the application electronically by the date defined by the student’s Experiential Education Office.  The application for this program includes:

    • Letter of Intent describing your professional interests and achievements, reason(s) for choosing the Froedtert Hospital Longitudinal APPE Program, and your short-term career goals
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • School of pharmacy grade point average
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, former supervisor, or preceptor who knows you well and can comment upon your suitability for this program, clinical skills, and professional strengths

    Completed applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by Froedtert Hospital and applicants will be required to interview with Froedtert Hospital personnel.

    Rotations Offered

    Required Hospital/Health System Pharmacy APPE Rotation

    • Froedtert Hospital Central Pharmacy
    • Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center Day Hospital Pharmacy
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
    • Froedtert West Bend Hospital 

    Required Acute Care APPE Rotation

    • Froedtert Hospital (Medicine or Surgery)
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
    • Froedtert West Bend Hospital

    Required Ambulatory Care APPE Rotation

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Froedtert Hospital Froedtert & MCW Clinic Locations
    • Anticoagulation
    • Anticoagulation
    • Oncology
    • Transplant
    • Specialty Clinics (multiple locations in southeastern Wisconsin)
    • Specialty Pharmacy (Integrated Service Center Facility)
    • Primary Care (multiple locations in southeastern Wisconsin)

    Electives APPE Rotations (select 2 of the following)

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Froedtert Hospital Infusion Pharmacy
    • Administration
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Department
    • Infectious Disease
    • Oncology
    • Administration1
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care2
    • Diabetes
    • Drug Policy
    • Emergency Department
    • Home Infusion
    • Ambulatory Infusion
    • Infectious Disease
    • Investigational Drugs
    • Medication Safety
    • Pain Stewardship
    • Neurology
    • Inpatient Oncology
    • Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant
    • ED/ICU 3rd Shift
    • Center for Medication Utilization
    • Preoperative Clinic
    • Operating Room
    • Pharmacy Informatics3
    • Moorland Reserve Infusion
    • Drexel Infusion Clinic
    • Froedtert Hospital Infusion Clinic

    1 Includes ambulatory, clinical, director of pharmacy, supply chain, or operations.
    2 Includes medicine, surgery, cardiovascular, or neurosurgical.
    3 This rotation has minimal availability and is only for those students with a serious interest in Informatics.

    Community/Retail APPE Rotations

    On-Site (Froedtert Hospital) Off-Site
    • 87th Street
    • 92nd Street
    • Cancer Center
    • Center for Advanced Care
    • Eye Institute
    • Moorland Reserve
    • FMFH Outpatient
    • FWBH Outpatient
    • Town Hall
    • Tosa Health Center
    • Drexel

    Additional Information and Resources

    Pharmacy Residency Fact Sheet

    Fun Things To Do in Milwaukee

    Current LAPPE Students

    • Elise Brennan, University of Wisconsin
    • Emilie Feng, University of Wisconsin
    • Jordan Zywicke, University of Wisconsin
    • Julia Kluck, University of Wisconsin
    • Madison Berg, University of Wisconsin
    • Margaret Ford, University of Wisconsin
    • Megan Kellicut, University of Wisconsin
    • Melissa Smith, University of Wisconsin
    • Nicole Batterman, University of Wisconsin
    • Sarah Fierek, University of Wisconsin
    • Taylor Gullickson, University of Wisconsin
    • Zachary Zuengler, University of Wisconsin
    • Ami Leigh Schmidt, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Andrew Yetka, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Breanna Kneip, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Emily Wendland, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Huong Hoang, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Kaitlin Ledvina, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Megan Mills, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Candice Ngo, Concordia University
    • Evan Hedeen, Concordia University
    • Lacy Brandau, Concordia University
    • Paola Sterjo, Concordia University

    Previous LAPPE Cohorts

    • Kaitlin Babula, University of Wisconsin
    • Nathan Bartley, University of Wisconsin
    • Sarah Bittner, University of Wisconsin
    • Kellen Brush, University of Wisconsin
    • Stephaney Cheng, University of Wisconsin
    • Casey Davis, University of Wisconsin
    • Katie Fermanich, University of Wisconsin
    • Jillian Kolasinski, University of Wisconsin
    • Thomas Lofy, University of Wisconsin
    • Alex Mohr, University of Wisconsin
    • Tri Nguyen, University of Wisconsin
    • Hailey Thompson, University of Wisconsin
    • Jackie Welsch, University of Wisconsin
    • Emily Willey, University of Wisconsin
    • Dani Schuyler, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Brianna Wallace, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Samuel Michels, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Jose Roig, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Andres (Andy) Saavedra, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Rawan Oudeh, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Andres Maldonado Rodriguez, The Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Emily Mauer, Concordia University
    • Vincent Rotunno, Concordia University
    • Michael Wright, Concordia University

    Pharmacy Preceptors

  • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital LAPPE Program

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is a hospital within the Community Hospital Division of Froedtert & MCW health network. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital is a full-service hospital with 202 beds and just over 9,000 annual admission. Since 2017, the hospital has been home to inpatient training for medical residents as part of the Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2021-22 as high performing in pulmonology and lung surgery, as well as four additional adult procedures and conditions — hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and heart attack. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital has also been recognized as a top cancer program and a Silver Plus with Honor Roll designee from the American Heart Association for stroke care.

    Program Coordinator
    Brian Kasica
    Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator
    E-mail: Brian.Kasica@froedtert.com
    Phone: 262-257-3070

    Program Manager
    John Muchka
    Clinical Pharmacist, PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
    E-mail: John.Muchka@froedtert.com
    Phone: 262-257-3070

    Program Specifics

    • Program Location: Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital – Menomonee Falls, WI
      • A community hospital within the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network
    • Duration: The number of rotations completed on site may vary depending on school of pharmacy requirements
      • Five rotations (30 weeks)
    • Application Deadline: Please check with the Experiential Education Office of your respective school for application deadlines or contact the program coordinator for out of state schools
    • Starting Date: Variable (based on school of pharmacy schedule)

    Program Purpose

    The Froedtert & MCW health network is offering an opportunity to highly motivated students who are interested in completing a majority of their advanced pharmacy practice experience (APPE) rotations within the Froedtert & MCW health network health system. Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital LAPPE Program is designed to mirror the experience of pharmacy residents and prepare students to pursue residency or work opportunities in a health system. Most APPE rotations will take place at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, however students will have the opportunity to complete one experience at either Froedtert Hospital or Froedtert West Bend Hospital.

    Program Objectives

    The objectives of the longitudinal APPE program include:

    • Providing students with valuable experiences to build clinical knowledge, develop professional skills, and increase confidence to prepare them for successful residency training and pharmacist positions
    • Facilitating professional networking opportunities to build a group of colleagues to support them throughout their pharmacist careers
    • Acquiring long-term familiarity with Froedtert & MCW health network, including technology systems, policy and procedures, medical staff, etc. to become a more proactive contributor to the health system

    Program Activities

    Throughout the LAPPE program, students will:

    • Develop and participate in a year-long longitudinal project or student poster presentation at a regional or national conference
    • Participate in Drug Use and Disease State Management Program initiatives with Clinical Pharmacy staff
    • Prepare for residency training through regular meetings with current residents and program director
    • Build a mentor relationship with either a staff pharmacist or current pharmacy resident

    Program Structure

    The program will incorporate the required Acute Care (Medicine or Surgery), Ambulatory Care, and Hospital/Health System Pharmacy APPE rotations, as well as two Elective APPE rotations. LAPPE students will interview for their primary location (Froedtert Hospital and/or Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital). Of note, Froedtert Hospital and Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital are separate LAPPE programs with separate recruitment and interview processes. If selected, they will complete a majority of their required and elective APPE rotations at the primary location. Students may elect to complete ONE required or elective rotation at an alternate site from their primary location within the Froedtert & MCW health system.

    Application Instructions for the Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital LAPPE Program

    The Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Longitudinal APPE Program is a selective experience requiring an application and interview.  Interested students must submit all components of the application electronically by the date defined by the student’s Experiential Education Office.  The application for this program includes:

    • Letter of Intent describing your professional interests and achievements, reason(s) for choosing the Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Longitudinal APPE Program, and your short-term career goals
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • School of pharmacy grade point average
    • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member, former supervisor, or preceptor who knows you well and can comment upon your suitability for this program, clinical skills, and professional strengths

    Completed applications received by the deadline will be reviewed by Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital and applicants may be invited to interview with Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital personnel.

    Rotations Offered

    Required Hospital/Health System Pharmacy APPE Rotation

    • Froedtert Hospital Central Pharmacy
    • Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center Day Hospital Pharmacy
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
    • Froedtert West Bend Hospital

    Required Acute Care APPE Rotation

    • Froedtert Hospital (Medicine or Surgery)
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
    • Froedtert West Bend Hospital

    Required Ambulatory Care APPE Rotation

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Froedtert Hospital Froedtert & MCW Clinic Locations
    • Anticoagulation
    • Oncology
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Anticoagulation
    • Oncology
    • Transplant
    • Specialty Clinics (multiple locations in southeastern Wisconsin)
    • Specialty Pharmacy (Integrated Service Center Facility)
    • Primary Care (multiple locations in southeastern Wisconsin)

    Electives APPE Rotations (select 2 of the following)

    Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital Froedtert Hospital Infusion Pharmacy
    • Administration
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care
    • Emergency Department
    • Infectious Disease
    • Oncology
    • Administration1
    • Cardiology
    • Critical Care2
    • Diabetes
    • Drug Policy
    • Emergency Department
    • Home Infusion
    • Ambulatory Infusion
    • Infectious Disease
    • Investigational Drugs
    • Medication Safety
    • Pain Stewardship
    • Neurology
    • Inpatient Oncology
    • Inpatient Solid Organ Transplant
    • ED/ICU 3rd Shift
    • Center for Medication Utilization
    • Preoperative Clinic
    • Operating Room
    • Pharmacy Informatics3
    • Moorland Reserve Infusion
    • Drexel Infusion Clinic
    • Froedtert Hospital Infusion Clinic

    1 Includes ambulatory, clinical, director of pharmacy, supply chain or operations.
    2 Includes medicine, surgery, cardiovascular or neurosurgical.
    3 This rotation has minimal availability and is only for those students with a serious interest in Informatics.

    Pharmacy Residency Fact Sheet

    Pharmacy Preceptors