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PGY1 Program Director
Melanie Engels PharmD, MBA
Pharmacy Manager
Telephone: 414-805-9586
Fax: 414-805-7961
E-mail: melanie.engels@froedtert.com

PGY1 Program Coordinator
Kevin Stutt, PharmD
Outpatient Pharmacy Coordinator
E-mail: kevin.stutt@froedtert.com

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Starting Date: June 2022
Estimated Stipend: $46,800

The purpose of this program is to build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop community‐based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including postgraduate year two (PGY2) residencies and professional certifications.

Features

  • Flexible, comprehensive training in a variety of retail pharmacies within the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health system.
  • Required rotations will include Retail Pharmacy, Home Delivery and Specialty Pharmacy, Home Infusion, and Administration with additional opportunities to work with Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM), 340B program, as well as Business and Finance.
  • Resident will have Medication Therapy Management (MTM) involvement with focused efforts towards improving quality metrics and star ratings.
  • Many teaching and precepting opportunities available

Sample resident rotation schedule

  • Orientation and Training (6 weeks)
  • Community Pharmacy (6 weeks)
  • Administration (6 weeks)
  • Home Infusion (5 weeks)
  • Elective (5 weeks)
  • Home Delivery (6 weeks)
  • Medication Access (5 weeks)
  • Elective (5 weeks)
  • Specialty (5 weeks)
  • Discharge/Transitions of Care (5 weeks)
  • Staffing – Longitudinal (52 weeks)
  • Community Home Base – Longitudinal (48 weeks, every Monday)

Committee Membership

  • Retail Policy Committee (6 months)
  • Specialty Pharmacy Quality Committee (6 months)
  • Retail Medication Safety Committee (12 months)
  • Retail Pharmacy Practice Model Steering Committee (12 months)

Residency Manual

Requirements for Acceptance

Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.

Learning Experiences

Required

  • Orientation and Training (6 weeks)
  • Community Pharmacy (6 weeks)
  • Administration (6 weeks)
  • Home Infusion (5 weeks)
  • Home Delivery (6 weeks)
  • Medication Access (5 weeks)
  • Specialty (5 weeks)
  • Discharge/Transitions of Care (5 weeks)
  • Staffing – Longitudinal (52 weeks)
  • Community Home Base – Longitudinal (48 weeks, every Monday)
  • Retail Policy Committee (6 months)
  • Specialty Pharmacy Quality Committee (6 months)
  • Retail Medication Safety Committee (12 months)
  • Retail Pharmacy Practice Model Steering Committee (12 months)

Electives

  • Senior Leadership (5 weeks)
  • Community Pharmacy Business & Finance (5 weeks)
  • PBM (5 weeks)
  • Community Pharmacy IT (5 weeks)

Teaching Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional teaching certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.
  • The program includes lecture and small group teaching of student pharmacists, didactic online seminars in pedagogy (teaching methods), live seminars preparing participants for understanding and pursuit of academic careers, and participation in academic-related projects.
  • Teaching opportunities are available through the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

Learn more about the Teaching Certificate Program

Research Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional research certificate through the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • The purpose of this program is to enhance the research development curriculum and to provide rigorous training for those interested in pursuing a career with continued scholarly pursuits
  • Requirements of the program include participation in didactic sessions, preparation of a manuscript, presentation of a poster at a national or regional meeting, and post-program assessment and feedback

Learn more about the Research Certificate Program

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations for participants in the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Froedtert Hospital.

  1. Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 90 days of start date
  2. Basic Life Support (course available at Froedtert Hospital) and Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate
  3. Longitudinal Resident Project
    • Protocol development and presentation at Pharmacy Research Committee
    • Development of a formal manuscript suitable for publication
  4. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  5. Conferences
    • Vizient Meeting and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC)
    • Milwaukee Residency Conferences (three/year)
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • GLPRC or WPRC PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Community Pharmacy Staffing (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • One 10-hour shift per week (currently Tosa Pharmacy on Fridays 8a-6:30p)
    • One 8-hour shift weekend shift per 4 week schedule (currently Sunday at 92nd St Pharmacy 8:45a-5:15p)
    • One 4-hour weekend shift per schedule (currently Saturday at Town Hall 8:30am-12:30pm)
    • Two holidays (8-hour shifts)
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Academic afternoon
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety event review, discussions, and presentations
    • Journal club/Medication use topic discussions (present at least one)
    • Community topic discussions (present at least two)
    • Department staff meetings (monthly)
    • Participation in assigned committees
  9. Medication Error Review
  10. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday through Friday)
    • One administrative responsibility (assignments vary based on need)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment of incoming residency class
    • Primary preceptor for IPPE students on rotation at Tosa Pharmacy