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National Match Code: 206813

PGY1 Program Director
Terry Audley, RPh, FASHP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Telephone: 262-257-3077
Fax: 262-250-7008
E-mail: terry.audley@froedtert.com

PGY1 Program Coordinator
John Muchka, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 262-257-3070
Fax: 262-250-7008
E-mail: john.muchka@froedtert.com

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Starting Date: June 2022
Estimated Stipend: $46,800
Interview Required: Yes

The purpose of this PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Features

  • Flexible, comprehensive training in a variety of health-system practice areas.
  • Rotations and activities are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each resident.
  • Residents participate in integrated activities with the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin system residency programs.
    • Journal Club
    • Leadership Discussions
    • Current Pharmacy Practice Topic Presentations
    • Social and Networking Events
  • Development of presentation skills.
  • Research and project management skill development applied to year-long residency project
  • Development of preceptor skills with opportunities to work with and serve as a preceptor for pharmacy clerkship students.

Sample resident rotation schedule

Residency Manual

Application Instructions

  1. Register in PhORCAS and National Matching Service Inc (NMS).
  2. Apply to the Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital residency program through PhORCAS.
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital PGY1 Pharmacy Match Code 206813
  3. Complete the required sections within PhORCAS.
    • Applicant information
    • Extracurricular and professional activities
    • National matching service code
  4. Upload/submit the required materials within PhORCAS.
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Three references
    • Pharmacy school transcript
    • Letter of intent which addresses the following:
      • Characteristics you are looking for in a residency program
      • Career goals
      • Goals for residency year
      • What you expect your greatest challenge will be during residency
      • Level of interest and areas of interest for PGY2 residency training

Learning Experiences

Required

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Cardiology (6 weeks)
  • Internal Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (longitudinal)
  • Critical Care (6 weeks)
  • Administration/Leadership (6 weeks)
  • Academia, Medical College of WI School of Pharmacy, Patient Care Labs (longitudinal)
  • Residency Yearlong Project (longitudinal)
  • Acute Care Clinical Practice (staffing) (longitudinal)
  • Drug Policy (longitudinal)
  • Medication Safety (longitudinal)
  • Medication Utilization Evaluation (longitudinal)

Electives

  • Ambulatory Care: Emergency Medicine (6 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care: Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care: Anticoagulation Clinic (4 weeks)
  • Pharmacy Informatics (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (6 weeks)
  • Academia, Medical College of WI School of Pharmacy, Teaching Certificate Program (longitudinal)

Requirements and Expectations

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

  1. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  2. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC)
    • Milwaukee City Wide Residency Conferences (three/year)
    • PSW Educational Conference and Annual Meeting
  3. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at the annual pharmacy meeting at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • GLPRC PowerPoint Presentation
  4. Acute Care Clinical Practice (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • After completing each rotation the resident will staff that area as a decentralized clinical pharmacist for one to two weeks
    • The resident will spend one weekend per month staffing as a central and/or decentralized pharmacist
    • The resident will staff at least one evening shift per month
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Weekly resident meetings
    • Weekly Academic Afternoon combined with the Froedtert Hospital residency programs
    • Quarterly pharmacy staff meetings
    • Monthly pharmacist meetings
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety discussions
    • Clinical topic discussions
    • Journal clubs/medication use topic discussions (present at least one)
    • Attend one Institutional Review Board (IRB) meeting
    • Hospital or departmental committee meetings, as assigned
  6. Medication Use Activities
    • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
    • Completion of a Monograph or Guideline
  7. Adverse Medication Event Review
  8. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date
  9. Other
    • Minimum 8 hours/day (Monday - Friday)
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • ACLS certification (classes provided)
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Precepting of IPPE/APPE rotation students
    • Facilitate MCW School of Pharmacy student lab (at least two)

Past Residents

2021
  • Mitchell Dubnicka, Clinical Pharmacist at Beaver Dam Community Hospital and OPT pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Rachel Marchi, PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident at Augusta Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
2020
  • Briann Cruz, Express Scripts pharmacist and OPT Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Ethan Gotz, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
2019
  • Amanda Bartosik, Clinical Pharmacist and instructor at University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Brendon Johnson Clinical Pharmacist at Mercy Health, Janesville, WI
2018
  • Christina Cash, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert West Bend Hospital
  • Christopher Bohl, Oncology Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
2017
  • Emily Jacobson, Clinical Pharmacist Select Specialty Hospital, Madison, WI
  • Ariel Thurmer, Clinical Coordinator, St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du Lac, WI
2016
  • Alyssa Meixelsperger, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital
  • Amy Yang, Clinical Pharmacist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
2015
  • Kristal Geyer, Clinical Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Brittany Creek, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha, WI
2014
  • Brian Kasica, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Courtney Thomas, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert West Bend Hospital
2013
  • Jacob Heffter, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Zain Syed, Oncology Pharmacist at Froedtert Drexel Town Square Health Center