National Match Code: 206813

PGY1 Program Director
John Muchka, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 262-257-3070
Fax: 262-250-7008
E-mail: [email protected]

PGY1 Program Coordinator
Brian Kasica, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 262-257-3070
Fax: 262-250-7008
E-mail: [email protected]

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 3
Application Deadline: Jan. 2, 2024
Start Date: June 17, 2024
Estimated Stipend: $49,920
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.


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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 120 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

  • Sara Bugliosi, Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  • Conor Grant, Inpatient Clinical Pharmacist, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  • Michael Picciolo, Clinical Pharmacist, Froedtert West Bend Hospital
  • Kate Gebultowicz, Oncology Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Jenna Huybrecht, Clinical Pharmacist at St Mary’s SSM, Madison, WI
  • Madison Taylor, PGY2 Infectious Disease resident at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mitchell Dubnicka, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert West Bend Hospital
  • Rachel Marchi, PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident at Augusta Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
  • Briann Cruz, Express Scripts pharmacist
  • Ethan Gotz, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Amanda Bartosik, Clinical Pharmacist and instructor at University of Chicago Hospitals
  • Brendon Johnson Clinical Pharmacist at Mercy Health, Janesville, WI
  • Christina Cash, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert West Bend Hospital
  • Christopher Bohl, Oncology Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Emily Jacobson, Clinical Pharmacist Select Specialty Hospital, Madison, WI
  • Ariel Thurmer, System Coordinator, SSM Health, Madison, WI
  • Alyssa Meixelsperger, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital
  • Amy Yang, Clinical Pharmacist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
  • Kristal Geyer, Clinical Coordinator, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Brittany Creek, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Advocate Aurora Health, Kenosha, WI
  • Brian Kasica, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Courtney Thomas, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert West Bend Hospital
  • Jacob Heffter, Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital
  • Zain Syed, Oncology Pharmacist at Froedtert Drexel Town Square Health Center


Please contact our pharmacy residency program directors with any questions or concerns you may have.

Froedtert & MCW Pharmacy Residency Programs Diversity Statement

The Froedtert & MCW Pharmacy Residency Program is committed to recruiting and training pharmacists from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We value the different perspectives each resident offers. In training pharmacists as one of the most accessible members on the health care team, a diverse workforce is essential to advance the health of the patients we serve.