National Match Code: 121521

PGY1 Program Director
Anne Zechlinski, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Coordinator
Telephone: 414-805-0086
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY1 Program Coordinator
Amanda (Sweet) Pilo, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist — Cardiology

Duration/Type: 24-month residency
Number of Positions: 1
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2019
Starting Date: July 2020
Annual Stipend: $81,120


  • Flexible, comprehensive training in a variety of areas
  • Residency training program established in 1993
  • A variety of elective rotations are available.
  • Rotations and activities are tailored to meet the needs and interests of each resident.
  • Many teaching and precepting opportunities are available.
  • Non-traditional residents complete the PGY1 program requirements over a 24 month period
    • 52 weeks is spent staffing in central pharmacy and on decentral units
    • Rotations are scheduled approximately every other month

Sample resident rotation schedule

Residency Manual

Requirements for Acceptance

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

Candidates may apply to one or both of the PGY1 (acute care) programs at Froedtert Hospital.

Candidates who apply and interview for the PGY1 program are able to rank one or both programs in the match (i.e., may rank the traditional and non-traditional PGY1).

Learning Experiences


  • Acute Care Clinical Practice (staffing)
  • Internal Medicine 

Core Pharmacy Administration Rotations (choose one or more)

  • Department Administration
  • Clinical Practice Management
  • Operations Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Residency Program Management 

Core Intensive Care Rotations (choose one or more)

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Surgical / Trauma Critical Care
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care
  • Cardiovascular Critical Care

Other Available Rotations

  • Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Diabetes Care
  • Ambulatory Care (Anticoagulation, Metabolic, Transplant, Primary Care, Oncology, HIV, GI/Hepatology, Hematology/Oncology, etc.)
  • Peri-Operative Care
  • Informatics
  • Investigational Drug Service
  • Toxicology (at Wisconsin Poison Center)
  • Academia (at the Medical College of Wisconsin)

Teaching Certificate Program

  • Residents may complete an optional teaching certificate during residency training.  
  • 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.

Requirements and Expectations

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

  1. Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 90 days of start date
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) – classes provided
  3. Year-Long Resident Project
  4. Professional Organization Membership
    • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
    • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW)
  5. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting — non-traditional resident attends during second year
    • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference (GLPRC) or Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (WPRC) — non-traditional resident attends during second year
    • Milwaukee Residency Conferences (three/year)
  6. Formal Presentations
    • Vizient Resident Poster Presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • GLPRC or WPRC PowerPoint Presentation
  7. Acute Care Clinical Practice (based on current staffing model, subject to modification)
    • Nine staffing weeks as a decentral clinical pharmacist (Monday – Friday, 10-hour PM shifts)
    • Twelve weekends spent staffing as a central and/or decentral pharmacist (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts)
    • Four additional staffing shifts (8-hour shifts)
    • Two holidays (10-hour shifts)
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Academic afternoon
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety discussions
    • Journal club/Medication use topic discussions (present at least one)
    • Clinical topic discussions
    • Department staff meetings or Grand Rounds (weekly)
    • Member of one hospital or departmental committee 
  9. Medication Use Activities
    • Completion of a Medication Use Evaluation
    • Completion of a Monograph, Class-Review or Guideline
  10. Medication Error Review
  11. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday – Friday)
    • 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 Froedtert
  12. Pharmacist Staffing
    • 52 weeks will be spent staffing central and decentral pharmacist shifts
    • Non-traditional residents may be trained to work in other areas based on department needs
    • Pharmacist staffing shifts will be 8 hours shifts, a mix of AMs and PMs, and approximately one weekend per month during pharmacist staffing months
    • Non-traditional residents will be eligible to use additional paid time off during non-resident staffing time
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