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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, 2021
Starting Date: June 2022
Annual Stipend: $81,120

The purpose of this PGY1 residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 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


  • Orientation and Training (5 weeks)
  • Acute Care Clinical Practice Staffing  (9 weeks and 12 weekends)
  • Internal Medicine (4 weeks)

Core Pharmacy Administration Rotations (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

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

Core Intensive Care Rotations (choose one or more, 4 weeks each)

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

Elective Rotations

  • Acute Care Hematology/Oncology (4 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (4 weeks)
    • A variety of clinics to choose from
    • Examples: Primary Care, Hematology/Oncology, Anticoagulation, HIV/ID, GI/Hepatoloy, Transplant, Endocrine, etc.
  • Cardiology (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Informatics (4 weeks)
  • Medication Use (4 weeks)
  • Neurology (4 weeks)
  • Pain Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Solid Organ Transplant (4 weeks)
  • Toxicology at Wisconsin Poison Center (4 weeks)
  • Academia at the Medical College of Wisconsin (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (2 weeks)
  • Diabetes Care (2 weeks)
  • Investigational Drug Service (2 weeks)
  • Peri-Operative Care (2 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. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS) – classes provided
  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 — 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 Staffing (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)
    • One Monday – Sunday staffing week, either the week of Christmas or the week of New Years
  8. Participation in Departmental and Residency Program-Related Meetings
    • Academic afternoon
    • Administrative discussions (present at least one)
    • Medication safety discussions and M&M conferences
    • 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 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 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 (for example: infusion clinic, pre-admission testing clinic, etc.)
    • Pharmacist staffing shifts will be 8 hours shifts, a mix of AMs and PMs, and one to two weekends per month during pharmacist staffing months
    • Non-traditional residents are able to use additional paid time off during non-resident staffing time