National Match Code: 707065

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program Director
Jonathan White, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiology (Heart Failure)
Phone: 414-805-8129
E-mail: [email protected]

PGY2 Program Coordinator
Kaitlin Brueggen, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Primary Care
E-mail: [email protected]

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: Jan. 2, 2024
Starting Date: July 1, 2024
Stipend: $53,040

Residency Manual

The purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.


This 12-month residency program is designed to prepare the graduate for an advanced role in an ambulatory care setting. With a focus on leadership and academic medicine, graduates are able to pursue careers in multiple areas of pharmacy practice. Through rotation and longitudinal experiences, residents gain skills in service development, practice management, and multidisciplinary education and care. Froedtert & MCW health network employs clinical pharmacists in primary care and specialty clinics throughout the enterprise, all of which offer excellent opportunities for residents. The graduate will be prepared to develop new sustainable ambulatory care services, serve as a skilled teacher, practice independently, and integrate into a variety of health care delivery models while contributing to the advancement of the pharmacy profession.

The program is affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin, which provides residents with teaching opportunities in didactic and experiential education settings. An optional teaching certificate is available. Residents will have opportunities to precept and take an active role in layered learning within the organization. Research projects, service development, and teaching activities are tailored to align with the needs and interests of the PGY2 resident.

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of ASHP Accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
  • Responses to the following supplemental application questions should be submitted through PhORCAS in place of a letter of intent.
    • Describe your pharmacy experiences to date and how they have shaped your desire to pursue residency training with a focus in ambulatory care.
    • Besides the general goals of board certification and preceptorship, please discuss your short and long-term career goals.
    • What characteristics are you looking for in a residency program? How does Froedtert’s PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program meet your criteria?
    • What are your goals for your PGY2 residency year?
    • Describe a significant personal challenge you have faced; one that you feel has shaped you as a person. Please include how you got through the experience and what you learned about yourself as a result.
    • What do you expect your greatest challenge to be during residency?

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Primary Care (longitudinal)
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Administration (4 weeks)
  • Clinical Teaching Experience (longitudinal)
  • Service Development (longitudinal)
  • Research Project (longitudinal)
  • Ambulatory Clinical Experience (Staffing) in Anticoagulation Clinic and other clinics as assigned based on resident preference and health system needs (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations — Each is typically 5 weeks, but could be adjusted based on completed rotations of the resident’s PGY1 program. Exceptions to typical rotation length are identified with rotation below.

  • Academia
    • Medical College of Wisconsin
    • Concordia University
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Informatics
  • Anemia
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Behavioral Health (8 weeks, 2 days per week)
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Geriatrics (8 weeks, 2 days per week)
  • GI/Hepatology*
  • Heart Failure GDMT
  • Hematology/Oncology*
  • Infectious Disease/HIV*
  • Neurology*
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology*
  • Transplant

*Required to choose three of the denoted electives

Requirements and Expectations

The following are some of the requirements and expectations for participants in the PGY2 Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency at Froedtert Hospital.

Drug Policy, Medication Safety and Committee Responsibilities

  • Attend ALM-AMB committee meetings
  • Attend Ambulatory Services Steering Committee meetings
  • Attend Ambulatory Pharmacy Staff meetings

Conference Attendance

  • Vizient and ASHP Clinical Midyear (optional)
  • Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conference (required)
  • ASHP Ambulatory Conference or other national ambulatory focused conference (recommended)

Presentation Requirements

  • Major research project
    • Poster and platform presentation
  • Completion of manuscript suitable for publication
  • Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation

Staffing Responsibilities

  • Residents staff in Anticoagulation Clinic and other clinics as assigned
  • Staff one 8 to 10 hour shift per week
  • Approximately 40 additional staffing shifts scheduled during the residency year
  • Wisconsin Pharmacist Licensure within 120 days of start date

*Additional activities may be required based on project and rotation selection. Satisfactory completion of the above list is intended as a minimum to earn a Froedtert Hospital residency certificate.

Past Residents

2022 – 2023 Sarah Wigfield 2023 to present:
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert & MCW health network
Laura Belmonte 2023 to present:
Optional Part-time Ambulatory Pharmacist at Froedtert & MCW health network
Daniel Wadsworth 2023 to present:
Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at Indiana University Health
2021 – 2022 Kaitlin Brueggen 2022 to present:
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert & MCW
Sushma Dey 2022 to present:
Ambulatory Care Cardiology Pharmacist at Yale New Haven Health
Alex Harlan 2022 to present:
Specialty Practice Clinical Pharmacist - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
2020 – 2021 Sarah Lopina 2021 to 2022:
Anticoagulation Pharmacist at Ascension Health in Milwaukee, WI
2022 to present:
Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist at Froedtert & MCW health network
Connor Hayes 2021 to present:
Allergy and Pulmonary Clinic Pharmacist at the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City
2019 – 2020 Catherine Serratore 2020 to present:
Clinical Pharmacist at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Kentucky
Sarah Wheeler 2021 to present:
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Shenandoah University
2020 to 2021:
Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Writing Assistant at Banner Medical
Brooke Foster 2020 to present:
Assistant Professor at MCW School of Pharmacy with clinical practice site as a primary care clinical pharmacist at Froedtert Health
2018 – 2019 Lauren Caruso 2019 to present:
Patient Centered Medical Home Pharmacist Froedtert/Community Physicians Milwaukee, WI
Teresa Romano 2019 to present:
Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist Froedtert Milwaukee, WI
2017 – 2018 Katie Frowein 2018 to present:
Anticoagulation Pharmacist Freodtert Milwaukee, WI
Jenna Beatty 2018 to present:
Rheumatology Clinical Specialist University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, MO
2016 – 2017 Mickey Hart 2017 to present:
Patient Centered Medical Home Pharmacist Froedtert/Community Physicians Milwaukee, WI 2019 to present: PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director Froedtert/Community Physicians Milwaukee, WI
2015 – 2016 Caroline Holznecht (Caroline Van Horn) 2016: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist (Internal Medicine, Anticoagulation) Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI *Transitioned fall
2016 to present: Primary Care Clinical Pharmacist UW Health Madison, WI
2014 – 2015 Calloway Van Epern 2015 to present: Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist (Hospital Discharge Program Clinic) Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
*Transitioned Spring 2017 to present: Patient Centered Medical Home Pharmacist Froedtert/Community Physicians Milwaukee, WI


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.