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National Match Code: 723669

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program Director
Cathyyen Dang, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 414-805-0481
Fax: 414-805-9283

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
Jessica Feih, PharmD, BCCCP
Telephone: 414-805-0481

Duration/Type: 12-month residency
Number of Positions: 2
Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2021
Starting Date: June 2022
Stipend: $49,920

Residency Manual

The purpose of this PGY2 pharmacy residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 program is designed to advance the resident’s skills in emergency medicine, pre-hospital patient care and clinical toxicology. Training will be provided at a Level 1 trauma, comprehensive stroke, academic medical and tertiary referral center. The core curricula are focused on creating a well-rounded clinical practitioner who possesses the unique skill sets needed for emergency medicine practice.

Clinical toxicology is an important component of the program. The resident will work closely with toxicologists during their longitudinal experience to lay the foundation for board certification through the American Board of Applied Toxicology (ABAT). Residents will have ample opportunities for teaching and research in EM and toxicology.

  • Minimum of eight months of emergency department, toxicology and critical care rotations.
  • Participation in longitudinal toxicology and pre-hospital/flight medicine experiences with the Wisconsin Poison Center and Milwaukee County EMS/Flight for Life.
  • Research projects are tailored to the interest of the resident and external publications and/or presentations are encouraged.
  • Rotations are highly customizable and electives are tailored to the interest of the resident but can include any of the many specialties at Froedtert Hospital or repeat of a prior rotation.
  • Residents will have the opportunity to precept PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students on clinical rotations
  • ACLS, BDLS, FCCS and PALS training will be provided.

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
  • In lieu of a letter of intent, please answer the following four questions (limit 2 pages total).
    1. Describe your experience with emergency medicine and/or clinical toxicology. Please elaborate in detail the setting(s) and your roles and responsibilities.
    2. This program has rigorous components including multiple research projects, presentations, EM/toxicology requirements, and pre-hospital commitments. Why are you the ideal candidate for this program?
    3. Describe a significant personal challenge you have faced, one which you feel has helped to shape you as a person. Please include how you got through the experience and what you may have learned about yourself as a result.
    4. What would you choose to do for a living if you could not pursue a heath care career and why?

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Hospital Training (non-Froedtert PGY1 residents) and EM Residency Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine I (4 weeks)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine II (4 weeks)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine III (4 weeks)
  • Community Adult/Pediatric Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Toxicology (4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Night shift ED/ICU (2 weeks)
  • Longitudinal Pre-Hospital Care (Emergency Medical Services/Flight for Life)
  • Longitudinal Leadership and Administration
  • Longitudinal Research
  • Longitudinal Clinical Staffing

Selective Rotations (must select at least one critical care elective)

  • Cardiovascular Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Neurosurgical Critical Care (4 weeks)
  • Surgical/Trauma Critical Care (4 weeks)

Elective Rotations (must select at least one from the following)

  • Academia (4 weeks)
  • HIV clinic (4 weeks)
  • Infectious Disease (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Hematology (4 weeks)
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship with Emergency Medicine focus (4 weeks)
  • Pain Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine IV (4 weeks)

Residents may choose to repeat a required experience as an elective rotation.

Past PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residents

  • 2019 – 2020: Corey Cicci, PharmD, is an emergency medicine pharmacist at Christus Health in Tyler, Tex.
    Kelly Richardson, PharmD, is an emergency medicine/ICU pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital.
  • 2018 – 2019: Ashley Weiss, PharmD, is an emergency medicine pharmacist at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs, Col.
  • 2017 – 2018: Amber Olson, PharmD, BCPS, is an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Maple Grove Hospital – North Memorial Health in Maple Grove, Minn.
  • 2016 – 2017: Kaitlin Ewert, PharmD, BCCP, is an emergency medicine/ICU pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital.
  • 2015 – 2016: Ryan Feldman, PharmD, BCPS, DABAT, is an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital, a clinical toxicologist at the Wisconsin Poison Center, and a clinical assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

Requirements and Expectations

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

  1. Research
    • Completion of a year-long residency project and manuscript acceptable for publication
    • Poster submission to an emergency medicine national conference
    • Completion of a quality improvement project for the Wisconsin Poison Center and manuscript acceptable for publication
  2. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) Annual Conference
  3. Formal Presentations
    • Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Critical care journal club
    • Critical care CE presentation
    • Toxicology lecture for Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and/or Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  4. Pharmacy Staffing
    • Approximately seven weeks throughout the year (Monday – Friday, 10-hour shifts in central or decentral areas and nearly, if not all, in the ED)
    • Approximately 15 weekends (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts in the ED)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Completion of a year-long administrative project focused on advancing pharmacy care in the emergency department and/or ICUs
    • Monthly administrative topic discussions with ED/ICU leadership
    • Attendance at all meetings (unless otherwise specified) that PGY1 residents are expected to attend (including but not limited to administrative and safety discussions, BCPS review, staff meetings, etc.)
  6. Licensure
    • Licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of residency start date
  7. Other
    • Minimum eight hours/day (Monday – Friday)
    • Complete assignments and evaluations on a timely basis
    • Participate in recruitment for incoming residency class
    • Assist and support department in additional ways as needed
    • ACLS certification (classes provided)