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, 2019
Starting Date: July 2020
Stipend: $49,920

Residency Manual


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, 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 and FCCS 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.
  • The letter of intent must address the following questions: Why are you deciding to complete a PGY2 Emergency Medicine residency and how do you feel this training will affect your career goals? Why would you like to pursue a PGY2 EM residency at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin? Describe your experience with emergency medicine and/or clinical toxicology.

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Hospital Training (non-Froedtert PGY1 residents) and EM Residency Orientation
  • Adult Emergency Medicine I
  • Adult Emergency Medicine II
  • Adult Emergency Medicine III
  • Community Adult/Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Toxicology (rotation and longitudinal experience)
  • Medical Intensive Care
  • Night shift ED/ICU
  • Longitudinal Pre-Hospital Care (Emergency Medical Services)
  • Longitudinal Leadership & Administration
  • Longitudinal Research
  • Clinical Staffing

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

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

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

  • Academia
  • HIV clinic
  • Infectious Disease
  • Inpatient Hematology
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship with Emergency Medicine focus

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

Past PGY2 Emergency Medicine Residents

  • 2018 – 2019: Ashley Weiss, PharmD, is an emergency medicine pharmacist at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs, Col
  • 2017 – 2018: Amber Olson, PharmD, is an emergency medicine clinical pharmacist at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL.
  • 2016 – 2017: Kaitlin Ewert, PharmD, is an emergency medicine/ICU pharmacist at Froedtert Hospital.
  • 2015 – 2016: Ryan Feldman, PharmD, 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
  2. Conferences
    • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
    • AAEM Scientific Assembly
  3. Formal Presentations
    • Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Presentation and discussion lead for at least one journal club and 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)
    • Every third weekend throughout the year (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts in emergency department)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • Critical Care Journal Club
    • The resident is expected to attend 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)
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