National Match Code: 723669

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Program Director
Cathyyen Dang, PharmD, BCPS
Telephone: 414-805-0481
Fax: 414-805-9283
Email: [email protected]

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

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Preceptors

PGY2 Emergency Medicine Resident Alumni

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 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 and PALS training will be provided.
  • Research Certificate unless otherwise completed

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Completion of PGY1 pharmacy residency
  • Applicants are required to submit a program application through PhORCAS. Please follow the application instructions.
  • Please ask your letter of recommendation writers to specifically comment on the following characteristics on PhorCas: Ability to organize and manage time, Ability to work with peers and communicate effectively, Clinical problem solving skills, Willingness to accept constructive criticism
  • If possible, we would like your letter writers to come from project advisors and acute care preceptors.
  • In lieu of a letter of intent, we would like you to submit answers to these supplemental questions (please limit to 2 pages total):
    1. Briefly describe your experience/exposure to emergency medicine or toxicology (i.e., rotations, work, volunteer, shadowing, etc).
    2. Briefly describe your responsibilities during a typical day on rotation in the emergency department (ED), toxicology, or ED work experience. You may include a bulleted list.
    3. Please answer the following questions related to the program you are currently completing your PGY1 residency at (or current employer if previously completed PGY1):
      1. What is the name of your PGY1 program or current employer?
      2. Is this program currently ASHP accredited?
      3. How many hospital beds does your institution have?
      4. How many beds does the emergency department have? How many annual patient visits does the emergency department have?
      5. How would you describe the medical center you are completing your PGY1 experience in (ie. Academic medical center, non-academic medical center, community/regional medical center, etc)?
      6. Is the hospital a trauma center? If so, what level? Does the hospital care for acute stroke and/or STEMI patients?
    4. Does your PGY1 residency require an on-call experience? If so, please briefly describe the schedule and responsibilities of a typical on-call shift. If no on-call experience, please mark N/A.
    5. Please answer the following questions related to your staffing experience:
      1. Where is your primary staffing location (ie. decentralized floor, decentralized ICU, centralized, specialist [kinetics, TPN, etc]) and patient population (ie. cardiology, general medicine adults and peds)? If a combination of locations, please describe.
      2. How often do you staff?
      3. Briefly describe responsibilities during a typical day of staffing including average number of patients cared for, clinical activities, acuity of patients, and any other pertinent information. You may include a bulleted list.
    6. Share a meaningful personal hurdle you've encountered, something that has played a role in shaping who you are today. Please discuss how you navigated through this challenge and any insights or self-discoveries it brought about.
    7. In 2 to 4 sentences, where do you see yourself in ten years?
    8. Anything you would like to share that is not on your CV or application. (optional)

Learning Experiences

Required Rotations

  • Hospital Training (non-Froedtert PGY1 residents) (5 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine I (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine II (4 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine III (4 weeks)
  • Community Emergency Medicine (at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, 4 weeks)
  • Toxicology (4 weeks)
  • Medical Intensive Care (4 weeks)
  • Night shift Emergency Medicine and ICU (2 weeks)
  • Longitudinal
  • Pre-Hospital Care (Emergency Medical Services/Flight for Life)
  • Longitudinal Rotations
    • Pre-Hospital Care (Emergency Medical Services/Flight for Life)
    • Emergency Medical Services/Flight for Life (EMS/FFL), Standards & Practice Committee
    • Research
    • Clinical Staffing
    • Toxicology
    • Medication Safety/Error Review

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)

  • HIV outpatient clinic (2 weeks)
  • Infectious Diseases (4 weeks)
  • Inpatient Hematology or Bone Marrow Transplant (2 - 4 weeks)
  • Pain Stewardship (4 weeks)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine IV (4 weeks)
  • VA Medical Center Emergency Medicine (4 weeks)
  • Burn ICU at outside institution as available (2 weeks)
  • Repeat any required rotation (4 weeks)

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 the Wisconsin Emergency Research Forum
    • Abstract submission to NACCT annual toxicology conference
    • Completion of a quality improvement project for the Wisconsin Poison Center and manuscript acceptable for publication
    • Completion of a year-long administrative project focused on advancing pharmacy care in the emergency department and/or ICUs
  2. Conferences
    • North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) Annual Conference
    • Southeast Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SERTAC) Annual Cutting Edge Trauma Conference
    •  ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting (optional)
    • Wisconsin Pharmacy Residency Conferences (optional)
  3. Formal Presentations
    • Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Critical Care Journal Club
    • Toxicology lecture for Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and/or Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
    • WACEP/ Emergency Research Forum abstract
  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 16 weekends (Saturday – Sunday, 10-hour shifts in the ED)
  5. Departmental Meetings
    • 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 120 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


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.