Department of Pharmacy Meriter Hospital 202 S. Park Street Madison, WI 53715 (608) 417-6160
For further information about Madison or our program, please do not hesitate to contact: Kimberly Lintner, PharmD, BCPP Program Director Meriter Hospital Pharmacy Dept. 202 S. Park Street Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1599 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About PGY1 Residency
Our ASHP accredited program has been training residents since 1984. This one year program provides the opportunity to develop advanced pharmacy practice skills in a progressive community hospital setting.
Purpose Upon completion of this training program residents are prepared to successfully assume clinical pharmacy roles within health-systems practice. This may include transitioning to advanced training in the form of PGY-2 residency programs and/or fellowships. They are also prepared to assume teaching responsibilities for future practitioners.
Rotations Each Resident's rotation schedule is customized to meet his or her individual needs and interests. The rotations are available in the following practice areas with dedicated preceptors who have extensive clinical experience. Of note, many of the electives were originally created to meet a training desire.
Core Residency Rotations
Longitudinal • Drug information • Practice management • Staffing
Block • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) • Cardiology • Critical care • Infectious diseases • Internal medicine • Nutrition support • Orientation • Pharmacotherapy lab
Feedback One of our goals is to help you refine your self-assessment skills. Our program utilizes the ASHP Residency Learning System and Resitrak as tools to formalize this process and the feedback you will receive. In addition we will provide formal and informal formative and summative evaluations to assist in your development.
Preceptors The preceptors here are top-notch and bring clinical expertise to your training. They are actively involved within our organization to advance pharmacy practice and these efforts often extend to state and national professional organizations.
Projects The major projects Residents undertake have lasting impact within the department and organization. This yearlong endeavor matches you with a preceptor to assist in successfully completing this requirement. Topics of study depend on your interests and department and organization priorities. The Resident will design and conduct a practice related project. The objectives of which are to identify a topic, perform a literature search, design a study to include IRB approval and funding as applicable, implement the study, provide data analysis and present the findings. This will be shared within the department and also at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference in the spring. Examples of major projects conducted include:
Impact and implementation of a postsurgical blood glucose control team
Impact of daily pharmacist-directed evaluation of continuous sedation in the intensive care unit
Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis assessment using automated tools
Procalcitonin as a laboratory marker of response to antibiotic therapy; a prospective observational study of the correlation between procalcitonin levels and clinical improvement
Effect of materal magnesium treatment on neonatal feeding tolerance
Interprofessional process improvement to optimize medication regimens of psychiatric patients
Ketamine and propofol versus propofol monotherapy for procedural sedation
Teaching Transitioning from the classroom and rotations to a responsibility for education takes some preparation. During our program you will have opportunities to develop and refine your teaching skills by utilizing the following: • UW Pharmacotherapy Lab • UW Teaching Certificate Program • Experiential education of students (IPPE/APPE) • Precepting rotation
How to Apply
Deadline for submission- December 31st
Interested Applicants Must:
Be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy
Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program
Be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in Wisconsin
Participate in an interview in January or February
Submit the following materials through PhorcasTM
3 letters of reference
Personal statement/Letter of intent
Please provide specific information about your practice goals and areas of interest; what interests you the most about our residency program and how doing a residency will help you accomplish your career goals.
Please provide two projects that you have completed as a pharmacy student that represent your best work and will show the selection committee your capabilities as a resident.