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Pharmacy Residency Program

Pharmacy Residency Program

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:
Ann M. Ebert, Pharm.D.
Program Director
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
Perinatal Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Meriter Hospital Pharmacy Dept.
202 S. Park Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53715-1599
(608) 417-6160

About Our Program

Each year, Meriter Hospital seeks qualified candidates for our PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The Meriter Hospital PGY1 Residency is a one-year, full-time, post-graduate experience accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The goal of the program is to guide the Resident in developing advanced knowledge and skills in clinical areas of contemporary pharmacy practice and in providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care. The Resident will apply this expertise in a community hospital setting.
The PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency has two main objectives:
1. Provide the Resident with a broad scope of in-depth experiences that will:

  • Lead to an advanced level of knowledge and pharmacy practice skills
  • Enhance the Resident's ability to design, implement and improve clinical pharmacy services
  • Increase the Resident's experiential and didactic teaching skills

2. Develop competent clinicians who:

  • Have an understanding of the concepts used in rational drug therapy
  • Have the ability to utilize and expand their expertise in clinical pharmacy practice, education and research
  • Provide comprehensive pharmaceutical care to diverse populations of patients

Meeting these goals and objectives will be facilitated by:

  • Working with a variety of experienced preceptors in core and elective clinical pharmacy rotations
  • Actively participating in the pharmaceutical care of patients affiliated with our institution
  • Participating in interdisciplinary clinical practice
  • Exercising independent motivation and initiative
  • Presenting seminars/cases/lectures
  • Co-precepting doctor of pharmacy students
  • Teaching pharmacy students from the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy in their pharmacotherapy labs
  • Attending educational conferences
  • Completing clinical projects and one major research project
  • Flexible scheduling and ability to design the residency to meet individual needs and goals
  • Guiding professional development of the resident with daily feedback and regularly scheduled discussions with preceptors
  • Participating in a teaching certificate program coordinated by a Meriter Pharmacist preceptor and the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy faculty member.
  • Presenting your research project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Residency Conference

The Residency Experience
The Meriter Pharmacy Practice Residency allows significant flexibility for Residents to individualize their training to meet their own specific clinical needs.

Residency preceptors are actively involved in educational programs and endeavors at Meriter Hospital. Further, many members of the department are engaged in scholarly activities and participate regularly in professional organizations at regional, state and national levels. A teaching affiliation with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy enhances the academic opportunities of clinical pharmacy training.

Staffing (Service Commitment)
Due to the intrinsic role of pharmacy practice in pharmaceutical care, the residency experience will include weekend staffing. The staffing schedule will be approximately every other weekend (20 hours staffed, which includes some evening shift time). The sites of staffing will include decentralized unit coverage, specialty service coverage once trained in those areas, and possibly limited central pharmacy coverage. In addition, the Resident may provide patient care on assigned units as part of a scheduled rotation.

The Resident will be awarded a Residency Program Certificate upon successful completion of the goals for the program.

How To Apply (application deadline is December 31)
Interested applicants must:

  • Be graduates of an ACPE-accredited College of Pharmacy.
  • Participate in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
  • Submit all materials that are listed on the application form before the application deadline.
  • Be eligible for licensure to practice pharmacy in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Participate in an on-site interview in January or February.