The Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy residency program (PGY1) is designed to prepare academic ambulatory care practitioners, with a specific focus on urban underserved practice settings.
We’ve partnered with Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. (MHSI) and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) (see Partner Sites below) to offer two PGY1 residency emphasis options: a 24-Month Practice and Academic Leadership Emphasis, and a 12-Month Urban Underserved Emphasis.
Graduates will be capable of:
- Developing, providing, advancing, and teaching patient care in ambulatory settings
- Fulfilling teaching, practice, research, and service roles as a pharmacy practice faculty member
Approach at CUW-SOP
Our PGY1 pharmacy residency program differs from most other ambulatory care-focused residency programs-we focus on preparing academic ambulatory care pharmacists, practice in urban underserved areas, and experiences in both teaching and learning.
When you become a CUW-SOP resident, you’ll get significant practice development experiences while advancing the knowledge needed to create your own practice. Our proximity to Milwaukee (just a 20-minute drive south) offers ample opportunities to network with multiple residents and practice sites through joint programming.
We aim to be the premier program in the country for preparing future ambulatory care pharmacy faculty, and we take great pride in achieving our school’s mission to “serve Christ in the Church and the world” through practice in urban underserved areas.
PGY1 Residency Options
After either pharmacy residency option, the graduate will be prepared for success in pharmacy practice faculty positions, as well as a variety of non-academic ambulatory care practice positions. Our two options give you the opportunity to customize how this is achieved.
Academic experiences will include all four roles (teaching, service, practice, and scholarship) of a faculty member’s work to optimally prepare graduates for the rigors of an academic position immediately after residency.
12-Month Urban Underserved Emphasis
The 12-month option offers the opportunity to advance in academic settings while still having the opportunity to deliver ambulatory clinical pharmacy service to HIV patients.
- Residents spend most of their time in direct patient care in the medical clinic and pharmacy at the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (see Partner Sites below)
- Time is spent once a week at CUW-SOP in teaching and learning activities that will foster academic development
- One full day each week is allocated for administrative projects in the pharmacy and medical clinic
24-Month Practice and Academic Leadership Emphasis
Our 24-month option ensures you’ll have the momentum to continue advancing your practice and education development without transitioning to another program.
- Residents spend half of their experience in patient care:
- Year 1 at an established pharmacy practice site at a federally qualified health center
- Year 2 developing and advancing ambulatory care services in an urban underserved site
- Residents spend 25 percent of their time in a variety of teaching roles at CUW-SOP
- The remaining 25 percent is allocated to academic development, including completion of a Master’s in Education, with emphasis on teaching and learning
Milwaukee Health Services, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (CHC) that operates from two sites: The Isaac Coggs Heritage Health Connection at 8200 W. Silver Spring Drive and the MLK Heritage Health Center at 2555 N. Martin Luther King Drive. MHSI offers a range of primary health care services, including physician, dental, behavioral, benefit determination, and pharmacy. CHCs service everyone regardless of income or third party coverage, and seek to provide high-quality care in accessible locations and at convenient times. Our particular sites primarily target the residents of Milwaukee’s north side but service patients from all over the county.
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is Wisconsin’s largest HIV/AIDS service organization. ARCW has 10 locations throughout the state that deliver an array of services, including medical, dental, and mental health care, outpatient pharmacy services, as well as legal, social, and case-management services.
ARCW has 4 medical clinics in their Kenosha, Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay locations that serve both the HIV and primary care needs for more than 1,500 HIV-positive patients. There are outpatient pharmacies located at the Milwaukee and Madison facilities that serve patients throughout the state. The ARCW medical center is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level III patient-centered medical home and is recognized by the state of Wisconsin as the country’s first HIV-only medical home. The ARCW medical center and ARCW pharmacy work together to deliver integrated, team-based primary care and specialized HIV care for all of the patients they serve. The care teams include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical case managers, and mental health professionals.
Please see our frequently asked questions page or feel free to contact the CUW-SOP residency program directly:
Pharmacy Practice and Residency Program Coordinator
Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy