Our residency program differs from most other ambulatory care focused residency programs due to our specific focus on preparing academic ambulatory care pharmacists, practice in urban underserved areas and experiences in teaching and learning. Our two options for sites gives you an opportunity to customize how this is achieved. Our 24-month option ensures , residents will have the momentum to continue advancing their practice and education development without transitioning to another program while continuing to be challenged. While our 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. Our focus on practice development experiences, in addition to advancing one’s practice knowledge will prepare graduates to create their own practices. 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. Our proximity to an urban area also allows the residents ample opportunities to network with multiple residents and practice sites through joint programming.
We have the benefit of time to allow the resident the chance to identify and choose their own residency project. We believe in resident autonomy to choose from focusing on a practice or education project for residency completion. At the same time, ample opportunities exist for residents to do multiple projects that do NOT result in a manuscript as expected for their formal residency project. The resident’s year will begin with participation in activities to prepare the resident for identifying, implementing and disseminating their project work followed by project selection and completion over the remaining time of their residency.
Residents will receive a $2,000 travel stipend to offset the cost of attending up to 2 professional meetings of their choosing annually. Residents will be encouraged to attend a diversity of meetings that represent their professional and developmental interests. 24-month residents MUST attend the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting at least once during their residency.
There is no formal staffing required as a part of this rotation. Residents may choose to work some weekends at another practice site as long as their duties do not interfere with completion of residency related activities.
At this time, unfortunately, no. Program administration has consulted with ASHP and has decided not to pursue PGY2 status due to concerns about the amount and complexity of patient contact that may be a part of the residents second practice development year. Once further experience with this year is gained, PGY2 status may be pursued. However, graduates will receive a PGY1 as well as have the possibility of completing or making significant progress towards a Master’s in Education.
Mequon, WI is located 20 minutes north of downtown Milwaukee. The first year practice site is in Milwaukee. Enjoy the smaller community and rural feel of Mequon and surrounding cities such as Cedarburg and Grafton. Located in Ozaukee County along Lake Michigan, there are numerous community events throughout the year as well as great recreation. If you prefer an urban feel, Milwaukee is a host to major professional sports teams, museums, theatres and numerous independent restaurants.