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UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program

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UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program: Technician in labThe UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program in Madison, Wisconsin, has been designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be successful in your career as a pharmacy technician.


Our philosophy is to learn in a classroom environment, practice through simulated labs, and then do these things in real, patient-centered pharmacy practice environments.


Important Program Information

  • Dates to remember: Fall 2014 classes start September 2, 2014; we are currently accepting applications
  • Our program is designed to teach students of the training program everything they need know in order to be a skilled pharmacy technician.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 32 percent growth in the need for pharmacy technicians from 2010-2020.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate and have at least two years professional work experience. Learn more about applying to our program
  • The training program, located in our "state-of-the-science" Clinical Simulation Facility, lasts approximately 23 weeks, including didactic/classroom time, lab time and experiential training.


Letter from UW Health Pharmacy Director Steve Rough


UW Health Pharmacy Technician Kevin
What's it like to be a pharmacy technician? Read an interview with UW Health Pharmacy technician Kevin.

The work our pharmacy technicians do here at UW Health is at the core of our ability to provide outstanding care and service to our patients. We could not do it without them.


Both locally and nationally, the vital role pharmacy technicians play in coordinating many aspects of the medication use process is increasingly being recognized, and this role is going to quickly expand going forward.


In February 2011, The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) published the recommendations that pharmacy technicians who have appropriate education, training and credentials should be used much more extensively to help manage the growing complexities of the medication use system in order to optimize pharmacist participation in direct patient care services.


I encourage you to research a career as a pharmacy technician. The work you will do to contribute to patient care makes a difference.


Our program is American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)-accreditedSincerely,

Steve Rough, MS, RPh

Director of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics