UW Health Pharmacy Technician Training Program
The 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 do in actual patient-centered pharmacies.
Important Program Information
We have classes that start in January and September; we are currently accepting applications
- Our program is designed to teach our students everything they need know in order to be a skilled pharmacy technician.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates a 20% percent growth in the need for pharmacy technicians from 2012 to 2022
- Applicants must be 18 years of age (or 17 with minimum requirements) and possess a high school diploma or equivalency certificate by completion of didactic/lab portion of program Learn more about applying to our program
- The training program, located in our pharmacy-specific training center, lasts 19 to 28 weeks, including didactic/classroom time, lab time and experiential training.
There are already multiple career paths and advancements to choose from, as the role of the pharmacist continue to evolve, it continues to create more opportunities for the advancement of the pharmacy technician.
Letter from UW Health Pharmacy Director Steve Rough
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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.
Steve Rough, MS, RPh
Director of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics