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Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Ambulatory Care Clerkships

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clerkship

 

Contact Information

David Hager, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 890-8993

dhager@uwhealth.org

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics encompasses an academic medical center, multiple specialty and primary care clinics, 12 ambulatory pharmacies, and a wide array of innovative pharmacy services. We are a pharmacy department nationally recognized in the areas of clinical pharmacy practice, pharmacy leadership and residency training.

 

Outpatient

 

1 South Park Pharmacy

  • Location: 1 South Park St.
  • Patient population: ENT, dermatology, oncology, rheumatology and other specialty clinics
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; nonprescription recommendations to patients; compounding; counseling; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Frequent drug information questions; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with clinic providers; sterile and non-sterile compounding; mail order services; compliance packaging; chemotherapy training
  • Typical hours: 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

 

East Towne Pharmacy

  • Location: East Towne Clinic
  • Patient population: Internal medicine, pediatrics, urgent care and OB/GYN
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review and consultation; consultations on pediatric antibiotics and associated dose-checks, and plenty of opportunities for teaching patients how to use their new nasal spray or inhalers; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; nonprescription recommendations to patients; documentation and billing for pharmaceutical care; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Opportunity to shadow physicians in clinic; participate in a refill protocol; electronic medical record utilization (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with clinic providers; frequent drug questions from providers and topic discussion with pharmacists and residents; frequent interactions with doctors, nurses and residents; participation in MTM services and other WPQC interventions; Journal Club; free parking
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes

Northeast Family Practice Pharmacy

  • Location: Northeast Family Medical Center
  • Patient population: Culturally diverse (family practice and anticoagulation)
  • Student role: Function as the pharmacist while in the pharmacy, answering physician questions and teaching patients and residents; extensive opportunities for medication regimen review and consultation, managing warfarin and refill protocols; immunizations; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; nonprescription recommendations to patients; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Work alongside clinic providers; pharmacist-driven collaborative refill protocol; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff; extensive OTC inventory; compliance packaging; compounding; journal clubs' free parking
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Location: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
  • Patient population: Inpatient discharges, outpatient surgery clinics and specialty care: transplant, pediatrics, HIV, oncology, hematology and cardiology
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review and consultation; frequent interaction with other pharmacists, doctors and residents within UW Hospital and Clinics; monitoring and recommending on additional or alternative therapies to providers; nonprescription recommendations to patients; documentation and billing for MTM services; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Billing for pharmaceutical care services; shadowing in specialty clinics; frequent drug information questions; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); use of pharmacy innovation (ParataMax dispensing system)
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible, but usually 8:30am–3:30pm Monday and 9:30am-6pm Tuesday through Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes

University Station Pharmacy

  • Location: University Station Clinic
  • Patient population: Geriatrics, pediatrics, ophthalmology, internal medicine, hemophilia, travel medicine and anticoagulation. Also, chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, as well as specialty medication regimens
  • Student role: Comprehensive medication regimen reviews including reviewing the patient's electronic medical record (EMR) reconciling and verifying medications, diagnoses, lab values, and patient notes. Interact with clinic providers including physicians, nurses, medical residents, medical assistants, social workers, and other pharmacists. Direct patient interaction and mentored counseling on unique and specialty medication regimens. Participate in population health initiatives including blood pressure screening and administering immunizations such as influenza and zoster. Conduct MTM services (Level 1 and Level 2) in affiliation with WPQC and other available programs.
  • Unique student opportunities: Unique intimate retail pharmacy that promotes an environment where patients come to expect interaction with their pharmacist and pharmacy students. Opportunity to shadow in several clinics within and associated with the University Station Clinic (of the student's choice) including hemophilia, geriatrics, pediatrics, ophthalmology (including observing intravitreal injections), internal medicine, travel medicine and anticoagulation (pharmacist managed). Primary site preceptor has extensive pharmacy management training and experience and also serves as residency program director for the UWHC Community Pharmacy Residency program allowing for interaction with community residents and insight into the program. Collaborate with other students, residents and preceptors on site-specific patient care improvement projects.
  • Typical hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

West Pharmacy

  • Location: West Clinic
  • Patient population: Internal medicine, women’s health, pediatrics, diabetes, rheumatology, dermatology, cardiology, allergy and urology
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; evaluate and prepare prescriptions and counsel patients; answer frequent drug information questions; documentation and billing for MTM services; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: One pharmacist and one technician on-site improves mentorship opportunities; involved in Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative; great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff; clinic shadowing opportunities; blood pressure checks; brown bag consultations; weekly discussion of non-prescription therapies with the preceptor; free parking
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

West Towne Pharmacy

  • Location:West Towne Clinic
  • Patient population: Internal medicine, immediate care and other specialty clinics
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; evaluate and prepare prescriptions and counsel patients; answer frequent drug information questions; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Shadowing activities with clinic providers; great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff; compounding and chemotherapy exposure can be arranged at a sister-site if desired; free parking
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes

Specialty

 

American Family Children’s Hospital Pharmacy

  • Location: American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Patient population: 25 separate pediatric specialty clinics
  • Student role: Pharmaceutical care counseling/billing, verifying appropriate pediatric dosing, compounding, verification of sterile products, recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers, nonprescription recommendations to patients; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Both outpatient pharmacy services and community business; time in the Oncology Pharmacy to learn about chemotherapy treatment regimens (including monitoring, one-on-one time with patients and practitioners in regards to chemotherapy); shadowing in specialty clinics; investigational drug experience; exposure to limited distribution system medications; frequent drug information questions; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with clinic providers; sterile and non-sterile compounding (including antibiotics, chemotherapy, antiemetics and intrathecal preparations)
  • Typical hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

East Clinic Pharmacy

  • Location: East Clinic
  • Patient population: Multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, transplant medicine, HIV and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; counseling with a focus on long-term adherence/troubleshooting adverse effects; coordinating follow-up with primary physicians and caregivers; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Combined medication management mail service pharmacy and clinic pharmacy; exposure to specialty pharmaceuticals; extensive collaboration with transplant coordinators and clinic providers; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); use of pharmacy innovation (ParataMax dispensing system and shipping services); free parking
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 8am-6pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

Digestive Health Pharmacy

  • Location: Digestive Health Center
  • Patient population: Digestive Health Center will include gastroenterology/hepatology (Crohn's, Ulcerative colitis, liver tumors, IBD) and colorectal surgery (tumors, familial polyp syndromes) patients and an endoscopy (screening and diagnostic) area
  • Student role: Rotation will include expansion of clinical services at brand new Digestive Health Center as well as operational projects surrounding new medication distribution systems; services will include patient education for specialty GI and surgery clinics, assistance with compliance management, prior authorization for high-cost specialty medications including infliximab and etanercept, extensive opportunities for medication regimen review, making recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers, answering physician drug information questions, and educational programs to providers
  • Unique student opportunities: New expansion of clinical pharmacy services and use of electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts)
  • Typical hours: 8am-4:30pm, eight hours per day
  • Weekend flexibility: No

Odana Pharmacy

  • Location: Odana Atrium Clinic
  • Patient population: Family medicine, health/nutrition education and integrative medicine
  • Student role: Tailored to needs of the student; extensive patient teaching; immunizations; blood pressure monitoring; frequent interactions with faculty; residents and nursing staff to make recommendations on additional or alternative therapies; nonprescription recommendations to patients; discussion of patient cases with preceptors; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Participate in Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative program; site has a private consultation room; immunizations; multiple providers with an integrative medicine focus offers opportunities to consult on herbals; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff; extensive OTC inventory; free parking
  • Typical hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

Oncology Pharmacy

  • Location: UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Patient population: Lung, head and neck, breast, gynecology, gastrointestinal, prostate/testicular, brain and hematologic cancers
  • Student role: Intense role in patient consultation, with up to 30 patient interviews a day to discuss discharge medications while patients receive chemotherapy; frequent answering of physician questions on therapeutics and adverse effect management; opportunities to review and verify chemotherapy protocols; topic discussions on a variety of oncology topics; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Opportunities to shadow clinic providers; clinical trials experience; exposure to hospice care patients; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff
  • Typical hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

University Health Services Pharmacy

  • Location: 333 East Campus Mall, University of Wisconsin campus
  • Patient population: University of Wisconsin students: travel medicine, dermatology, sports medicine, sexual health, mental health, respiratory diseases and contraceptive management. Please note: UHS dispenses a significant amount of contraceptive medications including but not limited to oral, injectable, topical and emergency contraceptives
  • Student role: Extensive profile review and patient teaching; frequent interactions with faculty, residents and nursing staff to make recommendations on additional or alternative therapies; nonprescription recommendations to patients; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff; extensive OTC inventory, recently remodeled pharmacy with a private consultation room; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts
  • Typical hours: 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

UW Arboretum Pharmacy

  • Location: 1102 S. Park St.
  • Patient Population: Patients of the clinics located in this building use the UW Arboretum Pharmacy. These include Wingra Access Family Medicine Clinic (federally funded clinic serving uninsured, under-insured, undocumented patients - a large percent of patients are Spanish-speaking only), UW Arboretum Family Medicine (integrative medicine providers), UW Arboretum OB/GYN and UW Behavioral Health (addiction and recovery, ADHD, mental health concerns)
  • Student role: Opportunities to complete complex medication reviews and pharmaceutical care interventions, provide education and consults to patients, serve as information resource for clinic providers, administer immunizations (if certified)
  • Unique student opportunities: Access to the Electronic Medical Record used by the providers in the building provides valuable information regarding labs, medication histories, and patient information; use of interpreters both in person and via phone/iPad; opportunities to work with UW Department of Family Medicine medical residents as a team; exposure to integrative medicine practices; involvement with pharmacist in clinic activities; exposure and heightened awareness of psychosocial issues encountered by the unique patient populations served at the clinics in the building (homelessness, drug addiction, recovery, recent release from incarceration and reintegration into society, abuse situations, adult ADHD).
  • Typical hours: Pharmacy is open 9am-5:30pm (closed from 1-1:30pm), Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

Evjue Clinic Pharmacy

  • Location: Access Community Health Centers William T. Evjue Clinic3434 East Washington Ave., Madison
  • Patient population: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Services, Dental Services
  • Student role: Provide pharmaceutical care for a low-income and medically underserved patient population; opportunities for clinic in-services; extensive opportunities for medication regimen review and consultation (including frequent use of interpreter services); monitoring and recommending medication therapies for clinic providers; documenting and billing pharmaceutical care services; assessing patient adherence and financial barriers to medication access
  • Unique student opportunities: 340B pharmacy services; located within a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH); population health topic discussions; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); frequent interactions with clinic providers and interpreter services; frequent drug information questions; opportunities for clinic in-services and journal club; extensive shadowing experiences with ambulatory clinics/experts; free parking
  • Typical hours: Site is open from 8:30am-5pm (closed from 1-1:30pm), Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

UW Health Specialty Pharmacy

  • Location: 8501 Excelsior Drive and UW Health East Clinic
  • Patient population: Specialty (transplant, RA, GI, Derm, Neurology, Pulmonology, etc)
  • Student role: The student will play a role in the review of specialty pharmacy payment structure and working with pharmacists on the development of educational materials and counseling of specialty patients. Students will have opportunities to participate in WPQC interventions, vaccinations, contract review, documentation and billing for pharmaceutical care, and gain a comprehensive understanding of pharmacy reimbursement/drug procurement procedures.
  • Unique student opportunities: Electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); frequent drug information questions; frequent interactions with doctors, nurses and residents; contract and payment reviews; meetings with pharmaceutical manufacturers and handling of limited distribution pharmaceuticals; exposure to Epic-based patient case management and patient reporting.
  • Typical hours: 8am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes