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Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Ambulatory Care 741 and Community Practice 743 Clerkships

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Contact Information

David Hager, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 890-8993

dhager@uwhealth.org

UW Health encompasses an academic medical center, multiple specialty and primary care clinics, 14 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.

 

Ambulatory Care 741 Clerkships

 

Oncology Clinic Pharmacy 

  • Location: UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Patient population: Lung, head and neck, breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, skin, hematologic cancers and bone marrow transplant
  • Student role: Intense role in patient consultation, with up to 30 patient interviews per day to discuss treatment and supportive care medications for patients with cancer; 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 subjects; immunization screening and administration
  • 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

 

East Towne Pharmacy

  • Location: East Towne Clinic
  • Patient population: Internal medicine, pediatrics, urgent care and OB/GYN, Unity specialty pharmacy
  • 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; 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; 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

 

UW Health Primary Care Clinic

  • Location: 451 Junction Road
  • Patient population: Primary care patients throughout UWHC and UWMF. Pharmacists provide telephonic post-discharge follow-up care for high risk patients and complete face to face encounters when patients are referred to them for complex case management.  Additionally, pharmacists in this clinic regularly respond to drug information questions from patients and providers and participate in a monthly interprofessional advanced asthma clinic.     
  • Student role: The student will be expected to participate in the same activities as the primary care pharmacist during the course of this rotation.  They will comprehensively review medical records for patients who have recently been discharged from the hospital to identify potential drug-related problems or opportunities to optimize care.  All recommendations will be rooted in clinical and organization-based treatment guidelines. The student will have an opportunity to develop clear, concise and prioritized documentation skills while preparing written summaries of all interactions with patients as well as written communication with patients and providers.  The student will also have opportunities to participate as an interprofessional team member through the Adult Advanced Asthma Clinic experience.  Primary activities during this clinic include reviewing medication therapy, confirming appropriate device technique, and preparing an asthma action plan when needed. There may also be opportunities for the student to present to patients, providers or other health care team members during the course of the rotation for a health topic, guideline, or service review.  Lastly, students with participate in weekly topic discussions on a variety of pharmacotherapy topics.
  • Expected Outcomes:            
    • Know and understand potential medication therapy problems that are examined upon chart review of a patient
    • Know and understand current guidelines for the management of diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, geriatric syndromes and immunizations
    • Know and understand drug formularies and test claim system to make cost-effective medication recommendations
    • Perform medication therapy chart reviews on patients and present findings
    • Know and understand how to accurately and concisely document both for provider and internal follow-up
    • Know and understand appropriate follow-up of prior recommendations, including sending prescriptions, ordering labs, communicating changes with patient and contacting prescriber
  • Typical hours: 8:30 am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

 

Community Practice 743 Clerkships

 

The American Center Pharmacy

  • Location: 4602 Eastpark Blvd Madison, WI 53718
  • Patient Population: inpatient discharges, outpatient surgery clinics, cardiology clinic, urology clinic and employee prescriptions
  • Student role: medication regimen review; evaluate and prepare prescriptions, patient consultation; answer drug information questions; administer immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: implementation of new services including documentation and billing for MTM services, inventory control, free parking, and on the bus line
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 8:30-5pm
  • Weekend flexibility: No

 

Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Location: UW Health Main Hospital
  • Patient population: Inpatient discharges, outpatient surgery clinics and specialty care: transplant, pediatrics, HIV, oncology, hematology, urology, ENT, orthopedics, cardiology and employees
  • 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); compounding of medications
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible, but usually 8:00am–4:30pm or 9:00am – 5:30pm Monday through Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes

West Clinic 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

Northeast Clinic 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
  • Typical hours: Student hours are flexible; site is open from 8:30am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

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 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

Evjue Clinic Pharmacy

  • Location: Access Community Health Centers William T. Evjue Clinic, 3434 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; 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