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Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Ambulatory Care Clerkships

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clerkship

 

Contact Information

Philip Trapskin, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 265-0341

ptrapskin@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; recommendations on additional or alternative therapies to providers; nonprescription recommendations to patients; documentation and billing for pharmaceutical care; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts); great relationships with clinic providers; frequent drug information questions; frequent interactions with doctors, nurses and residents; participation in brown bag consultations; 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/bleeding disorders, travel medicine and anticoagulation
  • Student role: Extensive opportunities for medication regimen review; evaluate and prepare prescriptions and counsel patients; answer daily drug information questions; provide immunizations
  • Unique student opportunities: Education on ophthalmic preparations and procedures; management of bleeding disorders and travel medicine; one pharmacist and one technician on site improves mentorship opportunities; experience in hemophilia/bleeding disorders clinic and/or anticoagulation clinic
  • 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

Infusion Center/Digestive Health Pharmacy

  • Location: Digestive HealthCenter: 750 University Row; Infusion Center: within UW Hospital and Clinics
  • Patient population: Patients receiving intravenous infusions or plasmapharesis outpatient for a diverse set of acute and chronic diseases; 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 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: Innovative combined rotation that includes experience with the infusion center and a new expansion of clinical pharmacy services; electronic medical record (access to labs and patient charts)
  • Typical hours: Tentatively hours are 8am to 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