American Family Children's Hospital

Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Internship Program

Contact Information

David Hager, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 890-8993

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.


2015 Recruitment


Recruitment for the 2015 internship program has been completed with internal candidates. Thank you for your interest in our program.


Internship Purpose


To provide experiential and didactic training in clinical and operational inpatient pharmacy practice to doctor of pharmacy students entering their DPH3 year in support of improved clinical pharmacist opportunities to engage in patient care activities, research and precepting.


Learning Objectives


After the completion of the summer intern experience, the intern will be able to:

  • Identify career goals with a documented plan through the remainder of their school of pharmacy education and transition into residency or the workforce
  • Demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy technical skills, knowledge of central pharmacy operations and coordination of the inpatient medication distribution process
  • Develop analytical and communication skills through a journal club presentation demonstrating the ability to complete a thorough drug lit­erature review and communicate its findings
  • Develop a personalized drug information handbook focusing on core clinical areas, including dosing and dose conversions (IV to PO), key pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters, and clinical pearls, with particular emphasis on the following areas:
    • Anti-infectives
    • Anti-hypertensives
    • Anti-epileptics
    • Anti-emetics
    • Anti-coagulation
  • Provide focused patient care through the completion of admission histories, daily patient visits with first dose teaching, VTE screening and discharge counseling
  • Demonstrate practice leadership by completing a longitudinal project and reporting its results 

Program Design (Summer Internship and Longitudinal Experience)

  • The summer internship will be 10 weeks in length and 32 hours per week
  • Interns will work four days of the week between Monday and Friday as determined by their preceptor
  • The longitudinal hours will be approximately 32 weeks in length and eight hours per week (either weekend intern hours or student hours)
  • Interns are required to commit to working throughout their DPH-3 year