American Family Children's Hospital

Pharmacy Administrative Residency Information

Administrative residents complete both direct patient care and clinical management rotations during the first year. The second year will focus on advanced administrative rotations.

First Year Rotations

  • Clinical practice in a variety of clinical areas including ambulatory care experience
  • Clinical management
  • Inpatient pharmacy operations and medication use systems
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Pharmacy informatics and data management
  • Ambulatory operations
  • Contracting and supply chain
  • Medication use evaluation (longitudinal)
  • Drug policy and managed care (longitudinal)
  • Medication safety (longitudinal)

Second Year Rotations 

  • Executive pharmacy leadership
  • Hospital administration (with Chief Operating Officer)
  • Directing integrated pharmacy services
  • Advanced practice and operations
  • Oncology management
  • Ambulatory services leadership
  • Budget
  • Pharmaceutical Research Center (longitudinal)
  • 15 weeks of elective administrative rotations


  • PGY1: Clinical or Administrative Project
  • PGY2: Master of Science Research Project

Presentation Opportunities and Professional Meetings

  • Weekly resident seminar
  • Resident report  presentations
  • Educational presentations and in-services on clinical rotations
  • Team and staff meeting leadership
  • Nursing and pharmacy student orientation to pharmacy services
  • Major projects are presented at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Educational Conference 

Teaching Opportunities

  • Clinical instructor status at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Lecturer and small group discussion leader for Drug Information  class  and  participant in the Leadership Course led by our department within the UW the School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of 4th-year students on clinical rotation at the hospital
  • Contributions to clinical faculty discussions with students
  • Teaching certificate program for residents at area hospitals (optional)

Other Activities 

  • Weekly resident lunch seminars with hospital administrators to discuss  administrative topics
  • Patient and medication safety involvement
  • Participation on a various patient care committees
  • Participation in resident community service projects
  • Opportunities to interact with residents in the pharmacy practice, community practice, critical care, nutrition, oncology, and outcomes research
  • Twice monthly coffees with the Director of Pharmacy 


  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • Summer Midwest Residency Exchange
  • Site visits to other health-systems and residency programs
  • ASHP Leadership Conference
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting and Educational Conference

Required Master's Coursework

  • Semester one: Human Resource Management, Health System Pharmacy Data Analysis and Informatics, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, Engineering Management of Continuous Process Improvement
  • Semester two: Health Care Operations Management, Drug Literature Evaluation (TA), Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course
  • Semester three: Managing Technological and Organizational Change, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course
  • Semester four: Health Systems Management and Policy, Advanced Health-System Pharmacy Administration, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course

Elective Classes

  • Business and Accounting: Managerial Accounting, Bargaining, Negotiations, and Dispute Settlement for Managers
  • Industrial Engineering: Engineering Management, Quality Assurance Systems, Human Performance and Accident Causation, Organization and Job Design, Patient Safety and Error Reduction in Health Care
  • Human Resource Management: Organizational Behavior, Managing Behavior in Organizations, Entrepreneurial Management, Behavioral Analysis of Decision Making
  • Population Health: Principles of Population Health Sciences, Introduction to Epidemiology