American Family Children's Hospital

Pharmacy Medication Systems and Operations Residency Rotations

Rotation Schedule


A rotation schedule for each Medication Systems and Operations (MSO) resident will be drafted at the beginning of the first year and adjusted as needed throughout the residency. The following outlines the basic structure of rotations included throughout the 24-month  residency:

  • 8 weeks of clinical pharmacist training
  • 8 months of clinical patient care rotations
  • 4 months of leadership rotations
  • 11 months of MSOspecialty rotations



MSO residents must complete two years of rotations with required experiences in clinical, administrative, and medication systems areas.


Clinical Rotations (3 required, 5 optional)

  • Required
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Operating room
    • Oncology clinic (or infusion center) 
    • Nutrition support
  • Optional (tailored to resident preference)  

Administrative Rotations (4 required)

  • Pharmacy department administration and leadership
  • Drug policy program
  • Clinical management
  • Regulatory compliance and quality improvement 

Specialty Rotations (8 required, 1 optional)

  • Required
    • Drug distribution systems
    • Sterile products area operations
    • Pharmacy operations and technology
    • Controlled substance distribution
    • Supply chain management
    • Pharmacy informatics
    • Off-Site pharmacy services
    • Pharmaceutical Research Center
  • Optional (tailored to resident preference)

Longitudinal Rotations (2 required)

  • Medication safety
  • Medication use evaluation