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

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Contact Information

Erin McCreary, PharmD, BCPS
(608) 264-4631

emccreary@uwhealth.org

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

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

UW Health Primary Care Clinic


UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It serves more than 600,000 patients each year at six hospitals and 80 outpatient sites. Pharmacy services at UW Health are committed to providing advanced patient care services that meet or exceed the needs of patients. Additionally, pharmacy staff is committed to performing services that supplement the care patients receive from their providers and, when possible, bridging patient care gaps to assist providers.

 

Pharmacists in primary care clinics are primarily involved with patient interactions for blood pressure management, statin initiation and monitoring, and patient outreach for patients recently discharged from the hospital. Pharmacists are additionally involved with optimizing medication regimens, completing comprehensive medications reviews, performing adherence screening and education, and responding to patient and provider drug information questions.

 

  • Location: UW Health, 3185 Deming Way, Middleton, WI
  • Patient population: Adult primary care patients throughout UW Health. Pharmacists provide telephonic post-discharge follow-up care for high risk patients, provide appropriate care management of hypertension and lipids cases in cardiovascular risk patients, and complete face to face encounters when patients are referred to them by members of the care team.
  • Student role: The student will be expected to participate in the same activities as the primary care pharmacist during the course of this rotation. Students will spend time on site participating in patient visits related to medication titration, medication adherence, new medication teaching, and post discharge medication reconciliation for complex patients. They will also participate in reviewing patients identified through the disease state reporting workbenches and respond to questions from RNs, MAs and clinic providers. They will comprehensively review medical records for patients 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. 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 will participate in weekly topic discussions and guideline reviews on a variety of pharmacotherapy topics.

    Students will be assigned to one of the primary care pharmacists for the duration of the block. As the pharmacist rotates to approximately 2-4 various clinics through the week, the student will follow the preceptor’s schedule across multiple clinic locations. UW Health Clinic locations where students may rotate throughout the rotation include but are not limited to Verona, West Towne, Fitchburg, Oregon, University Station, and West. Due to the “float” schedule of the pharmacist preceptors, students will be responsible for providing their own transportation to various clinic locations throughout the Dane County area. Parking is available at most clinics.
  • 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 immunization
    • Perform medication therapy chart reviews on patients, present findings, and develop patient-centered medication recommendations
    • 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 hours per day to be completed between 8am-5pm, 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

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