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Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Health-System Pharmacy Practice 742 Clerkships

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www.pharmacy.wisc.edu/
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Contact Information

David Hager, PharmD, BCPS

(608) 890-8993

dhager@uwhealth.org

UW Health encompasses an academic medical center, multiple specialty and primary care clinics, 14 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.

 

Health–System Pharmacy Practice

  • Student Role: This rotation is an opportunity to rotate with pharmacy management and leadership team, pharmacy operations, ad the drug policy program. Students will also gain experience in leading a pharmacy department project. In addition to projects, the student will attend various interdisciplinary and administrative meetings. Projects will focus on advancing pharmacy services, inventory management, performance improvement projects, strategic planning, assessing compliance with regulatory standards, and others based on department needs and student interest.
  • Expected outcomes: Gain a thorough understanding of the role of an inpatient pharmacy manager within an integrated health system. Learn strategies for advancing pharmacy services; demonstrate understanding of the medication use process in a large medical center; gain exposure to regulatory compliance; understand the role of the pharmacist in drug policy and medication use evaluations; understand the role of automation in relation to inventory and narcotic control; and gain further experience in basic supervisory skills.
  • Unique student opportunities: Gain insight to inpatient pharmacy management, experience with leading a department project, hands on experience with pharmacy automation and compounding (sterile and nonsterile), and completion of a medication use evaluation.
  • Typical hours: Monday–Friday, 7am-3:30pm or 8am-4:30pm; 40-45 hours per week

Health–System Pharmacy Practice: The American Center

  • Student Role: This is primarily a project-based rotation where students gain experience and understanding in both inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy operations management. In addition to projects, the student will attend various interdisciplinary and administrative meetings. Projects will focus on advancing pharmacy services, inventory control, providing staff inservices, performance improvement projects, strategic planning and assessing compliance with The Joint Commission’s regulatory standards.
  • Expected outcomes: Gain a thorough understanding of the role of an inpatient and ambulatory pharmacy manager within an integrated health system. Learn strategies for advancing pharmacy services; demonstrate understanding of financial management; gain exposure to regulatory compliance; understand the role of automation in relation to inventory and narcotic control; and gain further experience in basic supervisory skills.
  • Unique student opportunities: Gain insight in both ambulatory and inpatient management in one rotation, experience how a small institution operates within a large health system, hands on experience with pharmacy automation (PACMED, anesthesia carts, etc.), provide inservice to nursing, medical or pharmacy staff, free parking, on the bus line
  • Typical hours: Monday–Friday, 7am-3:30pm or 8am-4:30pm; 40-45 hours per week