Advanced Practice Pharmacy Clerkships: Community Practice 743 Clerkships

Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Location: University 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 8am-4:30pm or 9am-5:30pm Monday through Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes

Oncology Retail Pharmacy

  • Location: UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Patient population: Students interact with patients being seen at the Carbone Cancer Center. Students will be exposed to lung, head and neck, breast, gynecologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, skin, hematologic cancers and bone marrow transplant.
  • Student role: Students have many responsibilities within the oncology retail pharmacy. For one, students are responsible for leading the proactive oral oncolytic refill program. This program ensures patients receiving oral oncolytic therapies have timely access to their medication and remain adherent to their regimen. In addition, students work with the oncology clinic student to ensure patients receiving chemotherapy infusions are sent home with appropriate supportive care therapies. Students provide counseling to patients receiving oral oncolytic therapy and serve as an extension to the pharmacist while staffing. Students will interact regularly with other oncology clinic pharmacists, providers, residents and nursing staff. Students are expected to participate in disease-state presentations, topic discussions, and grand rounds. This rotation is unique to those interested in retail operations as well as specialty pharmacy.
  • Unique student opportunities: Management of proactive oral oncolytic refill program, exposure to specialty medication management, and drug repository program. This rotation is especially unique as 90% of patient population served are oncology-based. Students also interact closely with clinic providers, clinical trials; gain exposure to hospice care patients; and build great relationships with faculty, residents and nursing staff.
  • Typical hours: 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday
  • Weekend flexibility: No

The American Center Pharmacy

  • Location: UW Health at The American Center
  • 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

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; location 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; location is open from 9am-7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on weekends
  • Weekend flexibility: Yes