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
  • Residency program director rotation
  • Consolidated Services Operations
  • Medication use evaluation (longitudinal)
  • Drug policy and managed care (longitudinal)
  • Medication safety (longitudinal)
  • Clinical teaching experience (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

Projects

  • 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 School of Pharmacy
  • Preceptorship of fourth-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 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
  • Monthly coffees with the Director of Pharmacy

Travel

  • ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident 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 1: 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 2: Health Care Operations Management, Drug Literature Evaluation (TA), Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course
  • Semester 3: Managing Technological and Organizational Change, Graduate Seminar in Health-System Pharmacy, Advanced Independent Study, one elective course
  • Semester 4: 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, Assessment of Medical Technologies