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American Family Children's Hospital

Medication Systems and Operations Residency

Program Summary

Medications and Systems Operations (pdf)

The UW Health Department of Pharmacy is a leader within the profession of pharmacy in the areas of technology assessment, automation, information technology, regulatory compliance and business development.


Our Pharmacy Medication Systems and Operations Residency offers extensive training within a progressive and cutting-edge medication management system. Operational based learning experiences span across our tertiary care academic medical center, pediatric hospital, cancer center, community hospital and pharmacy enterprise building.


Brad Ludwig and resident Sharon Trang

Program Strengths

  • Technology and patient safety: UW Health has implemented the use of automation, information technology and bar code technology at every phase of the medication-use process.
  • Clinical and administrative responsibilities as part of the management team: The resident will be an active member of the central and decentral staffing model throughout the residency. Other responsibilities include committee participation and membership (e.g., Drug Product Supply and Selection, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations) and involvement in technician training oversight.
  • Flexibility in tailoring the program to the interests of the resident: The resident will play an integral role in developing his or her rotation schedule and will be exposed to a variety of experiential learning opportunities offered at UW Health. Additionally, elective coursework at the School of Engineering or School of Business is optional if formal training in change or process improvement is desired.

Contact Information


Brad Ludwig, MS, RPh

Director, Integrated Pharmacy Services

UW Health Department of Pharmacy

600 Highland Avenue


Madison, WI 53792

(608) 263-6958


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