PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Rotations



PGY1 Pharmacy residents complete one four-week training period in the first staffing area, 10 four-week clinical rotations, a four-week rotation in drug policy, one mini-training/project time rotation in December and two longitudinal experiences in ambulatory care clinics.


Required/Staffing Rotations

Elective Rotations (7)

Resident will complete a training rotation in the first area they staff:

  • Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Required Rotations (5)

  • Oncology
  • Medicine
  • Transplant
  • Drug information/drug policy
  • Precepting


Any of the required rotations:

  • Transplant: renal/pancreas, liver/medical
  • Academia
  • BMT, hematology
  • Cards: cardiothoracic surgery, medical cards
  • Sterile products
  • Clinical practice management
  • Emergency medicine
  • General internal medicine
  • Pediatrics: General, Heme/Onc/BMT, PICU, NICU
  • Surgery: general, specialty
  • Hospice, palliative care
  • Infectious diseases
  • ICU: medical, surgical, burn
  • Neuro: neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nutrition support
  • Operating room
  • Pharmaceutical research center
  • Informatics
  • Medication safety
  • Decentral overnights
  • Home infusion
  • Specialty pharmacy
  • Any ambulatory care clinic


Ambulatory Care


Residents participate in a full-day ambulatory care clinic every other week. Residents have the opportunity for two clinic experiences, each for half of the residency year. Clinics include:

  • Hospice
  • Anticoagulation
  • HIV Clinic/Infectious Diseases
  • Neurology
  • Lung Transplant
  • Renal Clinic/Wisconsin Dialysis
  • Abdominal Transplant
  • Adult/Pediatric Pulmonary
  • Primary Care
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Oncology Clinic

Duty Hours


The residency program follows duty hour definitions and recommendations from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Duty hours are defined as all clinical and academic activities related to the program; i.e., patient care (both inpatient and outpatient), administrative duties relative to patient care, the provision for transfer of patient care, time spent in-house during call activities and scheduled activities, such as conferences. Duty hours do not include reading and preparation time spent away from the duty site.

  • Duty hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities.
  • Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period.

Clinical Staffing


Pharmacy services are provided by teams of pharmacists within an integrated practice model. These teams of pharmacists are decentrally based and provide care as part of the interprofessional team through patient care rounds, clinical monitoring, medication order review, admission histories, first-dose teaching, discharge teaching and care coordination, code and stroke response teams, drug information provision and medication-use stewardship.


Residents staff in the same roles as their preceptors on two different teams over the course of the residency year, developing confidence and competence for PGY-2 training or employment following residency. This is supported by a preceptor on weekends dedicated to resident feedback and available for consultation. On average, the resident will staff 12 hours per week, including every other weekend.