Winston J. Durant created the UW Hospital pharmacy residency program, which has trained a total of 355 residents trained since its inception in 1963.Winston J. Durant's pharmacy career spanned over 35 years, including 12 years as the first contemporary pharmacy director at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

 

In his time at UW, starting in 1959, Win oversaw the growth of the department from six pharmacists to more than 100 employees and cultivated revolutionary innovations in pharmacy practice. Additionally, Win created the UW Hospital pharmacy residency program in 1963. What began as one residency training program with one resident, former Director of Pharmacy David Zilz, has expanded into eleven unique residency training programs that train 25 pharmacy residents per year.

 

With a total of 355 residents trained since its inception in 1963, UW has made trailblazing strides in nurturing and preparing the next generation of pharmacists. The world-renowned, two-year administration program itself has trained more than 170 residents who have served in leadership positions in pharmacy professional organizations and in many of the top hospitals and health care systems around the world.

 

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