The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Internal Medicine is designed to transition PGY1 Pharmacy resident graduates from a generalist to specialized practice focused on the care of adults with medical problems, primarily in the inpatient setting.
Residents who successfully complete the program will be able to provide integrated pharmaceutical care at a patient-specific level, as well as a patient population level across continuums of care. Furthermore, the program will provide residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into skills, competence and confidence in providing safe, efficient and cost-effective patient care.
Residents will develop a philosophy of practice that includes:
Pharmacists' responsibility and accountability for pursuing optimal drug therapy outcomes and medication safety in the provision of patient care
Education and training of other health professionals and students
A plan for self-learning and continuing professional development
A commitment to the profession and their community
An appreciation for scholarly activity
Program goals and objectives will be achieved through learning experiences designed to have the resident practice as an active member of the interdisciplinary care team (e.g. rounding, admission medication histories, medication reconciliation, discharge coordination, patient education, clinical monitoring, order verification, delegation protocols/collaborative practice agreements, pharmacist clinic visits). In addition, the resident will participate in the precepting/teaching of learners (i.e., pharmacy residents, interns and students), clinician education and quality improvement activities.
University of Wisconsin Health is an academic health system associated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It encompasses the research, education, and patient care activities that take place at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and within UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority.
UW Heath Authority is a nationally recognized regional health system that includes:
UW Health, a 672-bed* regional referral center that is home to a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, American College of Surgeons-verified Burn Center, one of the nation's largest organ transplant programs, one of the nation's first certified comprehensive stroke centers and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, one of 41 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive centers in the country.
UW Health at The American Center is a 56-bed, community-based health and wellness facility.
American Family Children's Hospital is a nationally-ranked, 111-bed facility with pediatric and surgical neonatal intensive care unit.
The new UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital is a 50-bed, post-acute inpatient program, opened in September 2015.
*672-bed count for UW Hospital and Clinics includes 56 beds at UW Health at The American Center and 111 beds at American Family Children's Hospital