The PGY-2 residency in specialty pharmacy at UW Health will develop experts in the business, operational and clinical components of health system specialty pharmacies.
Residents completing this program will have the knowledge and resources to oversee and lead all aspects of a health system specialty pharmacy, including complex disease state management, business strategies, specialty pharmacy marketplace analyses, pharmacy operations and budgeting/finance. Additionally, as a specialty pharmacy that is dually accredited, the resident will be required to understand and oversee compliance with specialty pharmacy accreditation standards.
With this expertise, the resident will be well-positioned to accept a position as a member of the specialty pharmacy leadership team at an academic medical center or specialty pharmacy.
The combined PGY1 and PGY2 residency in Specialty Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin is the only accredited two-year specialty pharmacy residency program and offers residents with clinical and leadership training through experience in all patient care settings.
Extensive management and clinical experience in all areas of specialty pharmacy practice within an integrated health care system The pharmacy department manages the provision of specialty pharmacy services throughout inpatient, clinic, and 14 community pharmacies (including specialty mail order services), a contract management and consulting business, full HMO managed care services and home infusion services.
Flexibility in tailoring the program to the strengths and interests of the resident The resident will have rotations in many therapeutic areas of specialty pharmacy practice including solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, hepatology, hematology/oncology, HIV, growth factor deficiency, pediatrics, home/clinic infusion services, neurology, cystic fibrosis, and many others. Rotation experiences can be modified to meet the interests of the resident.
HMO experience and managed care components Residents gain experience in evaluating and improving specialty pharmacy services as part of a wholly owned HMO that provides service to more than 100,000 covered lives.
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