The PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership (HSPAL) Specialty Pharmacy residency provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Specifically, graduates of the UW Health PGY2 HSPAL Specialty Pharmacy residency will be prepared for success as a specialty pharmacy leader capable of practicing in and overseeing specialty pharmacy services within a healthcare system.
Program strengths: The PGY2 HSPAL Specialty Pharmacy Residency at UW Health offers residents clinical and leadership training through experience in all patient care settings. The resident will have experience and exposure to the following areas of pharmacy practice and leadership:
Extensive management and clinical experience in all areas of specialty pharmacy practice within an integrated healthcare system The UWHC pharmacy department manages the provision of specialty pharmacy services throughout inpatient, clinic and 15 retail pharmacies (including specialty mail 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 As a large academic health system, UW Health provides unique opportunities and rotations in many areas of leadership. There are also opportunities to do elective rotations with external marketplace partners, based on resident interest.
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.
Experience with professional organization involvement In addition to ASHP, the resident gains experience working with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and Vizient leadership teams.
UW 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 is a nationally recognized regional health system that includes:
UW Health University Hospital, 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 East Madison Hospital 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 UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 50-bed post-acute inpatient facility, opened in September 2015.
*672-bed count for UW Hospital and Clinics includes 56 beds at UW Health at East Madison Hospital and 111 beds at American Family Children's Hospital