The PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital is a 24-month residency with inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory care, leadership, teaching, and administrative experiences. The first year focuses on clinical exposure and the second year focuses on building clinical leadership, operations, and supervisory experience. There is a clinical leadership track and an operational leadership track during the second year of the program that allows flexibility in tailoring the program to the strengths and interests of the resident. The program also places emphasis on developing inclusive leadership skills and how to create a culture of belonging in the workplace. These experiences are coordinated under the direct and immediate supervision of the Pharmacy Chief who is the Residency Program Director. The primary mission of the residency is to develop leadership and clinical management skills that will support a professional and productive practice in pharmacy management, clinical leadership, business operations, medication use safety, and quality assurance. This mission is realized by providing experiences and responsibilities that develop and augment the resident’s clinical and communication skills, problem solving abilities, professional knowledge base, judgment, and insight by ensuring resident exposure in targeted clinical and administrative roles. By providing an atmosphere for the resident to grow and develop individual talents (while receiving guidance and structure as required), the resident will become more cognizant of their strengths and weaknesses, and will be able to continually apply themselves to further enhance their management and leadership practice skills.
The Residency enhances patient care by developing the knowledge and skills that are needed to achieve competency in the provision of pharmacy leadership and clinical management. Graduates of the program shall be able to develop, implement, monitor, and maintain operational and clinical pharmacy services, and shall be able to successfully apply the principles of strategic planning, personnel development, needs based communication, fiscal management, regulatory compliance, program development, evidence-based outcome assessment, and pharmacoeconomics.
Applicants must be a graduate of an American Council of Pharmaceutical Education accredited School of Pharmacy with a Pharm.D. degree, must be a U.S. citizen, and participate in an on-site or virtual interview.
Pharmacists interested in applying for this residency program are required to complete their application through PhORCAS and include the below attachments: • Submit a personal letter of intent • Submit (3) PhORCAS References • Submit a copy of their curriculum vitae • Submit an official copy of their pharmacy transcript (s)
About William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital
The Madison VA has offered residencies in Ambulatory/Primary Care since 1983 and has trained over 220 residents to date. We currently have 17 residents spread over 6 programs. We offer a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice residency with a focus on Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice as well as a PGY-1 General Pharmacy Practice residency. They are designed to train graduates to be excellent clinical practitioners and meets all requirements as set forth by ASHP for first year residency programs. Additionally, we offer PGY-2 programs in Ambulatory Care, Psychiatric Pharmacy, Pain/Palliative Care. Finally, we offer a combined PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency is designed to develop leadership skills in addition to further honing of clinical practice skills. Our PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency is designed to provide highly motivated and exceptionally qualified pharmacists with a myriad of experiences in clinical practice and leadership. The PGY-2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy gives residents an opportunity to experience a variety of mental health rotations in both the inpatient and ou...tpatient settings. The PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative Care residency provides the opportunity to become an expert in chronic pain and palliative care pharmacy, with an emphasis on mental health learning experiences. Residents wishing to continue with a second year at our institution and those with PGY-1 Residency training from other sites are eligible to be considered for the PGY-2 Residency programs at our site. In addition to pharmacy practice training, pharmacy residents at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital receive Clinical Instructor appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by participating in the School of Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Laboratory. They also have the option to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by the School of Pharmacy. These experiences give residents opportunities to find careers in clinical practice, pharmacy administration, or academia.