This 2-year PGY1 and PGY2 program is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a wide variety of roles that utilize pharmacy informatics within an integrated health care organization. During the PGY1 year, the resident completes the PGY1 Pharmacy – Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc program for a solid clinical foundation. The PGY2 year builds on that foundation and provides residents with specialized training in all aspects of pharmacy informatics and automation as a member of Aurora’s pharmacy information systems team.
During the PGY1 year, residents spend the majority of their time at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, with the opportunity to spend time at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. Residents complete core rotations in direct patient care, drug policy, and administration. Residents choose from learning experiences in adult medicine, surgical medicine, oncology, cardiac medicine, cardiothoracic transplant, cardiac and cardiac surgery intensive care, medical intensive care, surgical intensive care, neurological/neurosurgical intensive care, neonatal intensive care, operating room, emergency medicine, infectious disease, investigational drugs, clinical teaching, pharmacy informatics and clinics including family medicine, anticoagulation, oncology, transplant, heart failure, and population health. Each resident’s experiences are customized based on their interests and needs.
During the PGY2 year, the resident visits numerous sites within the health system based on project, learning experience and service needs, with the majority of time spent at Forest Home Center – Epic/Smart Chart Team and Mitchell Street – System Pharmacy Corporate Office. Learning experiences include Epic certification, informatics integration, inpatient pharmacy informatics, pharmacy automation, medication safety, ambulatory pharmacy informatics, clinical decision support, business intelligence, pharmacy operations, oncology informatics, informatics training, data management, and professional development. Experiences in both years are customized to meet individual goals and interests.
Candidates interested in a career as a pharmacy informatics specialist and as a leader within an integrated healthcare organization are encouraged to apply.
All applicants must apply through PhORCAS and meet the following criteria:
Graduate of an ACPE-accredited School of Pharmacy
Eligible for pharmacist licensure in Wisconsin – residents are expected to be licensed as a pharmacist in the state of Wisconsin prior to starting their residency program and sit for their exams at the first available opportunity.
U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
The Pharmacy Residency programs participate in the Residency Matching Program (“The Match”).
After “The Match”, employment as a pharmacy resident is still contingent upon the applicant satisfying Aurora Health Care’s employment eligibility requirements, including an employment application/evaluation by Human Resources and a pre-employment physical and drug screen (hair analysis). The pre-employment physical and drug screen must be completed at a designated Aurora Health Care location between May 15 and June 1.
All matched residents must start on the pre-determined start date. Refer to the program director for the exact pre-determined start date as adjustments in start date are not allowed.
About Aurora Health Care
Aurora Health Care is a large, not-for-profit, integrated health care system in Wisconsin. It features 16 hospitals, numerous ambulatory, diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care and social service agencies, physician clinics, retail pharmacies, and more. Aurora Health Care and Advocate Health Care together are Advocate Aurora Health – a large, not-for-profit health care system in Wisconsin and Illinois.
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