PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program


Duration:  12 Months 
Number of Positions:  1
Application deadline:  January 15
Starting date:  July 1 
Stipend:  $50,000 
Interview Required:  Yes 


Generous paid time off, medical and dental coverage and travel allowance for educational meeting participation and project presentation.


Type:  Hospital 
Model type:  Teaching 
Tax Status:  Nonprofit 
Professional Staff:  30
Non-professional Staff:  38
Total Beds:  504
Average Daily Census:  290
Patient Care Centers, hospitals 15
Patient Care Centers, clinics 52


The first 4 weeks will focus on hospital, pharmacy and technology orientation. Rotations generally include 2 weeks of concentrated training, followed by longitudinal exposure. Rotations are designed to integrate local and health-system training. The length and type of experience in each area is tailored to the practice interests and previous experience of each resident. Time for clinical electives is offered throughout the year to further develop the resident’s direct patient-care skills.


  • Orientation to Pharmacy Services at Ministry Health Care
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
  • Clinical Management: Local & System
  • Information Systems: Local & System
  • Business Plan Development
  • Supply Chain
  • Pharmacy Finance
  • Quality and Regulatory Management
  • Clinical Elective(s)
  • Pharmacy Operations


  • Project Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Leadership
  • Ambulatory Care Business Management
  • Research Project


  • Hematology/ Oncology
  • Adult Medical Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Nursery
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Service/Perianesthesia


  • Each resident will be assigned to clinical staff coverage every third weekend.
  • Each resident will work two holidays
  • The resident will provide sick call replacement for Clinical/Staff Pharmacists (maximum five days per year)
  • Each shift in excess of these requirements will be at the resident's discretion, and the resident will receive per diem compensation above their regular stipend at the clinical staff pharmacist wage.
  • The resident will also provide administrative on-call services several times throughout the year.


  • Each resident will make four formal presentations to a multidisciplinary audience: one on a new drug, two on drug therapy, and one on their research project. A preceptor advisor is required for each presentation.


Each resident will receive full support to attend the following meetings:

  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting
  • ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting
  • Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference

The resident will also serve as a delegate to the Group Purchasing Organization at the fall meeting.


Each resident must complete a project that contributes to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The scope of the PGY-2 project will be applicable to pharmacy practice at the health-system level. The resident will present the final research at the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference, and prepare a final written manuscript.


Marshfield is a pleasant community located near the center of the state. We are proud to be considered the "Best Place to Live in Wisconsin" and "Eighth Best Place to Live in America" according to Demographics Daily selected Marshfield based on such criteria as its excellent health care, schools, supply of good jobs and small-town character.

From the blue skies and clean air, to the all-season recreation including boating, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, snowmobile touring and skiing, you will meet many friendly people. Your opportunities for cultural events, educational activities and recreations are endless.

We are rural but not remote. We are only a couple of hours from major metropolitan cities, such as Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Minneapolis. A regional airport is 45 minutes away. But, there is so much to do here, and the "Up North" lifestyle is so appealing, you may never want to leave! It's small-town life, and professional training, at its best.

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital is an integrated academic medical center serving the people of central and northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, as well as referrals from around the country. The 500+ bed tertiary care hospital is one of the state’s largest hospitals and the only rural referral and level II trauma medical center. The hospital has also been nationally recognized being named in the top 100 hospitals on Solucient’s list for heart services, one of the top 100 most wired hospitals, and receiving the highest safety ranking among Wisconsin medical centers in the Leapfrog database.

Marshfield Clinic hosts weekly Grand Rounds featuring renowned speakers from across the country. Health care at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital offers a unique and interesting practice environment. Its Pharmacy staff provides leadership in the medication use process by collaborating with all members of the health care team, and by providing safe, high quality, and cost effective pharmaceutical care services. The clinical pharmacy practice is enhanced by the extensive array of dispensing and information technology.

The Pharmacy Department values include: service excellence, enhancement of patient safety, providing learning opportunities, innovations in patient care, and empowerment of individuals providing care. It strives to be a leader in providing pharmaceutical care and an outstanding center for educating pharmacy professionals.

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