PGY2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency Program

Residency Program

Duration:  12 Months 
Number of Positions:  1
Application deadline:  January 11
Starting date:  July 1 
Stipend:  $58,000 
Interview Required:  Yes 
Location: Marshfield, WI

Training Site 

Type:  Health System 
Model type:  Tertiary Care 
Tax Status:  Nonprofit 
Professional Staff:  30
Non-professional Staff:  40
Total Beds:  500
Average Daily Census:  270
Patient Care Centers 15 Hospitals, 52 Clinics


Fringe Benefits

Generous paid time off, medical, dental, and vision coverage, savings plan, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and short/long term disability. Also included are travel allowance for educational meeting participation and project presentation.

Rotation Schedule

The first four weeks will focus on hospital, pharmacy, and technology orientation. Rotations generally include 2-4 weeks of concentrated training, followed by longitudinal exposure and are designed to integrate both local and system-level training. Longitudinal experiences may be 6 or 12 months in total duration. 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.

Research Project

Each resident is asked to complete a project that helps contribute to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The scope of the PGY2 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.

Professional Travel

Each resident will receive full support to attend the following meetings: Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Annual Meeting, ASHP Conference for Leaders in Health-System Pharmacy, ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, and the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference.

Core Experiences

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

Core Longitudinal Experiences

  • Project Management
  • Medication Safety
  • Leadership
  • Research Project
  • Pharmacy Finance/Operating Budget

Clinical Staff Pharmacist Coverage

  • Each resident will be assigned to clinical staff coverage every third weekend.
  • Each resident will work two holidays.
  • The resident will also provide administrative on-call services every fourth week.
  • The resident will be eligible for pay for additional staffing hours.


Each applicant must have a PharmD/Bachelor of Science from an accredited college of pharmacy in the U.S., completed an accredited PGY1 residency, and be eligible for licensure in Wisconsin. A letter of intent, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an official college transcript are required with the online application. An onsite interview will be required. Applicants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses, however, residents who accept a position at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital will receive full reimbursement for their interview travel expenses.


Residency Program Director: Brook DesRivieres, PharmD, MS
Phone: 715.387.9916
Fax: 715.387.7650

Director of Pharmacy: Justin Guthman, PharmD
Phone: 715.389.5302
Fax: 715.387.7650

Pharmacy Recruiter: Barbara Henning
Phone: 414.359.3103

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital was founded more than 100 years ago by the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother and remains faithful to its Catholic heritage and original mission, providing health care to an ever-increasing service area in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The 500 bed tertiary care teaching institution is the only major rural referral medical center in Wisconsin. Ministry Saint Joseph’s is a surgical center for the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care Heart Care Team and other nationally renowned programs.

Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is central Wisconsin’s only dedicated pediatric hospital. Caring for children from birth to 18 years old, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s offers a wide range of pediatric specialty services, including a 24-bed pediatric unit equipped with the latest technology and staffed by highly-trained pediatric hospitalists and nurses; the region’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) for critically ill or injured children; and a 24-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for children born at 23 weeks and older.

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