PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program


Duration:  12 Months 
Number of Positions:  5
Application deadline:  January 3
Starting date:  July 1 
Stipend:  $46,000 
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:  24
Non-professional Staff:  30
Total Beds:  500 
Average Daily Census:  275


The first six weeks are hospital, pharmacy and technology orientation. Rotations are generally five weeks in length and include required core experiences and elective experiences. Residents also participate in several longitudinal experiences during the year, which contribute to the core experiences of the program.

It is recommended that three core rotations be completed prior to taking elective rotations. Rotations are designed to integrate inpatient and outpatient care, drug use evaluation, drug information, distributive and clinical practice, and student teaching. The amount and type of experience in each area must be negotiated among the clinical specialists, decentralized pharmacists, pharmacy administration, and the resident.



  • Orientation to Pharmacy Services at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • Internal Medicine with Cardiology focus
  • Adult Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care 
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacokinetics/Nutritional Support
  • Infectious Disease


  • Patient Safety/Formulary Management
  • Drug Information/ Drug Use Evaluation
  • Ambulatory Care/Community Service
  • Research Project
  • Clinical Staff Pharmacist coverage
  • Practice Management
  • Medication Safety


  • Hematology/ Oncology
  • Adult Medical Intensive Care
  • Intensive Care Nursery
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pain Service/Perianesthesia
  • Pharmacy Informatics
  • Acute Care Hospitalist - Saint Clare's


  • Residents should plan to meet with rotation preceptors for one hour daily (average five hours per week).


  • 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.


  • 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 one national meeting (e.g. ASHP Mid-Year Clinical Meeting or ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum).
  • Residents will receive full support to attend the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference to present their research project.


Each resident must complete a project that contributes to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The focus area for your research may have a clinical, administrative or quality improvement focus. Each project must have at least one preceptor advisor.

Project presentation at the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference is a requirement. As part of this project/presentation the resident may be required to write a proposal or protocol or complete an IRB submission. A final written report of the project is required.


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 center is one of the largest rural referral hospitals in the nation and has the only Level II Trauma Center in central and northern Wisconsin. The hospital has been nationally recognized as one of Solucient's Top 100 Hospitals on for heart services, one of the top 100 most wired hospitals, and by receiving the highest safety ranking among Wisconsin medical centers in the Leapfrog database.

Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital is physically adjacent to Marshfield Clinic, one of the nation's largest private, multi-specialty group practices. Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic combine their expertise to deliver key services, including, cancer, heart, neurosciences, neonatology, trauma, pediatrics, women's health, palliative care, and behavioral health.

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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