PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Program Overview | Preceptors | Residents

Program Overview


This PGY1 Pharmacy Residency is structured to provide a broad base of skills, knowledge and experience to the entry-level practitioner. Candidates interested in careers as clinical pharmacists in the acute and/or ambulatory care setting are encouraged to apply.

Rotation Sites – Residents may complete rotations at multiple sites

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center

  • Wisconsin's largest private hospital, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center is a premiere destination for world-class patient care, having treated patients from all 50 states and 13 countries. It is internationally known for its expertise in heart care and oncology. Located on the south side of Milwaukee, Aurora St. Luke's also offers exceptional specialty care in areas such as critical care, abdominal/cardiothoracic transplant and neurosciences. It is the home of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.
  • Aurora St. Luke's was ranked No. 1 hospital in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the metro Milwaukee area. It was also ranked nationally for cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and pulmonology specialties.

Aurora Sinai Medical Center

  • A teaching hospital located in downtown Milwaukee, Aurora Sinai Medical Center offers unique pharmaceutical-care experiences, including neonatal/perinatal care, geriatrics, Parkinson disease, internal medicine and intensive care.
  • Aurora Sinai was ranked No. 3 hospital in the 2013-2014 Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report for the metro Milwaukee area and nationally ranked for geriatrics.

Aurora Psychiatric Hospital

  • Child, adolescent, adult and older-adult services are provided on an outpatient, partial-hospital, residential and inpatient basis at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Specific Learning Experiences

Residents complete core learning experiences in drug policy, administration and direct patient care (including medicine, surgery, oncology and cardiology), and customize their residency by choosing elective experiences based on individual needs and interests.

  • Ambulatory care: Family medicine clinic, epilepsy clinic, anticoagulation clinic, transplant clinic and outpatient oncology clinic
  • Clinical teaching: Pharmacy students, teaching certificate option
  • Critical care: Medication use evaluation, Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee, drug information, development of clinical policies and procedures, drug policy, medication safety and investigational drug protocols
  • Drug-use policy: Order entry, kinetic management, facilitate daily patient care activities, patient warfarin education and medicine team rounding
  • Medicine: General/internal medicine, medicine teaching service, geriatrics, Parkinson disease, cardiac medicine, surgical medicine and inpatient psychiatry services
  • Oncology: Stem-cell transplant, immunotherapy, and inpatient and outpatient oncology services
  • Orientation: Computer systems, drug distribution, personnel, policies, patient care, work flow and department structures
  • Practice management/administration: Budgeting, personnel management, financial management, managed care, development and implementation of new services
  • Professional development: Year-long residency project, rotation projects, in-services, staffing, visits to other institutions, professional organizations, teaching and precepting, ACPE continuing education presentations, interviewing/recruiting, medication safety experiences, preparations for The Joint Commission and more.


Program director
Julie Dagam, PharmD, BCPS

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Tom Woller, MS, FASHP

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy Services
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215