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PGY1 Pharmacy – Aurora BayCare Medical Center

PGY1 Pharmacy – Aurora BayCare Medical Center

Program Summary

The PGY1 Pharmacy – Aurora BayCare Medical Center residency program allows you to be a confident clinical pharmacist providing care to a diverse patient population in hospital that serves as a tertiary care center for northern Wisconsin. Your program is customized, and direct patient care, professional development, and leadership are emphasized.

Program Purpose

To build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and outcomes to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists responsible for medication-related care of patients with a wide range of conditions, eligible for board certification, and eligible for PGY2 pharmacy residency training.

Candidates interested in pursuing PGY2 training and/or careers as clinical pharmacists in the acute care setting are encouraged to apply.

Rotation Site

Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a full-service hospital providing care to the Green Bay area and communities throughout northeastern Wisconsin. It consistently ranks as one of the best hospitals in northeastern Wisconsin by U.S. News & World Report. Among Aurora BayCare’s specialty services are critical care, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, neurology, women’s health and neonatal intensive care.

Program Highlights

Residents gain experience in drug policy, administration and patient care, and customize their residency based on individual needs and interests.

  • Orientation: Computer systems, drug distribution, personnel, policies, workflow and department structure
  • Drug use policy: Medication use evaluation, Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committee, drug information, development of clinical policies and procedures, drug policy and medication safety
  • Administration: Budgeting, personnel management, financial management, development and implementation of new services
  • Critical care: Medical/surgical/neurological unit with a wide variety of medical and post-operative critically ill patients, participation in daily multidisciplinary rounds and code response
  • Medical/surgical: Daily patient care activities on a mixed medical/surgical unit including multidisciplinary rounding, pharmacy-managed consults for vancomycin, aminoglycosides, warfarin and patient education
  • Hospitalist: Rounding with hospitalist physicians on daily patient consults and assessments, therapeutic drug monitoring/interchange, patient education and interaction with medical students
  • Oncology: Exposure to all aspects of pharmaceutical care for the oncology patient including patient monitoring and counseling, chemotherapy preparation and investigational drug services
  • NICU: Elective rotation option in a Level III Neonatal ICU
  • COV: Perform system and site central order verification, pharmacy consults and obtain experience with drug distribution processes
  • Infectious diseases: Round with infectious disease physicians and manage antimicrobial pharmacotherapy, including kinetics consults
  • Cardiology: Elective rotation consisting of patient care on the acute care cardiology floor and the heart failure clinic.
  • Medical/Oncology: Elective rotation on the medical/oncology floor.
  • Professional development: Year-long residency project, learning experience projects, in-services, staffing, professional organizations, student precepting, ACPE continuing education presentations, interviewing/recruiting, medication safety experiences, preparations for accreditation and more

For a list of learning experiences, see Program Graduation Requirements.

Residency Projects

Each pharmacy resident also completes a residency project. Pharmacy residency projects are practice-based and align with the department’s strategic plan. Residents formally present their projects at a statewide conference and receive the opportunity to publish their work.

View the Year-Long Residency Projects

Program Requirements


You must complete general and program-specific requirements, including core and elective learning experiences, to graduate from your residency program.

Program Graduation Requirements

Resident Expectations & Requirements

On-Site Interview

All Pharmacy Residency Candidates must complete an on-site interview. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on-site interviews may be held virtually. Please check with program representatives for further details regarding virtual interviews. Interview dates cannot be rescheduled.

Preceptors & Residents

Our program’s most important assets are our people. Becoming a pharmacist requires two key ingredients: a motivated learner and a motivated teacher. Our preceptors, with diverse backgrounds in pharmacy, are excellent role models and teachers to our exceptional learners.

Meet the Preceptors

Meet the Residents

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