To build upon PharmD education and outcomes to develop community-based pharmacist practitioners with diverse patient care, leadership, and education skills who are eligible to pursue advanced training opportunities including PGY2 residencies and professional certifications.
As such, the PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy – Aurora Specialty Pharmacy residency program prepares residents to be change agents and skilled patient care providers in community pharmacy settings, particularly those that include elements of specialty pharmacy care (i.e. specialty pharmacy, specialty medications, telepharmacy) given the program’s emphasis in specialty pharmacy. Residents are prepared to incorporate effective and accountable patient care, provide medication management, and provide education to their patients and the patients’ family members they will serve.
Aurora Specialty Pharmacy
Our full-service specialty pharmacy has accreditations from URAC and ACHC. Residents get access to a unified electronic health record including pharmacy and medical information; dispensing capabilities for specialty injectables and limited distribution medications not available in most pharmacies; and the opportunity to build strong relationships with Aurora hospital departments and clinics.
Aurora Pharmacy, Inc.
Aurora Pharmacy has many convenient locations in neighborhoods, clinics and hospitals across Wisconsin. Pharmacy residents serve as extended members of the patient’s health care team, with hospital discharge services ensuring continuity of care and easy care transitions for patients. You’ll get full access to patients’ electronic health record and clinical opportunities in immunizations, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and population health services, among others.
For a list of learning experiences, see Program Graduation Requirements.
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.
You must complete general and program-specific requirements, including core and elective learning experiences, to graduate from your residency program.
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.
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.