This program builds on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
As such, the PGY2 Cardiology Residency prepares PGY1 residency graduates to practice as specialized clinicians, focusing on the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Wisconsin’s largest private hospital, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premier destination for world-class patient care, treating patients from all 50 states and worldwide. It’s internationally known for expertise in heart care and oncology. Aurora St. Luke’s also offers exceptional specialty care in areas such as critical care, abdominal/cardiothoracic transplant and neurosciences, and houses the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.
Aurora St. Luke’s serves as the primary training ground for cardiology pharmacy with two specialized ICUs in cardiology, high-volume cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs and advanced cardiac surgery services.
The format of the residency is tailored to the interest, experience, aptitude and career goals of each resident. The resident gains experience and customizes their program by choosing elective learning experiences based on individual needs and interests.
Required Learning Experiences
Elective Learning Experiences
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. 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.