PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency - Milwaukee VA Medical Center
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Milwaukee VA Medical Center


PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency

Milwaukee Veteran's Affairs Medical Center Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency

The PGY-2 Internal Medicine pharmacy residency program will focus on inpatient medicine. The resident will work with medical teams to maximize the pharmacotherapy for medicine patients and provide education to staff and patients. The resident will also have extensive precepting experiences with pharmacy students completing advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE). In addition, the resident will have the option to obtain a teaching certificate and become involved in on-campus teaching at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

The purpose of this PGY2 Internal Medicine pharmacy residency is for the resident to develop expertise in internal medicine pharmacotherapy and foster development of teaching and precepting knowledge and skills. The goal is for the resident to develop into an internal medicine clinical specialist with skills and abilities in teaching and precepting pharmacy students and other health care providers. Incorporation of leadership, administrative, medication safety, academic, and pharmacoeconomic learning opportunities will further assist in comprehensive resident professional development.

Required Rotations:
  • Inpatient Internal Medicine (2-4 months)
  • Inpatient Cardiology (2 months)
  • Inpatient Infectious Diseases (1 month)
  • Inpatient Critical Care (1 month)
Elective Rotations:
  • Pain Management
  • Nephrology
  • Oncology
  • Spinal Cord
  • Mental Health
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatrics
  • Ambulatory care (primary care or specialty)
  • Academia (Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Longitudinal Rotations:
  • Co-precept pharmacy students and PGY1 residents
  • Develop and conduct year-long pharmacy research project, poster presentation and final formal presentation
  • Formulary Management Activities
  • Medication Use Safety Activities
  • Administrative Activities
Hospital Committee/Meeting Involvement:
  • Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics Council
  • Clinical Pharmacy Committee
  • Drug Safety Subcommittee
  • Journal club
  • Pharmacy staff meeting
Teaching Responsibilities:
  • Concordia teaching certificate (optional - 2 months half-time rotation)
  • MCW teaching certificate (optional)
  • Pharmacy student & PGY1 resident precepting & teaching
  • UW seminar (1 lecture)
  • Precepting students and PGY1 residents (yearlong)
  • Pharmacy student mini-lecture series (yearlong)
  • Medicine team teaching
  • Grand Rounds Presentation or equivalent
  • Diabetes classes (quarterly)
  • Admission medication reconciliation training
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For More Information:

Jeremiah L. Barnes, PharmD, BCPS
Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Phone: (414) 384-2000 ext. 49671
Fax: (414) 389-4276