St. Joseph Campus Pharmacy Residency Program - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Pharmacy Residency at St. Joseph

The Pharmacy Residency Program is headquartered at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus with resident training also conducted at another nearby hospital campus, Elmbrook Memorial, and an oncology infusion center. All three sites utilize the same electronic medical record, formulary and clinical service protocols. Residents have the opportunity to train at three facilities to gain exposure to specialty patient populations and unique site-specific pharmacy services. Drawing upon two hospitals and our partnership with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, each St. Joseph resident receives an individualized schedule targeted to achieve his or her personal goals and set the foundation for a rewarding career as a clinical pharmacist.


Purpose

The PGY1 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy 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 postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training.

Residency Mission

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus aims to develop pharmacists who are competent, confident and compassionate practitioners. They will function as effective members of the health care team with the ultimate goal of providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients. These pharmacists will possess the knowledge and experience required to be proficient in appropriate medication use. They will develop and practice effective written and verbal communication skills and become valuable educators of health care professionals, patients, students, and the community. Residency graduates will demonstrate time management and independent thinking skills that will make them leaders within their practice settings and within the profession.

Overview

Residency Training Sites

St. Joseph Pharmacy Department

The Department of Pharmacy is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. Decentralized services are provided through unit-based pharmacy teams and the main pharmacy. Clinical and distributive services are provided by over 25 full-time, unit-based pharmacists.

Join the Pharmacy Residency ProgramDecentralized Care Units
  • Adult Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Medical/Surgical
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Outpatient Oncology
Clinical Pharmacy Services
  • Pharmacokinetic Dosing and Monitoring
    • Aminoglycosides
    • Argatroban
    • Fosphenytoin/Phenytoin
    • Heparin
    • Vancomycin
    • Warfarin
  • Renal Dosing Adjustments
  • IV to PO Conversions
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • Therapeutic Interchange Program
  • Immunization Screening and Dose Scheduling
  • Response to Medical Emergencies
  • Toxicology Consultation
  • Joint Commission Core Measure Compliance (AMI, CHF & SCIP)
  • Multidose Medication Dispensing for Discharge
  • Medical Teaching Team Patient Care Rounds
  • ICU Patient Care Rounds

Expectations

The Pharmacy Residency Program at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus has set expectations, including required rotations and elective opportunities.

These are expectations that are to be completed during the residency year:

  • Licensure in the state of Wisconsin within 90 days of start date
  • Conduct a year-long project related to the practice of pharmacy
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Resident attendance at every cardiac/respiratory arrest while on site
  • Attendance at Milwaukee City-Wide Residency Conferences
  • Attendance and presentation at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Attendance and presentation at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference
  • Serve as a preceptor for IPPE and APPE students

Join the Pharmacy Residency ProgramRequired Rotations

  • Introduction to Pharmacy Practice
  • Ambulatory Care
    • Anemia Management Clinic
    • Medication Therapy Management
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care or Women's Health
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Academia at Concordia University Wisconsin

Sample Rotation Schedules

Elective Opportunities

  • Academia
  • Critical Care II
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II
  • Medication Safety
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Oncology (Ambulatory)
  • Women's Health

Additional Information

Staffing

Number of Positions

Eight PGY1 Pharmacy Residents

Salary

Approximately $46,000

Application

To apply to the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Pharmacy Residency Program, please read the application requirements and follow the application process.

Application Requirements (via PhORCAS)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae with list of all APPE rotations and preceptors
  • School/College of Pharmacy Transcripts
    Students applying from a School or College of Pharmacy which grants pass/fail grades must submit an official document (signed, hard copy) from their respective Dean or Assistant Dean of Pharmacy stating the student’s rank within the pharmacy class.
  • Supplemental Questions
    *Must be uploaded to PhORCAS
  • PhORCAS Application

Program Identification

  • ASHP AccreditedASHP Code: 45601
  • National Matching Services Code: 182913

Deadline

All application materials must be submitted via PhORCAS no later than Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.

Residents

View current and past Pharmacy Residency Program residents at St. Joseph by selecting a name below.

Eric Augustin, PharmD (R41)

Eric Augustin, PharmDDr. Eric Augustin, originally from Milwaukee, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 from Elmhurst College in economics. He then moved back to Brookfield and started in the Doctor of Pharmacy program at Concordia University Wisconsin in 2012. Prior to starting pharmacy school, Eric worked as a pharmacy technician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and continued to work during his studies. Eric also transitioned into a pharmacy intern role at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin after his second year of pharmacy school. His current interests in pharmacy include pediatrics and informatics. Eric looks forward to completing a year-long project in reducing antibiotic exposure in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Eric also looks to develop his skills in precepting pharmacy students as well teaching through the certificate program with Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy.

In his free time, Eric enjoys watching movies (new and old), golfing, going to sporting events (mainly Brewers, Bucks and Packers), and constructing home computer and network systems.

Lauren Cope, PharmD (R42)

Lauren Cope, PharmDDr. Lauren Cope, originally from Skokie, Illinois, received her bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Colorado State University in 2011, and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas in 2016. Her clinical interests include infectious disease and oncology. She is looking forward to working with other pharmacists, nurses and physicians on her project involving venous thromboembolism prophylaxis for obese patients.

In her spare time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her cat, reading, playing video games, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jayhawk’s basketball team as well as taking naps, which are always very important.

Kaity Erickson, PharmD (R43)

Kaity Erickson, PharmDDr. Kaity Erickson, originally from Becker, Minnesota, received her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in 2016. Her current pharmacy interests include emergency medicine and critical care, although she is excited to explore additional practice areas over the next year as well as precept student pharmacists. Kaity’s yearlong residency project focuses on the utility of and adherence to the alcohol withdrawal syndrome protocol at St. Joseph hospital. Following her PGY-1 year, she plans to pursue a PGY-2 pharmacy residency in critical care.

As a native Minnesotan, it comes as no surprise that Kaity is passionate about Vikings football, and she enjoys the friendly rivalry between Vikings and Packers fans throughout the season. Kaity also enjoys spending time outside, playing board games, and exploring Milwaukee.

Taylor Mancuso, PharmD (R44)

Taylor Mancuso, PharmDDr. Taylor Mancuso, originally from Wilmington, completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Midwestern University in 2016. Her pharmacy interests include cardiology, women’s health, and HIV medicine. She is excited to educate the next generation of pharmacists through the teaching certificate program at Concordia University Wisconsin and precepting APPE and IPPE students. Taylor’s yearlong residency project compares patient reported home opioid medications and opioid prescriptions verified through the prescription drug monitoring database. Following her residency training, she hopes to pursue a pharmacist position at a community hospital and a career in academia.

In her free time, Taylor enjoys exploring Milwaukee. She also enjoys reading and watching Netflix.

Roshni Patel, PharmD (R45)

Roshni Patel, PharmDDr. Roshni Patel, originally from Glendale Heights, Illinois, received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2012, where she was a biology major and mathematics minor. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy in Downers Grove in 2016. Her current pharmacy interests include cardiology, critical care and academia. Throughout her year at St. Joseph, she looks forward to completing a teaching certificate with the School of Pharmacy at Concordia University Wisconsin and working with an interdisciplinary team. Roshni’s yearlong project focuses on implementation of a pharmacist-led VTE risk assessment tool.

In her spare time, Roshni enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring the city of Chicago, outdoor activities, traveling, trying new restaurants, playing guitar, and listening to music.

Abbie Schauble, PharmD (R46)

Abbie SchaubleDr. Abbie Schauble is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University in 2016. Abbie’s interests include infectious disease and pediatrics, but she is looking forward to opportunities in critical care as well. She is excited to complete her research project assessing fluoroquinolone prescribing patterns following the recent FDA warnings and labeling changes. After completing her PGY1, Abbie is interested in doing a PGY2 in one of the specialty areas mentioned above.

Being from the “Buckeye" state, Abbie enjoys watching Big Ten College Football on Saturdays. Since moving to Milwaukee, Abbie enjoys exploring the city and trying new restaurants. She also likes playing soccer, running, spending time with friends and family and traveling with any free time available.

Mingyao Yang, PharmD (R47)

Mingyao Yang, PharmDDr. Mingyao Yang, originally from Zhejiang, China, received his bachelor's degree in anatomy and physiology from California State University, Fresno in 2012, and his Doctorate of Pharmacy from West Virginia University School of Pharmacy in 2016. His clinical interests include critical care, emergency medicine and infectious disease. Ming looks forward to working with an interdisciplinary team, precepting students and conducting research during his PGY1 residency. His longitudinal research project focuses on improving the ICU practice on pain, sedation and analgesia management at St. Joseph Campus. After his PGY-1, Ming is interested in doing a PGY2 or obtaining a position in a hospital where he can practice in his area of interest.

In his free time, Ming enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. He also enjoys playing badminton, table tennis and cards with friends.

Angela Zivkovic, PharmD (R48)

Angela Zivkovic, PharmDDr. Angela Zivkovic, originally from the Milwaukee area, received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2012, where she majored in chemistry. She completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Chicago in 2016. Angela’s pharmaceutical interests include critical care, emergency medicine and academia. Angela is looking forward to working with an interdisciplinary team, precepting students, and conducting research this next year. Her residency research project this year will focus on examining adherence to the institutional protocol in the treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state.

In her spare time, Angela likes to spend time with her family and her dog, attend soccer games in her community, and read.

Past Residents

  • 2004-2005
    R1: Lindsay Dunnum
    R2: Sachi Rasmussen
  • 2005-2006
    R3: Kirk Eckhoff
    R4: Mary Jo Jablonski
  • 2006-2007
    R5: Megan Farley
  • 2007-2008
    R6: Kari Dabbert
    R7: Nishil Patel
  • 2008-2009
    R8: Maren Johnson
    R9: Ann Kooping
  • 2009-2010
    R10: Jessica Oseguera
    R11: Dax Rice
  • 2010-2011
    R12: Zankhana Patel
    R13: Ryan Vanderkin
  • 2011-2012
    R14: Anne Polzin
    R15: Andrew Ticcioni
  • 2012-2013
    R16: Ashley Davich-Reynolds
    R17: Maeghan Hilliard
    R18: Ghazal Mehrdad
    R19: Evan Petrie
  • 2013-2014
    R21: Justin Graff
    R22: Luke Hvass
    R23: James Larson
    R24: Benjamin Scott
    R25: Fatema Yusufali
    R26: Yanjie Zou
  • 2014-2015
    R27: Anthony Albiani
    R28: Noelle Kwan
    R29: Daniel Litzenberg
    R30: Parth Patel
    R31: Kyle Piscitello
    R32: Masooma Razvi

  • 2015-2016
    R33: Thomas Baumann
    R34: Biniam Berhane
    R35: Annette Drobac
    R36: Sarah Niemi
    R37: Elizabeth Radloff
    R38: Tanya Schmidt
    R39: Matthew Song
    R40: Michael Van Sistine

If you are a graduate of the Pharmacy Residency Program, please update your current contact information.

Preceptors

View current Pharmacy Residency Program preceptors at St. Joseph by selecting a name below.

Cara L. Burditt, PharmD

Cara L. Burditt, PharmD is a hematology oncology clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee. She earned her PharmD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Hemotology/Oncology Pharmacy Residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Cara came to Wheaton in August 2013, and in her current position provides ambulatory and acute care oncology pharmacy services. She serves as a preceptor for the ambulatory care oncology rotation for PGY1 pharmacy residents and students, and she's a member of Wheaton's Southeast Wisconsin P&T Oncology Subcommittee that is working to improve and standardize oncology practices and care.

Since fall of 2014, Cara has served as a subject matter expert on the Beacon Oncology and Protocol weekly workgroups to provide oncology pharmacy input during EPIC and Beacon implementation. She also serves as an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Concordia University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. In that role, she teaches and coordinates oncology content for the pharmacotherapy coursework and teaches on oncology elective course. Her professional interests include direct patient care, medication safety, didactic and clinical teaching.

Outside of work, Cara enjoys being active outdoors, traveling and cooking.

Contact Cara L. Burditt, PharmD >

Christopher Dykstra, PharmD, MBA

Chris Dykstra, PharmD, MBA received his Doctor of Pharmacy from Drake University in 2005, followed by his Master of Business Administration from Lakeland College in 2012. Chris has practiced in hospitals in both Illinois and Wisconsin. Immediately prior to coming to St. Joseph in 2011, he worked at Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Chris is the primary preceptor for the anemia clinic as well as a co-preceptor for pharmacy administration rotation.

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Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP

Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a specialty residency in primary care at the University of Oklahoma College Of Pharmacy in Oklahoma City. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care, is a certified diabetes educator and a certified professional in patient safety.
Diane started her clinical pharmacy career after residency at Grady Health System in Atlanta and then took a position at the Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic at Fort McPherson as the only clinical pharmacy specialist. There her practice included disease statement management, initiating diabetes classes and anticoagulation clinic, medication safety, and formulary management. In 2005, Diane joined Kaiser Permanente-Georgia in Atlanta as a clinical pharmacy specialist providing diabetes, hypertension and lipid management and became a clinical pharmacy manager with oversight of the CKD, ID, Hepatitis C, oncology and acute care pharmacy services in 2008. She also served as the residency program director for the PGY1 Managed Care and PGY2 Ambulatory Care programs from 2007-2015.

In February 2015, Diane joined St. Joseph Campus in Milwaukee as the pharmacy clinical manager and residency program director for the PGY1 residency program. Her practice interests include diabetes management, medication safety and quality improvement. She is a member of a number of professional organizations and serves as a clinician surveyor for ASHP PGY1 Managed Care and PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency accreditation surveys.

Contact Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP >

Nadir Hinnawi, PharmD, BCCCP

Nadir Hinnawi, PharmD, BCCCP, earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2007. He worked as a clinical pharmacist at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee for approximately three years. At St. Luke’s his primary focus was on providing inpatient clinical pharmacy services to both intensive care units (cardiac, medical respiratory, surgical and neuro ICU) and cardiac step-down units.

Currently, Nadir has been employed at St. Joseph for over five years as the lead ICU preceptor for PGY1 pharmacy residents. He continues to serve as a clinical instructor for both IPPE and APPE students.

Contact Nadir Hinnawi, PharmD, BCCCP >

Julia Ihlenfeldt, RPh

Julia Ihlenfeldt, RPh earned a Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1980. She has spent her career in hospital settings, arriving at St. Joseph in 1986. In 1987, Julia helped initiate a pharmacy service in their Level III NICU, where she continues to take the lead in updating practices and maintaining training and reference resources.

Julia acts as the primary NICU PGY1 preceptor as well as precepting IPPE and APPE students from several different schools. She has represented the pharmacy on committees that have included the NICU and the Labor and Delivery Multipractice Committees, among others. In addition, she serves as secondary manager for oncology trials as well as department co-scheduler, where she proposed and implemented a flexible scheduling plan for inpatient pharmacists. Julia is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

Contact Julia Ihlenfeldt, RPh >

Betsy Karli, PharmD, BCCCP

Betsy Karli, PharmD, BCCCP, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from South Dakota State University in 2013. She completed a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency in critical care at Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center in Sioux Falls.

She also is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin.

Outside of work Betsy enjoys running, golfing and reading.

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Jonathan Koehler, PharmD

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy in 2009, Jonathan Koehler, PharmD began his career at St. Joseph Campus in the outpatient pharmacy. There he implemented a medication therapy management program. Jon's current role is in transition of care as the hospital's discharge pharmacist. He continues to supervise the outpatient MTM program and provides comprehensive medication reviews to discharge and outpatient pharmacy patients.

Jon's areas of interest include impact of socioeconomic status on patient care, evidenced-based communication skills and comprehensive medication reviews. He's involved in the 30-day readmission and diabetes resource teams at St. Joseph and is an active member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative. He's also active in the community and works as a volunteer pharmacist at the Bread of Healing free clinics.

Contact Jonathan Koehler, PharmD >

Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. He then went on to complete both a PGY1 residency and a PGY2 residency in critical care at the University of Chicago.

Currently, Rahim is a clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph and serves as one of the preceptors for the critical care rotation. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Contact Rahim Mohammadali, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP >

Robert Mueller, PharmD, BCPS

Robert Mueller, PharmD, BCPS earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Portuguese studies from the University of Minnesota in 2008, and a PharmD from the University of Minnesota in 2012. He completed a PGY1 residency at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee in 2013.

Robert is currently an assistant professor of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy where he is the course coordinator for a Pharmacy Spanish elective as well as IPPE-4, teaches in the Pharmacotherapy and Applied Patient Care series, and helps coordinate preceptor development efforts. Robert has served as a clinical pharmacist and preceptor on the internal medicine/general surgery floor of St. Joseph since 2013. He is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and Greater-Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy where he is the chair of the education committee. His interests include preceptor development, scholarship of teaching and learning, and transitions of care.

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Luke Palmer, PharmD, BCPS

Luke Palmer, PharmD, BCPS graduated from University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Pharmacy in 2006. Luke recently obtained his BCPS certification in December of 2013 and has eight years of clinical experience in the inpatient setting. He began his practice at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, where he focused on the areas of critical care and OR pharmacy.

Currently, Luke is the Women’s Health rotation preceptor at St. Joseph, and he has practiced at the St. Joseph site since the fall of 2010. Luke is also a member of the OB Practice Counsel and Pain Management Committee as part of his service with Wheaton. He has a strong interest to teach and training pharmacy residents and students with the focus being on pharmaceutical care in the Labor and Delivery/Antepartum units.

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Nancy Shea, RPh, CGP

Nancy Shea, RPh, CGP received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1985. She has worked in a variety of pharmacy settings, ranging from small community hospitals to large teaching medical centers with experience also in the long-term acute care setting.

Nancy has been a staff pharmacist at Elmbrook Memorial Campus for 17 years. She has an interest in teaching and has precepted both IPPE and APPE students from a variety of schools and has provided numerous in-services to nursing staff as well as the general public. Nancy is keenly interested in the area of geriatrics, and she became a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (CGP) in 2013. She serves on Elmbrook Memorials’s senior health team and speaks at the Wheaton sponsored Stepping On program. Nancy is a member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists.

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Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2011 from the University of Minnesota. He completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at St. Joseph in 2012, and soon after achieved board certification in Pharmacotherapy. Following his residency, Andrew stayed at St. Joseph as an inpatient pharmacist. In 2013, he began serving as the primary preceptor for the Internal Medicine rotation and also became the Pharmacy Residency Program Coordinator. He teaches advanced cardiovascular life support for Wheaton and has interests in internal medicine, critical care, transitions of care and experiential pharmacy education. He primarily practices on the general medicine/surgical service and in the emergency department.

Andrew is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, American College of Clinical Pharmacy and is the Resident/Student/Fellow Committee Chair for the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Andy enjoys learning new home improvement skills, spending time with his family, exploring the great city of Milwaukee and volunteering.

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Andrew P. Traynor, PharmD, BCPS

Andrew P. Traynor, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and completed a two-year residency in ambulatory care at the University of Minnesota. He is associate professor and chair of Pharmacy Practice at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. In this role Andrew is the residency director for Condordia’s PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program. He also has teaching responsibilities in the Applied Patient Care Labs, Pharmacotherapy Series (Chronic Kidney Disease Module) and Servant Leadership focus of the program. Andrew also works to coordinate the teaching skill development of pharmacy residents in the Milwaukee area.

Prior to Concordia, he served for four years as assistant professor and assistant residency director for the Ambulatory Care Residency Program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth campus. His instructional expertise includes the development of patient care and leadership skills. Andrew’s scholarship has focused on access to pharmacy services in rural areas and the development of curriculum to prepare students to lead change in pharmacy. His leading change curriculum work has been recognized nationally through the receipt of Innovations in Teaching Award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy in 2010. His rural pharmacy work has resulted in publications, research grants, testimony at government committee hearings and presentations to local and national audiences.

Katie Valdovinos, PharmD, BCPS

Katie Valdovinos, PharmD, BCPS graduated from Drake University in 2004, and she completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in 2005. Katie has practiced in several hospitals within the Aurora Health Care system, recently transitioning to Elmbrook Memorial Campus in 2015, where she serves as a preceptor for the geriatrics rotation. Katie also served as an assistant professor at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy from 2010-2015, and has been actively involved in precepting both residents and students in all areas of their education and training throughout her career.

In addition to education, Katie's practice interest areas include geriatrics, internal medicine, and preceptor development. She is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). She also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for The Journal of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and the Pharmacy Education Research Council for ASCP.

Outside of work, Katie leads an active lifestyle and enjoys running, biking and swimming as well as cooking and spending time with her family.

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Jordan Williams, PharmD, BCPS

Jordan Williams, PharmD, BCPS earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy in 2010. Upon graduation, he started his pharmacy practice career at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee rotating between the newly established emergency department position, central pharmacy and their various intensive care units.

In November 2011, Jordan came to St. Joseph and helped establish the emergency department pharmacy position. He currently is one of the emergency medicine pharmacists and preceptors for the emergency department rotation. He has also completed the ASHP mentorship program "Patient Care Impact Program: Introducing an Emergency Pharmacist into Your Institution." In addition to staffing, Jordan also serves on the St. Joseph Stroke Team and occasionally lectures and heads discussions at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. He is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Jeffrey Yochum, PharmD, BCPS

Jeffrey Yochum, PharmD, BCPS earned a PharmD degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2010. Afterwards he was an inpatient clinical pharmacist at St. Joseph Campus. In 2011, he implemented clinical pharmacy services in the emergency department at St. Joseph, where he is currently a clinical specialist.

Jeffrey is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacist, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He has been a PGY-1 and APPE student preceptor since 2012, and received the St. Joseph Campus PGY-1 Preceptor of the Year Award in 2013. He currently serves on the Stroke Improvement Team, and his interests include emergency medicine and critical care.

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Contact Us

For more information about the Pharmacy Residency Program at St. Joseph, please contact:

Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
Pharmacy Clinical Manager & Residency Program Director
E-mail: Diane.Erdman@wfhc.org

Andrew Ticcioni, PharmD, BCPS
Residency Program Coordinator
E-mail: Andrew.Ticcioni@wfhc.org