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PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration

Ascension Wisconsin's PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration is a multi-health system residency including the following legacy health ministries:


Purpose

This PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy.

Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists). Graduates of the Ascension Wisconsin PGY2 in Health System Pharmacy Administration are well positioned for a wide range of leadership careers, including lead, supervisor, manager, director or equivalent.

Overview

The PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration program is a minimum of 12 months with the first six weeks focusing on hospital, pharmacy and technology orientation.

Rotations generally include four weeks of concentrated training, followed by longitudinal exposure and are designed to integrate both local and system-level training. Longitudinal experiences may be six or twelve months in total duration. Time for clinical electives is offered throughout the year to further develop the resident's direct patient-care skills.

Each resident is asked to complete a project that helps contribute to the body of knowledge in pharmacy practice. The scope of the PGY2 project will be applicable to pharmacy practice at the health-system level. The resident will present the final research at the Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference, or equivalent meeting, and prepare a final written manuscript.

The resident is required to complete orientation, each core rotations, concentrated rotation and longitudinal rotation. Elective rotations and experiences are tailored to the resident's abilities and interests.

Expectations

The PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency program has set expectations, including required rotations and elective opportunities.

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

  • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin within 30 days of starting the program
  • Completion of six-week orientation period
  • Active participation in the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) and Pharmacy Advancement Leadership Team (PALT)
  • Completion of year-long residency project and presentation at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, or equivalent conference
  • Successful written manuscript of PALT or year-long project
  • Attendance and preparation of minutes at a minimum of 80 percent of the state-wide Pharmacy Leadership Council meetings
  • Attendance at a minimum of 75 percent of regional and statewide Ascension Wisconsin Leadership Development and Formation Retreats
  • Completion of rotation evaluations within seven days of rotation completion
  • Participation in precepting/mentoring Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY1) Pharmacy Residents, Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) students
  • Staffing every third weekend as well as up to two holidays
  • Tracking of duty hours
  • Participation in new resident recruitment
  • Abide by all policies and procedures of Ascension

Required Rotations

4 Weeks

  • Business Plan Development
  • Medication Safety
  • Pharmacy Finance: Operating
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Quality and Regulatory Management
  • Supply Chain

4-6 Weeks

  • Pharmacy Information Systems for Health System

6 Weeks

  • Orientation

Longitudinal

  • Leadership and Staffing
  • Project Management

Elective Rotations

4 Weeks

  • Direct Patient Care – Advanced Internal Medicine
  • Direct Patient Care – Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Clinical Management: Health System

Longitudinal

  • Academic Health Sciences
    Sponsored by the Medical College of Wisconsin

Additional Information

Number of Positions

One PGY2 Pharmacy Resident

Salary

Approximately $58,000

Application

To apply to the Pharmacy Residency Program for PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration, 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.

Deadline

All application materials must be completed and submitted via PhORCAS no later than Jan. 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

Resident

Rida Abbasi, PharmD

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis

Dr. Rida Abbasi, originally from Milwaukee, completed a bachelor’s degree in physiological sciences from Marquette University, then received her Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Wisconsin - Madison and finished her PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency from Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - St. Francis, part of Ascension, in 2017. Her interests lie in the following practice areas: pharmacy administration/drug policy, infectious disease and academia. She is currently pursuing a PGY-2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency to help broaden her experience in project management, business planning, pharmacy informatics, continuous quality improvement and overall improve as a future pharmacy leader. She envisions to continue her future pharmacy career in a management position at an inpatient pharmacy or in a health system based pharmacy. Lastly, she would like to increase her involvement in professional organizations such as Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and ASHP. 

Contact

Phone: 414-324-9894
Email: Rida.Abbasi@ascension.org

Preceptors

View current PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration preceptors by selecting a name below.

Brook DesRivieres, PharmD, MS

Dr. DesRivieres is a Regional Director of Pharmacy for Ascension Wisconsin in the Milwaukee area. She serves Columbia St. Mary’s – Milwaukee, Columbia St. Mary’s – Ozaukee, Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph’s Outpatient Center.

She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Michigan, master's degree in Health-System Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency training from Grant Medical Center (OhioHealth).

She serves on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Section of Practice Managers Education Steering Committee and is the past chair of the Section Advisory Group on Patient Care Quality. As the Residency Program Director for Ascension Wisconsin’s PGY2 in Health-System Pharmacy Administration, she precepts the longitudinal Leadership rotation.

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Christopher Dykstra, PharmD, MBA

Christopher Dykstra, PharmD, MBA received his PharmD from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He went on later to receive his MBA from Lakeland University.

Chris is the Regional Director of Pharmacy for the Milwaukee South Region of Ascension Wisconsin. Prior to this role, Chris was the Pharmacy Operations Manager and supervisor at St. Joseph hospital. Chris was the preceptor for the required PGY1 pharmacy administration rotation as well as the longitudinal Anemia Management Clinic rotation.

Chris is a member of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. His areas of interest include advancement of hospital pharmacy practice, through technician development and expansion of responsibilities as well as pharmacy education. He currently serves as preceptor for the informatics rotation within the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administrative Residency.

Chris is married to his wife, Sarah, and has three children, Allison, Nathan and Eleanor.

Diane 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

Mike Gillard, PHARMD, BCPS

Mike Gillard, PharmD, BCPS received his Bachelor of Science in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1993, completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in 1994, and earned his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1996. He became board certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist in 1997, and he currently holds that distinction through 2018.

Mike has worked in both clinical and leadership pharmacy positions, most recently as the clinical pharmacy supervisor for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Franklin since 2008. From 1999 to 2002, Mike served as a preceptor, primary preceptor and Residency Program Coordinator for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Aurora Health Care. Mike also served as acting Pharmacy Residency Program Director for the PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus from 2011 to 2013. He was a United States lead in the Medication Reconciliation project, a component of the High 5s initiative; a project sponsored by the World Health Organization, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, The Joint Commission, and Joint Commission International which seeks to improve patient safety around the world.

Mike is a member of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, serving on the board as Region F Director from September 2014-present, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. His areas of interest include medication policy, medication safety, pharmacy informatics and advancement of hospital pharmacy practice through leadership, staff development, and pharmacy resident and student education.

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Justin Guthman, PharmD

Justin Guthman, PharmD, received his PharmD from the University of Minnesota (Duluth) College of Pharmacy. Following pharmacy school, he completed an ASHP-accredited PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency and a PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration Residency from Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee, WI).

Justin has worked in a variety of leadership pharmacy positions, most recently as the Regional Director of Pharmacy for the North Region of Ascension Wisconsin. Prior to this role, Justin was Director of Pharmacy at two Ascension hospitals and a retail pharmacy. In 2017, Justin worked with the Ministry Saint Clare's team to establish a PGY1 pharmacy residency program.

Justin is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin. His areas of interest include medication safety, transitions of care, and advancement of hospital pharmacy practice through leadership, staff development, and pharmacy resident and student education. He currently serves as preceptor within the required financial rotation within the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administrative Residency.

Justin is married to his wife (Katie) and has two sons, Cooper and Cole. The Guthman family enjoys spending time with outdoor activities including skiing, boating, biking, running and camping.

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Elizabeth Papa, PharmD, CPPS

Elizabeth Papa, PharmD, CPPS, earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Thomas Jefferson University in 2014. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ and a PGY2 Medication Use Safety Residency at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

In July 2016, Elizabeth joined St. Joseph as the medication safety pharmacist and serves as preceptor for the medication safety rotation for PGY1 pharmacy residents and APPE students. She is a member of the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, and Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy.

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Kyle Piscitello, PharmD

Kyle J. Piscitello, PharmD received his PharmD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency at Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph Campus in 2015 and a PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy residency at UnityPoint Health Meriter in 2016.

In 2016, Kyle returned to St. Joseph Campus as an antimicrobial stewardship pharmacist. In this role, he serves as a preceptor for the PGY-1 antimicrobial stewardship/infectious diseases required rotation in addition to a new role as the preceptor for the infectious diseases elective rotation for the Ascension Wisconsin Health-System Pharmacy Administration PGY-2 program.

In addition to being a preceptor and his daily clinical practice, Kyle is also the co-chair for the North Market (Legacy) Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee and is a participating member of the North Market (Legacy) Infection Control + Clostridium difficle, Critical Care, and Residency Advisory committees.

As of August 2017, Kyle was appointed as a pharmacy representative for the Ascension Wisconsin Infection Prevention Council. He is also a member of a number of professional organizations, including ASHP, ACCP, the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists, the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Greater Milwaukee College of Clinical Pharmacy. Additionally, he will be sitting for the pharmacotherapy board certification exam in Fall 2017.

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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Contact Us

For more information about the PGY2 Health System Pharmacy Administration residency program with Ascension Wisconsin, please contact:

Brook S. DesRivieres, PharmD, MS
Regional Director of Pharmacy
Phone: 715-355-9524
Email: Brook.Desrivieres@ascension.org

Diane M. Erdman, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, CPPS, BCACP
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 414-447-2034
Email: Diane.Erdman@ascension.org

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