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 PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Overview

Welcome to Marshfield Clinic Health System's Postgraduate Year One (PGY-1) Pharmacy Residency Program.This 12-month program provides the necessary opportunities for highly motivated pharmacists to achieve their professional goals.

Pharmacy Practice Experiences: 

During pharmacy practice rotations, the resident assumes the responsibility of all aspects of patient drug therapy, including:

  • Medication-use assessment and monitoring
  • Patient interviews and patient medication counseling
  • Integrated medication therapy management
  • Actively participating in conferences and journal clubs
  • Providing education on drug therapy to medical, pharmacy, and nursing staff

Program Purpose:

The purpose of the program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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.

Potential rotations include:

Ambulatory rotationsAcute Care rotationsSystem Rotations                        
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care (MICU)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Informatics
  • Community Health Center (FHC Pharmacy)
  • ​Managed Care
  • Dermatology
  • Internal Medicine (Required)
  • ​Medication Use Safety
  • Drug Information (Required)
  • Metabolic Support
  • ​Pharmacy Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Internal Medicine (Required)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • ​Pharmacogenetics
  • Neurology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Longitudinal Experiences:

During residency training, valuable experience is obtained in the many integrated facets of Pharmacy Service at Marshfield Clinic Health System including:

  • Investigational Drug Program and Research 
    • ​Each resident is required to complete a research project. Working with the Program Director, Preceptors and the Resident Research Facilitator, the resident will identify a meaningful research project that is manageable in a one-year period of time. The residency research project is identified early in the year. The resident will have opportunities to present his or her research project throughout the year.
  • Monthly participation in Marshfield Clinic Drug Evaluation Committee meetings
  • Participation in the Medication Patient Safety Committee
  • Contribution to Marshfield Clinic Protocol/Order Set development
  • Contribution to Marshfield Clinic’s monthly pharmacy publication (Pharmacy Capsule)
  • Participation in Pharmacy Journal Club and Pharmacy Continuing Education presentations
  • System Training/Staffing Experience
  • Management Activities
  • Leadership Activities
  • Community Involvement (e.g., Elderly Housing presentations)

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

Pharmacy Residency Program Director 

Sara A. Griesbach, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services
Marshfield Medical Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
1-800-782-8581, ext 19820 or 715-221-9820
Fax: 715-221-7880​ ​​​