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 PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Overview

Welcome to Marshfield Medical Center 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
  • Comprehensive medication management (CMM)
  • 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)
  • Systems Training (Required)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Drug Information (Required)
  • Community Health Center (FHC Pharmacy)
  • Internal Medicine (Required)
  • ​Managed Care
  • Dermatology
  • Metabolic Support
  • ​Medication Use Safety
  • Internal Medicine (Required)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU)
  • ​Pharmacy Purchasing and Supply Chain
  • Neurology
  • Surgical Intensive Care (SICU)
  • ​Pharmacogenetics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU)

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
  • Research (Longitudinal)
    • ​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
  • Medication Use Safety (longitudinal) and 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)
  • Presentation/ACPE/CPD (Longitudinal)
  • Participation in Pharmacy Journal Club and Pharmacy Continuing Education presentations
  • Service/Staffing (Longitudinal)
  • Leadership/Practice Management (Longitudinal)
  • 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​ ​​​