• PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program — Hospital Pharmacy

About Us

What does our residency program have to offer?
  • Rural health focus
  • Team-oriented environment
  • Hospital-based with ambulatory and community pharmacy opportunities
  • Leadership Advancement
  • Individualized Learning and Goals
  • Commitment to developing confident and compassionate pharmacists

Practice Site Description

Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC) is an independent, critical access health system which has served as a healthcare leader to the Reedsburg community and surrounding rural areas since 1902. 

The health system meets a broad variety of patient needs through general care, surgical services, emergency medicine, intensive care, long-term care and numerous consulted medical specialties.

Reedsburg Area Medical Center offers both inpatient and outpatient pharmacy services. This includes 24/7 hospital coverage through in-house and remote pharmacy services, diabetes education in the ambulatory clinic, and two community pharmacies.  

RAMC is known for going beyond the expected in healthcare. We provide opportunities for career growth and advancement to employees at all levels. In addition, RAMC offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries.

 


History

RAMC’s PGY1 Pharmacy Residency program was established in 2020, with the first resident expected to join us in summer 2021.

Accreditation Status

Currently in pre-candidate status with ASHP for the upcoming 2021 residency year. 

 

Rotational Learning Experiences

Residents will gain competencies through both rotational and longitudinal learning experiences designed to provide them a broad knowledge base critical for rural pharmacy practice. 

Rotations offered include:

Required Rotations:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Ambulatory and Outpatient Practice
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine II – Pediatric  Emphasis

Elective Rotations:

  • Transitions of Care (including Ambulatory Care and Long-Term Care)
  • Health Systems Administration
  • Pain Management
  • UW Pharmacotherapy Teaching Rotation (participation in lab course required, rotation optional)
 
Longitudinal Learning Experiences & Activities

Longitudinal Learning experiences will occur simultaneously with rotations over the course of the residency year, including:

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Medication Safety
  •  Residency Research Project
  • Long-Term  Care Management
  • Community Health Initiatives 
  • Chemotherapy Preparation
  • Surgical Pharmacy Services
  • Staffing
  • Leadership and Management Opportunities 
  • Precepting and Teaching

    A Day in the Life of a Resident
    • Residents will gain a comprehensive overview of rural healthcare, spending time in various areas of the health system
    • Multi-Care Center (General Medical Floor, ICU, Birth Center)
    • Emergency Department
    • Outpatient Pharmacies
    • Senior Life Center
    • Primary Care and Specialty Clinics

    Residents are expected to participate in rounding and clinical care of hospital inpatients, medication management of long-term care residents, and are involved in various interdisciplinary teams and committees, as well as community health initiatives.

    Certifications
    • Basic Life Support
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
    • PSW Immunization Delivery ACPE accredited program (if immunization certification not already obtained)

    Applying to the Program

    Application Requirements

    After learning more about our program, we hope that you are interested in applying for one of our positions. All application materials should be submitted via PHORCAS. Application materials should be submitted in PDF format.
    ASHP Program Code: 45903
    NMS Matching Code: 287613

    Applicants MUST meet the following requirements:
    • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE accredited school
    • Eligibility to obtain licensure in the state of Wisconsin
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
    • Registration with the ASHP matching program
    Required Application Materials
    • Application Form in PhORCAS
    • Cover Letter / Letter of Intent
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Official College / School of Pharmacy Transcripts
    • Three Letters of Recommendation

    Contact Us

    Please feel free to email us if you have any questions or would like more information about our program!

    Hannah Hansen, PharmD, Residency Program Coordinator
    hhansen@ramchealth.org

    Karlee Kamps, PharmD, Residency Program Director
    kkamps@ramchealth.org