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Pharmacy Residency

The ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital provides residents with a broad range of clinical experiences with a focus on inpatient acute care, drug information and practice management.

Through pharmacist-directed protocols, residents will gain experience managing total parenteral nutrition, hyperglycemia, kinetics and anticoagulation. Numerous educational opportunities, both public and professional, are available with our partners in cardiology, emergency medicine, and outpatient oncology.

Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program Overview

  • Number of residents: 4
  • Stipend: Approximately $50,100
  • Benefits: Health, life, dental and disability insurance, 403B retirement program, 14 days PTO, travel to local and national conferences as agreed upon with Program Director.
  • Start Date: June 21, 2021

Core rotations:

  • Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Intensive Care
  • Glycemia Management and Nutrition Support
  • Oncology

Elective rotations:

  • Administration
  • General Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Longitudinal Rotations:

  • Drug Information and Policy
  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management
  • Staffing Experience

PGY1 Residency Program Application Procedures

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Application Requirements

  • Application materials will be submitted through PhORCAS. For information visit the PhORCAS website.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • College of Pharmacy official transcript.
  • Personal statement outlining short-term and long-term career goals, areas of interest, why you would make a good resident, and reasons for applying to the residency program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
  • Three samples of pharmacy related work (sample can be from past presentations, drug monographs, or answers to drug information questions).
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Submission completed by date referenced in PhORCAS.


  • After review of application materials by the residency committee, applicants may be contacted for an interview.

Staff and Surroundings

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About the Staff

Director of Pharmacy

Jill Michaud, PharmD, BCPS, MS-HA
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI  54401
715-847-2000, ext 53175

Residency Director

Stacy Schoepke, PharmD
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
715-847-2000, ext 52297

Pharmacy Operations Manager

Ashley Hellermann Rankin, PharmD
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
715-847-2000, ext 50066

Pharmacy Manager

Michelle Brenner, PharmD, BCPS
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
715-847-2000, ext 53391

About the Facility

Wausau Hospital

Aspirus is a non-profit, community directed health system consisting of 10 hospitals, including Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Aspirus Clinics (a group of 100+ physicians), long-term care facilities, a large home care program, a hospice program and others. Aspirus serves patients in an an area that spans from Portage, Wis. up to the northernmost point of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Aspirus Wausau Hospital provides primary, secondary, and selected tertiary care services as a regional referral center and Level 2 Trauma Center. Specialty referral service emphasis exists in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Trauma, Orthopedics, and Oncology. The hospital is licensed for 325 beds; 245 are operational. Average daily inpatient census is more than 170 with approximately 15,000 admissions per year. Emergency department visits exceed 35,000 annually.

Aspirus has been recognized by IBM Watson Health as a Top 15 Health System in its 2018, 2019 and 2020 annual studies identifying the top-performing health systems in the country. Best known for its world-class cardiovascular program, Aspirus Wausau Hospital also provides leading edge cancer, trauma, women’s health, and spine and neurological care.

About the Pharmacy Department

Pharmacy Staff

The Aspirus Wausau Hospital Pharmacy consists of an inpatient pharmacy, a clinic pharmacy, and an ambulatory oncology center pharmacy. The department is progressive and clinically oriented. Pharmacy staff provides a broad range of drug information services to both professionals and the public, supported by computerized resources. A state-of-the-art clean room and unit-based automated dispensing technology support our distributive operation. Decentralized pharmacists are located throughout the hospital where they can provide specialized pharmaceutical care and participate in multi-disciplinary patient care rounds.

About the Community

Wausau is a growing community that affords a high quality of life. The population of the city of Wausau is 39,106 with the combined population of Wausau and surrounding metropolitan area exceeding 120,000. The area provides numerous opportunities for four-season outdoor recreation, and is especially noted for fishing, hunting, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, biking, and water sports.

The local Performing Arts Foundation and many local festivals and programs provide opportunities for local, national and international cultural experiences. The area is easily accessible and is within 20 minutes of the Central Wisconsin Regional Airport. Visit the City of Wausau’s website for more information.

Additional information

If you have any additional questions or you would like to contact our current residents, please contact Debra Berndt:

Debra Berndt
Pharmacy Department Administrative Assistant
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401
715-847-2000, ext 53132