Pharmacy PGY1 Residency Program

The  PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program at Aspirus Wausau Hospital has been accredited through ASHP since 1999. The program initially started with one resident position and has grown through the years to our current class of four. 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
  • Anticoagulation 

Our preceptor team includes 71% residency trained pharmacists, and many with over 10 years of experience. In the past 5 years, we have been able to retain 65% of our resident graduates in the Aspirus System due to our expanding pharmacy department. 

Program Overview

  • Number of residents: 4
  • Stipend: Approximately $52,900
  • Benefits: Health, life, dental and disability insurance, 403B retirement program, PTO, travel to local and national conferences as agreed upon with Program Director.
  • Start Date: June 19, 2023

Core Rotations

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

Elective Rotations

  • Administration
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Longitudinal Rotations

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

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PGY1 Residency Program Application Procedures

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Eligibility

Application Submittal

  • Complete all materials requested on the PhORCAS online application system.
  • Curriculum Vitae and College of Pharmacy official transcript.
  • Personal statement outlining career goals, areas of interest, why you would make a good resident, and reason for applying to Aspirus Wausau Hospital program.
  • Three samples of previously completed work. Ideally samples should include drug monograph, completed drug information responses, or presentations.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • All supporting documentation must be received by the deadline noted in PhORCAS. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Interview

  • After review of application materials by the residency interview committee, applicants may be contacted for an interview.
  • This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

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
Jill.Michaud@aspirus.org

Residency Director

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

Pharmacy Operations Manager

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

Pharmacy Manager

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

About the Facility

Wausau Hospital

Aspirus Health is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. Its 11,000 employees are focused on improving the health and well-being of people throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

Aspirus serves communities through four hospitals in Michigan and 13 hospitals in Wisconsin, 75 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.

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.

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

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. A state of the art clean room, compounding robot, and unit-based automated dispensing technology support our distributive operation. Pharmacists work collaboratively and round with teams in a variety of patient care areas where they practice at the top of their license. Additionally, the oncology team has an established collaborative practice agreement to further optimize patient care.

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
Pharmacy Department Administrative Assistant

715-847-2000, ext 53132
Debra.Berndt@aspirus.org

Aspirus Wausau Hospital
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401