Learning Experiences

Core Rotations

  • Internal medicine
  • Medication Safety I/II
  • Drug Information
  • Emergency medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Critical Care
  • Oncology
  • Medication Utilization, Analytics 
  • Pharmacy Administration
  • Informatics/Automation I/II
  • Epic Willow Certification
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Supply Chain Management


Elective rotations
Electives may be selected from, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Informatics
  • Database Management and Programming
  • Advanced Reporting and Analytics 
  • Advanced Informatics Project Management
  • Clinical Services Management
  • Contract Management/Purchasing
  • Formulary Management
  • Hospital Administration

Longitudinal experiences
Each resident is required to complete longitudinal activities in

  • Informatics on call responsibilities
  • Informatics quality process improvement initiatives
  • Revision of policies and procedures


  • Operational staffing every third weekend starting in August of Year 1
  • Clinical staffing every third weekend starting in May of Year 1
  • One evening shift every two weeks averaged over a four week period starting in Year 2
  • Resident will work two holidays

Presentation opportunities (each year of program)

  • Poster presentation at Vizient Pharmacy Network Meeting
  • Platform presentation at Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • One hour ACPE-accredited continuing education program


  • The resident will complete a major research project with the guidance of a preceptor for each year of the residency. The manuscript from this project must be in publishable form by the end of the residency year. The resident will also plan and design a major research project for the next year’s residency class in collaboration with a preceptor.
  • A quality improvement project is also required which is often a Medication Use Evaluation

Required Meetings/Conferences

  • Vizient/ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Midwest Pharmacy Residents Conference
  • EPIC Willow Certification