Residency Listing

Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center
5000 West National Avenue (CS-119)
Milwaukee, WI 53295
Code: 45700
NMS Code: 187913
Postgraduate Year One (PGY1)
Accreditation Status: Accredited
Residency Program Director: Jennifer A. Koch, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP
(414) 384-2000 x41150
Fax: (414) 389-4276
Director of Pharmacy: Bill Stafford, PharmD
(414) 384-2000 x41150
Fax: (414) 389-4276
Program Contact: Mikki Harms, PharmD, BCPP
414-384-2000 41133
Fax: 414-389-4276
Residency Information:
Duration/Type: 12 mo. residency
Number of Positions: 4
Application Deadline: 1/1/2019
Starting Date:


Estimated Stipend:


Interview Required: Yes
Residency Special Features:   

The Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center PGY1 residency program prepares residents for all aspects of pharmacy practice. The program offers a good balance of inpatient and ambulatory care experiences and is highly customized for each resident as an individual. Required rotations include internal medicine, cardiology, intensive care, infectious diseases, oncology, and ambulatory care. A variety of electives are available including congestive heart failure clinic, spinal cord injury, endocrinology, mental health, nutrition, precepting, administration, geriatrics and more. The lengths of all rotations are customized to meet the future career goals of the resident. The flexibility of the ZVAMC PGY1 caters to the individual while still giving the resident the benefit of working with a team of residents and colleagues. Residents have substantial involvement with pharmacy students from University of Wisconsin and receive an additional stipend from the UW School of Pharmacy for this service. In addition, residents work extensively with students from a variety of learning institutions. Residents also have the option to complete teaching certificate programs. Longitudinal responsibilities include attending weekly geriatric interdisciplinary rounds, evaluating non-formulary requests, student coordination activities and anticoagulation monitoring. Each resident is assigned a mentor that will follow their progress over the course of the year. In addition, the year-long residency project is a requirement of all residents with at least one mentor assigned for the project process.

Fringe Benefits:   

Competitive salary, Medical/Dental insurance, 10 paid Federal holidays, Accrual up to 13 days of vacation days per year and up to 13 days of sick leave days per year. Sick leave is available to be used for Medical/Dental appointments, Tuition and travel support for professional conferences, Free parking, Office space, Opportunity to work for pharmacist wage on off-duty time.

Special Requirements for Acceptance:   

Applicants must be U.S. citizen (a requirement to be employed by US Federal Government) and graduate from ACPE-accredited or ACPE candidate-status school of pharmacy. Pharm.D. preferred. The standard application materials should be submitted via PhORCAS, including letter of intent, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Onsite interview, if offered, is required.

Training Site Type: Hospital
Owner Affiliate: Department of Veterans Affairs
Model Type(s): Teaching, Tertiary, Acute Care
Patients Enrolled: 64000
Tax Status: Nonprofit
Professional Staff: 62
Non-Professional Staff: 50
Number of Medical Centers: 1
Total Beds: 470
Average Daily Census: 425
Site Special Features:   

The Clement J Zablocki VA Medical Center is a teaching institution with residents, interns, and medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Clement J Zablocki VA is also an established teaching center and hosts pharmacy students from the University of Wisconsin -Madison School of Pharmacy, Concordia University, Medical College of Wisconsin, Midwestern University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Drake University, and various other Schools of Pharmacy.