PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital

PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency Program

Our Culture

Residency Program Purpose Statement

    The purpose of our PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency program at ProHealth Care is to build on knowledge obtained during your pharmacy education and develop skills needed to provide exceptional patient care using evidence-based medicine/best practice. ProHealth Care offers individualistic training across a wide variety of care settings and specialties in a community-based setting. The goal of the residency is for residents to complete the program fully qualified for a PGY-2 Pharmacy Residency, a Pharmacy Fellowship, or a career as a clinical pharmacist.

Basic Information

  • Number of Residents: 2
  • Length: 1 year traditional residency
  • ASHP Status: Pre-Candidate (first class 2023)
  • Staffing:
    • Every other weekend
    • One (1) compensation day off after staffing weekend
    • Holiday Rotation (1 major/1 minor)

Pharmacy Services

  • Decentralized clinical pharmacists
  • Pharmacy to Dose Consult Services:
    • Vancomycin
    • Aminoglycosides
    • Warfarin
    • Heparin/LMWH
    • IV to PO
    • TPN
    • Dofetilide
    • Renal Dose Adjustments
  • Discharge Counseling and Meds to Beds Program
  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Retail/ambulatory pharmacy
  • Representation/Leadership in multidisciplinary committees
  • Pharmacist-Led Educational Series

Student Program at ProHealth Care

ProHealth Care accepts pharmacy students of all levels of experience from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Concordia University, and Medical College of Wisconsin.

Application Instructions:

Register for Match and submit your application via PhorCAS and the National Matching Services (NMS) 

  • National Matching Service Code: 301013
  • ASHP Status: Pre-Candidate
  • ASHP Registration #: 45912
  • ASHP Residency Directory


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  • Waukesha Memorial Hospital

    • 274 licensed beds
    • 24 licensed ICU beds
    • 16 NICU beds

    Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital

    • 63 licensed beds
    • 11 licensed ICU beds
    • 5 NICU bed

    Waukesha Memorial Hospital - Mukwonago

    • 18 licensed beds
    • Opened January 2022 (was previously a stand-alone ED)

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    For questions, please contact:

    Aaron O'Connell, PharmD, BCPS - Residency Program Director
    Phone: 262-928-6291

    Pharmacy Residency & Leadership Team

    team member

    Title: Inpatient Pharmacist Supervisor
    ProHealth Care Employment: 2018-present
    Rotation Precepted: Pharmacy Admin
    Pharmacy School: UW - Madison
    Graduation Year: 2017

    Aaron O'Connell, PharmD, BCPS
    Residency Program Director
    team member

    Title: Coordinator Clinical Pharmacy
    ProHealth Care Employment: 2011-present
    Pharmacy School: UW - Madison
    Graduation Year: 2011

    Jacob Mortag, PharmD
    Residency Program Coordinator
    team member

    Title: Director of Pharmacy
    ProHealth Care Employment: 2021-present
    Rotation Precepted: Pharmacy Admin
    Pharmacy School: Drake University
    Graduation Year: 2006

    James Semrad, PharmD, MBA
    Vice President, Pharmacy & Service Lines
    team member

    Cath Lab
    Corporate Support Services
    Information Technology
    Laboratory Services
    Therapy (PT/OT/Respiratory)
    Kristin Harding
    Talent Acquisition Partner
    team member
    Heart & Vascular Center
    Housekeeping & Food Service
    ProHealth Medical Group
    Women's Health - Outpatient
    Krissy Johnson
    Talent Acquisition Partner
    team member
    Critical Care & Heart Care Units
    Emergency Departments
    Surgical Services
    Julianna Manning
    Talent Acquisition Partner
    team member

    Title: Inpatient Pharmacy Manager
    ProHealth Care Employment: 2015-present
    Rotation Precepted: Pharmacy Admin
    Pharmacy School: Palm Beach Atlantic University
    Graduation Year: 2013

    Steven Bessler, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
    Inpatient Pharmacy Manager

    Frequently asked questions

    No. Please submit applications directly through ProHealth Care's employment website. You must submit an application for each specific position sought.

    After you apply for a position online, you will receive an e-mail confirmation acknowledging we’ve received your application with a link to complete the next step in our process, a Strengths Assessment through our partner, TalentPlus. Recruiters review applications to identify candidates whose experiences and qualifications most closely match the position specifications. Because we often receive an overwhelming response to many of our positions, it may take time before we contact you about the status of your application. We appreciate your patience as we carefully review each candidate's background and credentials - including yours - against the qualifications necessary for the particular position. If we identify you as a potential candidate, a recruiter will contact you via email and outline the next steps of the application process.

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