PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency – Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. Milwaukee, WI

Program Overview | Preceptors | Resident

Program Overview


Residents completing the Aurora Health Care PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency will be change-agents and skilled patient care providers in community pharmacy settings. Graduates will:

  • Optimize patient care outcomes and provide medication therapy management services to a diverse population
  • Develop and implement sustainable clinical services to meet patients’ and other health care providers’ needs
  • Develop and strengthen analytical, communication and leadership skills
  • Demonstrate a commitment toward life-long learning, education of patients and other health care providers
  • Serve as a resource to the community

Rotation Sites

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy

  • Wisconsin’s largest private hospital, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center is a premiere destination for world-class patient care, having treated patients from all 50 states and 13 countries. It is internationally known for its expertise in heart care and oncology. Located on the south side of Milwaukee, Aurora St. Luke’s also offers exceptional specialty care in areas such as critical care, abdominal/cardiothoracic transplant and neurosciences. It is the home of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinic.
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked Aurora St. Luke's in the top 2 hospitals in the Metro Milwaukee area for 4 years in a row, and #1 in 2015-2016! It is also ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in 4 specialty areas.
  • Outpatient pharmacy within Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Offers immunization services, osteoporosis screenings, comprehensive medication reviews and a solid organ transplant education program
  • Serves the community, as well as caregivers, patients being discharged from the hospital and clinic patients
  • Has strong relationships with other hospital departments and clinics

Aurora Sinai Medical Center

  • A teaching hospital located in downtown Milwaukee, Aurora Sinai Medical Center offers unique pharmaceutical-care experiences, including neonatal/perinatal care, geriatrics, Parkinson disease, internal medicine and intensive care.

Specific Rotation Areas

  • Orientation: Computer systems, drug distribution, personnel, policies, workflow and department structure
  • Clinical services: Osteoporosis screenings, immunizations, solid organ transplant education, medication therapy management
  • Practice management: Budgeting, personnel management, financial management, and development and implementation of new services
  • Medication safety: Newsletter formation, assessment of medication errors and evaluating pharmacy processes for best practice
  • Primary care clinic site: Interacting with patients and other health care professionals one day per week in a family medicine clinic, manage patients with tobacco use disorder, diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia
  • Professional development: Year-long residency project, rotation projects, in-services, staffing, visits to other institutions, professional organizations, teaching and precepting, ACPE continuing education presentations, interviewing/recruiting and more
  • Electives: Opportunity to participate in other pharmacist-managed clinics, such as an anticoagulation clinic


Program director
Amy Mahlum, PharmD

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Tom Woller, MS, FASHP

Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
Department of Pharmacy Services
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215