PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Specialty Residency

Program Overview | Preceptors | Resident

Program Overview


The PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Specialty Residency Program is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a wide variety of roles that utilize pharmacy informatics within an integrated health care organization. Candidates interested in a career as a pharmacy informatics specialist, pharmacy administrator, and clinical coordinator in acute care and ambulatory settings are encouraged to apply.

Rotation Sites

The Pharmacy Informatics resident will be visiting numerous sites within the health system based on project, rotation and service needs. A majority of time will be spent at two rotation sites.

Forest Home Center – Epic/Smart Chart Team

Clinical application teams are centrally located to improve collaboration and electronic health record advancement. The pharmacy department has a team of pharmacists and analysts that work together to optimize the use of Smart Chart.

Mitchell Street – System Pharmacy Corporate Office

Numerous pharmacy teams, including drug use policy, Aesynt and Pyxis automation, drug supply chain, packaging center, and system pharmacy operations, are located at one office to provide centralized services and develop system-wide practices, protocols and processes.

Specific Learning Experiences

Learning experiences will include integration of systems, clinical decision support, database management, pharmacy operations and automation, teaching, process redesign, and human factors engineering, and will be customized to the interests of the individual resident. Learning experiences include:

  • Order Set Management
  • Inpatient Pharmacy
  • Clinical Decision Support
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Pharmacy Informatics Administration/Business Intelligence
  • Pharmacy Automation
  • Medication Safety
  • Informatics Integration
  • Ambulatory/Retail Pharmacy
  • Informatics Training
  • Database Management
  • Longitudinal Experiences

Professional development will be a component of the residency program. Examples include a year-long residency project, rotation projects, in-services, staffing, visits to other institutions, involvement in professional organizations, teaching and precepting, and ACPE continuing education presentations.


Program Director
Barry McClain, PharmD, MS
Department of Pharmacy Services
3305 W. Forest Home Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Services
Tom Woller, MS, FASHP
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
3935 W. Mitchell Street, Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53215