PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Aurora West Allis Medical Center West Allis, WI

Program Overview | Preceptors | Residents

Mike Augustynowicz

Mike Augustynowicz

Previous Education: B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and PharmD from Rosalind Franklin University

Short Bio: I am from Oak Creek, WI, which is a suburb of Milwaukee. I enjoy spending my free time home brewing, hunting, fishing, or relaxing somewhere in northern Wisconsin.

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: I was looking for a community hospital setting with a smaller residency class. I also wanted a wide variety of rotations to help expand my pharmacy knowledge base.

Why Aurora? Fortunately, I had the experience to be a pharmacy technician here at West Allis for a little over two years while going to pharmacy school. This gave me a great perspective of what it's like to work with such a great pharmacy team who supported me through my pharmacy career. There isn't another team I would rather be a part of.

Current Rotations: Geriatrics, Women's Health, Administration, Drug Use Policy, Adult Medicine, Infectious Disease, Critical Care, Central Order Verification, Cardiology, Medication Safety

Year-Long Project: Improvement of Current Override List Process

Future Plans: After my residency, I hope to become a clinical pharmacist and work in a community hospital in an Emergency Medicine or Critical Care setting. Also, I hope to become a preceptor and become BCPS certified.

Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Previous Education: PharmD from the University of Wisconsin - School of Pharmacy

Short Bio: I grew up in a small town in northern Wisconsin called Menomonie. I enjoy doing anything outdoors including boating, hiking, biking and spending time at my family's cabin up north. I love traveling and cheering on Packers every Sunday!

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: The three most important things that I looked for when choosing a residency were the healthcare system, pharmacy staff, and available rotations.

Why Aurora? One of my favorite things about Aurora is their central order verification model. Having off-site pharmacists verifying orders allows more time for the on-site pharmacist to interact with patients and other healthcare providers. I also like how friendly all of the preceptors are and how devoted they each are to their practice and mentoring residents.

Current Rotations: Cardiology, Adult Medicine, Infectious Disease/Antimicrobial Stewardship, Drug Use Policy, Woman's Health, Central Order Verification, Critical Care, Geriatrics, Medication Safety, Administration

Year-Long Project: Develop a tech-check-tech process with sterile products

Future Plans: I am interested in pursuing a PGY-2. Eventually, I hope to work as clinical pharmacist in a community hospital.

Hans Scheerenberger

Hans Scheerenberger

Previous Education: PharmD from University of Illinois at Chicago

Short Bio: I am from Poplar Grove, IL - a small town near Rockford. In my free time I enjoy sports, fishing, playing music, and spending time with friends and family.

Factors Considered Most Important When Choosing A Residency: When choosing a residency, I focused on well-established programs with PGY2 opportunities.

Why Aurora? In addition to the above, I was very impressed with the pharmacy staff's noticeable dedication and positive attitudes.

Current Rotations: Adult Medicine, Infectious Disease, Central Order Verification, Critical Care, Medication Safety, Drug Use Policy, Geriatrics, Women's Health, Administration, Cardiology

Year-Long Project: Determination and implementation of medication safety initiatives in older adults

Future Plans: I plan to pursue a PGY2 residency in infectious diseases.