Community Pharmacy Residency

The University of Wisconsin Community Pharmacy Residency Program (UWCPRP) offers innovative practice experiences through a variety of community practice sites as well as unique opportunities for teaching and research with faculty members at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Pharmacy.

Goals of the UWCPRP

This residency program strives to develop transformative leaders in the field of community practice.  Towards this end, graduates will work alongside expert preceptors and academic mentors to develop competence in the following areas:

  1. Patient Care
  2. Advancement of Community-based Practice
  3. Leadership and Management
  4. Teaching, Education, and Dissemination of Knowledge
  5. Self-evaluation and Self-directed Learning

History of the Program

The UWCPRP was established in 2003 in a collaborative effort by a group of independent community pharmacies involved in training community pharmacy residents and the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. The program was created to advance innovative community pharmacy practice through the development of quality residency training programs designed to enhance the practice skills of today’s community pharmacist.


Residency is 12 consecutive months, beginning July 1 through June 30 of the following year.


Postgraduate Year One (PGY1) Community Pharmacy Residency Program by ASHP/APhA. Re-accredited March 2018

Core Components

  • Orientation
  • Medication Use Process
  • Direct Patient Care
  • Project Management
  • Business Plan Development and Implementation
  • Faculty Mentoring for Scholarship Activities
  • Leadership and Practice Management
  • Networking and Travel Opportunities
  • Medication Information and Education