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Pharmacy Residency Program

The Madison VA has offered residencies in Ambulatory/Primary Care since 1983 and has trained over 200 residents to date.

Program Overview

We currently offer two PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residencies. One is fulltime within the ambulatory care setting, while the other is split evenly between inpatient and ambulatory care. Both are designed to train graduates to be exceptional clinical practitioners and leaders and meet all requirements as set forth by ASHP for first year residency programs.

Additionally, we offer PGY-2 programs in Ambulatory Care, Psychiatric Pharmacy, and Pain Management and Palliative Care. Finally, we offer a combined PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency. The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency is designed to develop leadership skills in addition to further honing of clinical practice skills. Our PGY-1/2 Health-System Pharmacy Administration Residency is designed to provide highly motivated and exceptionally qualified pharmacists with a myriad of experiences in clinical practice and leadership. The PGY-2 in Psychiatric Pharmacy gives residents an opportunity to experience a variety of mental health rotations in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. The PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency is designed to develop skills in pain management and palliative care, especially in patients with comorbid physical and mental health diseases. Residents wishing to continue with a second year at our institution and those with PGY-1 Residency training from other sites are eligible to be considered for the PGY-2 Residency programs at our site.

In addition to pharmacy practice training, pharmacy residents at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital receive Clinical Instructor appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by participating in the Pharmacotherapy Laboratory. They also have the option to participate in a teaching certificate program offered by the School of Pharmacy. These experiences give residents opportunities to find careers in clinical practice, pharmacy administration, or academia. Our PGY-1 resident graduates pursue clinical practice positions, academic positions with a practice component, or a specialty residency program.

Program Contacts

PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residencies


Maria Wopat PharmD, BCACP, TTS

Medication Use Strategy Supervisor, Residency Program Director

VA Madison health care

Phone: 608-256-1901 ext. 15020


PGY-1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency


Andrew Wilcox PharmD

Chief of Pharmacy

VA Madison health care

Phone: 608-256-1901 ext. 17077


PGY-2 Pharmacy Psychiatry Specialty Residency

Theresa Frey

Theresa Frey PharmD, BCPP PGY2

Psychiatry Residency Director

VA Madison health care

Phone: 608-256-1901 ext. 17084


PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency


Stephanie Gruber PharmD, BCACP

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

VA Madison health care

Phone: 608-256-1901 ext. 16331


PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency


Diane Johnson PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner

VA Madison health care

Phone: 608-256-1901 ext. 11718



The William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Residency Programs pride themselves on matching with well-rounded applicants who demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for providing high-quality Veteran healthcare. A number of factors are considered when selecting applicants for the residency program interview process:

  • Professional and Clinical Experiences
  • Research and Professional Participation
  • Leadership Involvement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Engagement
  • Applicant Professional Goals

To a lesser extent, academic performance is taken into account in addition to the feedback from the applicant's references.

Please join the Madison VA in person or virtually at the following events to get to know us and the residency programs we offer.

Madison VA Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 17th from 5:30-7pm central

  • Please see the brochure above for a link to sign up for the event

ASHP Midyear Residency Showcase on Tuesday, December 6th from 8-11am at Booth 5021

VA Pharmacy Residency Practice Office Virtual Residency Showcase on December 7th and 8th taking place during the week of the ASHP Midyear Meeting

Program Information

PGY 1/2 Health System Pharmacy Administration and Leadership Residency

    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Inpatient and Ambulatory Care 45024

    PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency-Ambulatory Care 45204

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency

    PGY2 Psychiatric Pharmacy Residency

    PGY2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Residency

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