POLICY & PROCEDURE
Pharmacy Policy Manual
Operations Procedure Manual
Policy #: 18.10
Title: Early Commitment Process for
University of Wisconsin PGY1 Pharmacy
I. Purpose: To outline resident and pharmacist expectations related to the early
commitment process and to meet residency accreditation requirements.
II. Policy: UW Health PGY1 residents may follow an early commitment procedure to track
into to a second year of PGY2 specialty training at UW Health.
A. A PGY1 resident interested in committing to PGY2 specialty training at UW Health shall
submit a formal letter of interest to the PGY2 Program Director and copy their PGY1
Program Director and the Director of Pharmacy.
B. The letter must be delivered one week before the November Resident Advisory Council
(RAC) meeting. If the November RAC meeting is cancelled, a subgroup consisting of the
Director of Pharmacy, respective PGY1 Program Director, respective PGY2 Program
Director and the resident’s advisor shall be convened.
C. Discussion of interested applicants will occur at the November RAC or subgroup
meeting. A vote of the RAC will take place either live or electronically on the candidate.
D. Offers of positions to selected applicants will occur by December 1.
E. The ASHP Resident Matching Program Letter of Agreement must be filled out by the
PGY2 Program Director, signed by the accepting resident, and forwarded to the office
administrative assistant who will submit the letter and fee to the National Matching
Service by the December deadline.
F. Copies of the completed document will be returned to the PGY2 Program director, PGY1
Program Director and Director of Pharmacy.
Approved By: ____________________________
Director of Pharmacy Services