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The Navitus PGY1 Managed Care Residency Program focuses on the development of strong leadership skills, effective communication, sound clinical management and value application, proficient project management and critical data analysis in a PBMNCAQ-Accredited_WEB.jpg environment. The diverse variety of experiences at Navitus and its on-site specialty pharmacy, Lumicera Health Services, will position the resident to pursue further practice in various managed care areas.

Mission and Purpose Statement

Residency Program Mission
To cultivate clinically skilled managed care pharmacists capable of working collectively with other key decision-makers in commitment to providing the best possible health care at the lowest net cost.

Residency Program Purpose Statement
To build upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and outcomes to develop managed care pharmacist clinicians with diverse patient care, leadership and education skills who are eligible for board certification and postgraduate year two (PGY2) pharmacy residency training. A managed care residency will provide systematic training of pharmacists to achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient care and managed care pharmacy practice.

The Navitus Managed Care Residency Program has several differentiators, a few of which include industry relations and contracting training, specialty pharmacy training, and numerous teaching and mentoring opportunities.

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Residency Overview

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  • Number of Positions: 3
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Begins: July 3, 2023
  • Ends: June 28, 2024
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 205714

Residency Components

At the residency conclusion, the resident will have gained experience in clinical account management, clinical programs and population health, drug utilization management, informatics and data analysis, research, drug information and formulary management, medication therapy management (MTM), industry relations and contracting, Pharmacy & Therapeutics processes, provider services, government programs, executive leadership, specialty pharmacy (including scheduled hours each week at Lumicera Health Services), patient care activities, teaching and mentoring opportunities (including an optional teaching certificate), and other elective projects. Please see goals and objectives for this program as required by ASHP at This residency site agrees that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.


An Exceptional Experience

Navitus Residency Program Director, Marnie Wickizer, was named winner of the 2018 AMCP Inaugural Award for Managed Care Pharmacy Residency/Preceptor. This award recognizes Wickizer for her successful work as residency director, residency preceptor, student preceptor, clinical instructor, chapter advisor, peer reviewer, mentor, and volunteer. 

Julie Olson, Vice President, Clinical Innovation, praised Wickizer’s work, saying, “The Navitus Residency Program has been very effective at producing knowledgeable and driven pharmacy leaders, and we see the program continuing to be innovative and highly impactful within the managed care space.” 

Along with Wickizer, the resident will have access to many multi-disciplinary pharmacists, residency preceptors, nurses, certified pharmacy technicians, and other clinicians. Our team of experts truly provides an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience that is equal parts challenging and exciting.


The Navitus residency was an amazing experience. It is incredible to think about how much I learned about managed care and specialty pharmacy over the course of one year. Marnie (RPD) and Agata (program coordinator) provided amazing support, ensuring we were happy and successful throughout the year. All of our preceptors were knowledgeable, approachable and supportive. During our rotations, we were treated as valued members of the team and given meaningful projects to work on that deepened our knowledge of managed care. I only have great things to say about the Navitus residency!

Musetta A. Steinbach, PharmD
 Navitus Resident, 2020-2021
Drug Information Pharmacist at Navitus Health Solutions


The Navitus Residency Program provides residents with invaluable skills and diverse experiences that quickly develop well-rounded clinicians. The array of projects, both individual and team-based, have meaningful impacts on Navitus and the members it serves. Preceptors provide a level of support that is simply unmatched, and which cultivates an optimal learning environment for residents. There is an excellent balance of direction and autonomy, which fosters continuous personal and professional development, and provides ample opportunity to maximize one's potential. Through the range of rotations in every department of the company, I have been able to form meaningful and lasting relationships that will benefit me greatly in my continued career with Navitus. I am fortunate to be able to continue to work with this exceptional group of people.

Kurt Mittelstadt, PharmD
Former Navitus Resident, 2020-2021
Clinical Account Executive at Navitus Health Solutions


Completing my PGY-1 Managed Care residency at Navitus was one of the smartest decisions I have made to-date and has been extremely rewarding for my career thus far. It was an incredible year filled with intriguing and integrative projects, amazing preceptors, and fun memories. I am so grateful that I was able to stay with Navitus post-residency and apply the skills I learned in an exciting and challenging full-time role.

Chelsea Woods, PharmD
Former Navitus Resident, 2016-2017
Clinical Account Executive at Navitus Health Solutions


During my 4th year rotations I still did not know what pharmacy avenue I wanted to go down, but after a day visiting at Navitus, I knew it was where I wanted to be. From the genuine smiles meeting me at the door to the unique business model of complete transparency, I knew this was something I wanted to be a part of. The residency program was instrumental in my transformation from fresh graduate to seasoned clinician, integral to providing value and service to Navitus’ clients. All pharmacy graduates, not just those who have already decided on managed care, can succeed and have succeeded in this program because of the top-level internal support and the immersive experience that the Navitus Managed Care Residency provides.

Nate Gonring, PharmD
Former Navitus Resident, 2016-2017
Senior Clinical Account Executive at Navitus Health Solutions


The Managed Care Residency Program at Navitus is the best way to establish a clinical foundation in a managed care setting. The program focuses on the development of the individual through a comprehensive, team-based approach to learning while providing residents with exposure to all clinical aspects and services of a PBM. Residents are involved with a number of opportunities that cultivate growing leaders. The residency program really increased my understanding of this non-traditional pharmacy setting, and helped me to create a network of resources throughout our company. I would highly recommend this program.

Jennifer Morrison, PharmD
Former Navitus Resident, 2015-2016
Manager, Quality and Program Development at Lumicera Health Services


  • Competitive annual stipend
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Paid travel and registration to professional meetings
  • Examination/licensure costs are reimbursed


  • PharmD or equivalent experience
  • Wisconsin pharmacist license or eligibility for licensure
  • Interview

Application Process

The following materials are required:


  • Completed application, including letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Four letters of recommendation
  • Official college transcript(s)

Application materials for 2023 are due by January 1, 2023, and will be accepted through the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). More information about PhORCAS is available at Navitus is participating in the matching service. More information about the ASHP Resident Matching Program is available at

For more information regarding our Pharmacy Residency Program, please email