This innovative Postgraduate Year Two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency offers two (2) positions at Community Health Network. The residency experience is concentrated within outpatient primary care clinics throughout the greater Indianapolis area. The pharmacy resident will be an integral member of a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other clinic staff. It is a 12-month specialized program designed to develop an expertise in management of chronic disease states, high-risk patients, and population health.
PGY-2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY-2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY-2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification.
Residency training will include both concentrated and longitudinal rotations. There will be a variety of elective and required learning experiences:
Advanced Primary Care
Ambulatory Care Administration
HIV / Infectious DiseaseAccreditationChronic Disease State Management
The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is accredited with the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP).
Chronic Disease State Management
The resident will sign a collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM) agreement with Community Physician Network providers allowing him/her to be an integral part of the patient’s health care team. This allows pharmacists the ability to start, stop, and alter medications as well as order necessary monitoring to achieve desired therapeutic outcomes. Residents will be able to manage medication therapy for complex patients with multiple disease states.
Asthma / COPD
Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring
Diabetes Mellitus / Hyperglycemia
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
Residents are required to complete didactic and experiential teaching for other healthcare personnel within the network. Additional required presentations include administration projects, articles of interest, Grand Rounds, Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference, and Community Health Network Research Symposium. Residents will be required to serve as the primary preceptor for at least one P4 student.
Elective opportunities include attainment of adjunct assistant professorship at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Teaching experiences with the college can be longitudinal or concentrated in nature. A teaching certificate program is available for interested residents.
How We Are Different
Most of our preceptors are employed full-time as clinicians in the health network. This allows them to be fully committed to patient care and committed to your education as the pharmacy resident.
Our extensive collaborative drug therapy management agreement has been signed by over 200 physicians and covers more than 12 disease states
Utilization of emerging pharmacist-led services such as Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and Telehealth Interactive Voice Response
High-risk patient care management within cohesive interdisciplinary teams
High level of involvement in multiple ventures at a network level including integration on multiple network-wide committees, initiatives, and teams
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Residents will be provided a laptop computer for use in clinic. They are eligible for a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance. Residents will be provided paid time off, including holidays. The salary for the resident is ~$49,000. Additionally, they will be reimbursed for travel and registration for ASHP Midyear and Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident conferences.
The residency will participate in the National Matching Service (NMS). Our program code is 733065. Applications will be accepted electronically via the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Applicants must possess a Doctorate of Pharmacy from an accredited college and have previously completed or be actively enrolled in an accredited PGY-1 pharmacy residency.
The following must be submitted in order to be considered: