The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from generalist practice to specialize in chronic disease state education and management and preventive care in a variety of outpatient settings.
Our purpose is to train ambulatory care pharmacists that are exceptional in the ongoing care of patients with chronic disease states, preventive health care and able to address financial barriers to medication use. The graduate will be equipped to participate in collaborative practice models with physicians in a variety of settings, assume responsibility for all medication-related aspects of care, educate student and practicing health care professionals and performing practice/education based research. Program graduates will be competitive in obtaining a position within a community-based physician’s office, ambulatory clinic, institutional-based physician practice or community-based pharmacy, as well as a non-tenure clinical faculty position at the level of assistant professor at school of pharmacy or medicine.
The Global Health Track provides residents a focus in developing expertise working with underserved, under-resourced and vulnerable populations. The aim of this track is for the resident to develop skills to design and deliver direct patient care in resource-limited settings. This additional skill set will allow program graduates to also be competitive in obtaining a position within a community health center, free clinic, or non-governmental organization. See PGY2 Ambulatory Care Global Health Track for more information.
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