Providence Medical Group (PMG) is part of Providence Health & Services, a large integrated health care system and a leading provider of quality medical care in Oregon. PMG operates more than 40 primary care clinics in the Portland area dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the community. PMG’s Clinical Pharmacy Department is among the most progressive in the country, allowing residents to learn team-based, evidence-based care.
A Progressive PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency offers patient care experiences in a team-based primary care setting with the core in direct patient care. Working under clinical pharmacy agreements, residents are responsible for initiating and adjusting medication therapy for a variety of chronic disease states. As a member of the medical home team, residents work closely with providers, support staff, medical residents, and community partners. Residents are involved in research, education, committee work and stewardship activities, and develop practice leadership skills.
Recipients of ASHP’s 2015 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award
Flexibility allows residents to tailor the residency based on interests
Longitudinal learning provides structure and continuity
Face-to-face interaction builds relationships with patients
Collaboration allows residents to share knowledge and learn from other healthcare professionals By the end of the residency program, the resident will be able to:
Establish a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice to provide evidence-based, patient-centered treatment
Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
Promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention
Demonstrate excellence in training and education
Serve as a resource for safe and effective medication use
Residency Program Purpose Statement
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 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 PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
The residents rotate through family and internal medicine clinics on a quarterly basis while also participating in longitudinal experiences.
Core learning experiences
Direct patient care: 4 Primary Care Blocks (~12 weeks each). Use of clinical pharmacy agreements with a focus on diabetes (primary care and endocrinology), cardiovascular disease, mental health, geriatrics, and chronic pain. Most of resident time is spent in clinic with an emphasis on direct patient care and integration into the medical team.
Health education: 32 weeks. Residents share their expertise with primary care teams and pharmacy learners (APPE students and PGY1 residents). The goal is to ensure the residents can understand, evaluate, and teach primary literature.
Evidence-based medicine: 46-48 weeks. Residents are a resource for clinic providers and patients with questions about pharmacotherapy, and also provide evidence-based responses to questions from providers. Residents provide certified continuing education for pharmacists and physicians.
Leadership/administration: 46-48 weeks. Residents will work with pharmacy leaders to improve pharmacy services across the health system.
Besides the core and non-longitudinal learning experiences, residents will participate in other activities to gain knowledge, practice-management skills, presentation and teaching abilities and professional leadership. Residents will complete a major project and other smaller projects.
Complete the Online Residency Centralized Application at ashp.org/PhORCAS. Deadline is January 2, 2020.
You will be notified by the middle of January if you are selected for an interview. Interviews will be conducted from late January through February.
Dara Johnson, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP Pharmacy Residency Program Director Providence Medical Group 4400 NE Halsey St., 4th Floor, Suite 490 Portland, OR 97213 503-893-6909 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Providence Medical Group
Providence is committed to excellence in patient-centered, clinical pharmacy practice and dedicated to developing clinical pharmacists with a set of rich foundational experiences. We offer robust pharmacy residency programs throughout our network of hospitals in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Montana.
Providence Health & Services joined with St. Joseph Health in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, a unique not-for-profit health and social services system focused on a mission to serve all. As a combined organization, our 119,000-plus caregivers/employees serve in 51 hospitals, more than 800 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services.