The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at ACPHS is a one-year post-graduate program designed to develop leadership skills and provide training and experience in various areas of ambulatory care practice, research, teaching and service. The program builds on training from Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in ambulatory care pharmacy. This program provides 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 in unique practice settings. Residents who successfully complete this program will be prepared for advanced patient care and academic practice, along with board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP).
Signature experiences of the program include delivery of clinical services in public health at the ACPHS Collaboratory, rheumatology at the Center for Rheumatology, and nephrology at Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Core learning experiences include outpatient primary care, rheumatology, nephrology and hypertension, dialysis, public health pharmacy, academia/teaching, and research/scholarship. Electives are selected based on residents’ needs and interests, and may include community pharmacy within a federally qualified health center, inpatient pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, pain management and/or subspecialty ambulatory care pharmacy. The ACPHS Teaching and Learning Certificate Program is offered as an optional experience. There are opportunities to participate in public health outreach, transitions of care, and in local and national committees and foundations.
The resident will be responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services in various clinical settings. This will allow the resident to develop relationships with patients and practitioners, and to become adept at clinical evaluation and medication management in ambulatory practice. A customized plan will be developed for the resident on the basis of previous experience and interest areas. The resident will be involved with teaching, research and service activities at ACPHS. Some staffing in a community pharmacy setting is expected. Residents also participate in classroom activities for pharmacy students and are expected to facilitate case-based workshops throughout the training year.
CORE CLINICAL SERVICES
Signature experiences of the program include delivery of clinical services in family medicine, rheumatology, nephrology, and public health.
The practice provides care to adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients from an urban community. In the true sense of family medicine, interventions run from childhood immunizations through pregnancy and lactation to geriatric and poly-medicine. The most common disease states or topics encountered include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and immunizations. Clinical focus areas include: endocrinology (principally diabetes, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism), geriatrics, gastroenterology, psychiatry, and pulmonology.
Primary residency activities will take place at The Center for Rheumatology. There are opportunities to participate in DMARD medication management; disease state management including arthritis, spondylarthropathy, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, preventative care, and practice management; and participation with local and national committees and foundations focused on rheumatic diseases. Clinical focus areas include: rheumatology, endocrinology (principally osteoporosis), women’s health, and neurology (principally pain management).
The resident will have a pivotal role in the expansion of existing services at nephrology and at Albany Medical Center Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Services focus on transitions of care, medication reconciliation, and medication review among a multidisciplinary team. Clinical focus areas include: nephrology, cardiology (principally hypertension, hypotension, atrial fibrillation), endocrinology (principally diabetes and hyperparathyroidism), hematology (principally anemia), and infectious diseases.
A signature experience of the residency is the opportunity to contribute to the work of the public health pharmacy team practicing out of the ACPHS Collaboratory. This team provides patient-centered clinical pharmacy services to a medically underserved population including health and wellness screening, immunizations, counseling, medication therapy management services, health literacy assessments, and educational activities. Services are developed and delivered in consultation with community health workers.
Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited School or College of Pharmacy
Be eligible for a license to practice pharmacy in the State of New York
Have completed or expect to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program.
About PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences offer PGY2 Residency Programs in ambulatory care, endocrinology, and cardiology, for a total of 5 positions.