PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Introduction 

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program at The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy/Banner – University Medical Center South Campus Family Medicine and Diabetes is a 12-month training program. This program is currently in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Candidate Status.

The program contributes to the development of clinical pharmacists specialized in ambulatory care practice. The graduates of this residency program will be well prepared for advanced patient care, academia, or other specialized positions. A pharmacist completing this PGY2 program will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required for the development of a collaborative interprofessional practice, new pharmacy services, and/or expansion of existing ones. Furthermore, the program prepares residents for positions as a diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) service coordinator, clinical coordinator, and/or faculty member with a focus on ambulatory care pharmacy practice. Upon successful completion of the residency, a certificate will be awarded to the resident by The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Banner – University Medical Center South Campus Family Medicine and Diabetes.

Number of Positions: 
2
About The Program 

The program emphasizes ambulatory care interprofessional clinical practice consisting of core (required), longitudinal learning experiences in various aspects of ambulatory care pharmacy practice. The residents will have the opportunity for two months of elective learning experiences. The core and elective experiences are designed in accordance to the ASHP Required Competency Areas, Goals, and Objectives for Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residencies.

The experiences are designed to provide the foundation for quality, advanced ambulatory care clinical practice as well as academia. The program provides advanced specialty and subspecialty clinical skills in areas of endocrinology, geriatrics, family and internal medicine, anticoagulation, and DSMES. The program is unique as it takes advantage of a mix of highly qualified pharmacist and physician preceptors. In addition, this program provides opportunities to the resident to further learn and apply teaching and research techniques. This residency training prepares the resident for the certified diabetes educator (CDE) and board certification in ambulatory care (BCACP) examinations.

Learning Experiences
Core 
  • Orientation
  • Chronic Disease Management - Endocrine
  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Anticoagulation
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Special Endocrine - Lipedema
  • Business & Administration
  • Research Project
  • Professional Development/Academia
  • General Endocrine
  • Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program (optional)
Electives 
  • Advanced Academia
  • HIV clinic
Longitudinal 
  • All core experiences offered longitudinally

 

Clinical Responsibilities 

In general, the majority of clinical experiences will be gained through direct patient care services as part of interprofessional teams including physicians, medical residents, dietitians, and nurses. The resident will participate in providing advanced, direct, evidence-based and patient-centered care in various areas of ambulatory care. The resident also will participate in providing DSMES. Additionally, the resident will serve as a medication expert and resource to the health care team, providing requested and pertinent information.

Academic Responsibilities 

The resident’s academic responsibilities will include didactic teaching experience through formal lecturing and facilitating small group discussions for PharmD students. Experiential teaching will be gained through assisting in precepting PharmD students during IPPE and APPE learning experiences, assuming a preceptor role for PGY1 pharmacy residents, facilitating and leading patient case and journal club discussions, and clinical activities.

The resident will design, implement, and complete a research project. The objective is to improve the resident's skills in problem identification, investigation, and solution. The project must be approved by the residency program director and should be of such quality that would merit presentation at a national conference and completion of a manuscript suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The resident will have the option to participate in the longitudinal teaching certificate program, Teaching Certificate (PRSTL) Program.

Benefits and Financial Provisions 

The salary for this program is competitive with similar residency programs nationwide. The resident is entitled to all benefits provided to full time University of Arizona appointed personnel. Funds may be provided to help offset travel expenses to selected state and national meetings.

Salary: $48,495

Application Process 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be a graduate of an Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) or have a Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Committee (FPGEC) certificate from the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).
  • Have successfully completed an ASHP Accredited (or one in process of pursuing accreditation) PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program as confirmed by submission of a copy of their PGY1 Completion Certificate to the RPD no later than the first day of the PGY2 residency.
  • Be eligible for licensure in Arizona
  • Be a sponsored international applicant
  • On-site interview is required

The University of Arizona Residency Programs participate in the ASHP-associated Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for applications and the National Matching Service (NMS) for the residency matching process.

Please submit the following REQUIRED documents through the PhORCAS system by JANUARY 8th, 2018:

• Letter of Intent
• Curriculum Vitae
• Pharmacy School Transcripts
• Three (3) Letters of Recommendation (At least two of which need to address your patient care skills and time management)

ASHP Code: 81045
NMS Match Code: 747265

On-site interviews for invited applicants will occur in late January through February.

Contact Information 

For additional information about the PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program, please contact:

Maryam Fazel, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDE
Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Programs
Assistant professor
The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy
1295 N. Martin
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 626-4291
Email: maryamfazel@pharmacy.arizona.edu

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