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 Clinic is a 12-month training program. This program is currently in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Candidate Status.

A pharmacist completing the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program will be well-prepared to provide direct patient care in an ambulatory care setting. Furthermore, the program prepares residents for positions as a diabetes education program coordinator, clinical coordinator, and/or faculty member with a focus on ambulatory care pharmacy practice. The program is designed to provide PGY1 residency graduates with clinical experience in the specialized role of pharmacists in an endocrinology focused ambulatory care setting. Residents will be provided with knowledge/experience in the development of a collaborative interprofessional practice and expansion of new ambulatory care services. Upon successful completion of the residency program, a certificate will be awarded to the resident by the college and the clinic.

Number of Positions: 
2
About The Program 

The program emphasizes ambulatory care interprofessional clinical practice consisting of ten months of core (required), longitudinal learning experiences in specific aspects of ambulatory care pharmacy practice and two months of elective opportunities. The core and elective experiences will provide a foundation for quality clinical practice in ambulatory care setting. It provides advanced/specialized clinical skills in the area of endocrinology and Diabetes Self Management Education. In addition, this program provides opportunities to the resident to further learn and apply teaching and research techniques. This residency training also prepares the resident for the certified diabetes educator (CDE) and board certification in ambulatory care (BCACP) certificate examinations.  

Learning Experiences
Core 
  • Chronic disease management -Endocrine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Special Endocrine-Lipedema
  • Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S)
  • Business & Administration
  • Research Project
  • Professional Activity/Teaching/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 an interprofessional team of endocrinologists, endocrinology fellows, medical residents, dietitians, and nurses in a specialty ambulatory care setting.  The resident will participate in providing direct, evidence-based, patient-centered care in an interprofessional ambulatory care setting.  The resident also will participate in providing DSME/S. Additionally, the resident will serve as a medication expert/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 teaching/case discussions for PharmD students.  Experiential teaching will be gained through assisting in precepting PharmD students during IPPE and APPE learning experiences, facilitating/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 

The applicant for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency should:
• Have graduated from a PharmD program
• Completed of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency program
• Be eligible for licensure in Arizona
Be a sponsored international applicant
• On-site interview is required
Suspension of these criteria may be allowed for exceptional candidates as determined by the residency director.

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
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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