UK HEALTHCARE Ambulatory Care Residency
About the Program
PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) 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 program structure consists of longitudinal learning experiences with eight core ambulatory practice experiences as well as experiences in research, teaching, and practice management and development. Longitudinal rotations will be structured by quarters of the residency program allowing the resident to have in-depth experiences as well as provide continuity in care for the ambulatory population. The ambulatory care resident will provide staffing support including rotating through the Meds-to-Beds transitions of care program and providing support to the health system-wide medication therapy management program. The resident will complete at least three elective experiences with many opportunities in the diverse practice areas seen at UK HealthCare and its partner organizations. The resident will be expected to contribute to the development of a new ambulatory clinical pharmacy service or enhance a current service, which may occur at one of the core learning experience sites or other sites within UK HealthCare.
The UK HealthCare ambulatory care pharmacy resident program will use a flipped research model, allowing for the resident to be a part of two research projects relevant to ambulatory care pharmacy practice during their residency. The resident will be expected to complete a major research project including presentation and manuscript completion for a project, as well as creation and development of an additional project specific to their ambulatory care interests. The resident will have dedicated time for research to support the research requirements and will be supported through a research committee, including a research advisor and associate investigators.
The ambulatory care resident will be required to participate in a longitudinal teaching experience with UK College of Pharmacy including being the primary preceptor for at least 2 experiential students, facilitation of the Patient-Centered Care Experience laboratory for at least 16 contact hours, and delivering a minimum of 2 contact hours of lecture. Additional teaching requirements include presenting at pharmacy Grand Rounds, presenting to at least one interprofessional group during the program, and leading at least 3 topic discussions/journal clubs for other ambulatory residents and students. Additional teaching opportunities are available if the resident is interested. The resident is encouraged to complete the UK Teaching and Learning Program.
Application Deadline: January 1
Number of positions: 2
Starting date: July 1
Eligibility criteria: Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Residency, licensure in the state of Kentucky
- Complete online PhORCAS application
- Letter of intent
- Letters of recommendation (3)
- College of Pharmacy transcripts
- Primary care (Clinic 1)
- Primary care (Clinic 2)
- Diabetes & endocrinology
- Medication therapy management
- Transitions of care 1 – Meds-to-Beds
- Transitions of care 2 – Clinic based transitions of care service
- Practice Management & Development
- Staffing in Meds-to-Beds
Elective Experiences (3)
Adult cystic fibrosis
Maternal fetal medicine
Outpatient infectious disease
Pediatric cystic fibrosis
Additional opportunities are available through the Lexington VA and Bluegrass Community Health Center