Ambulatory Care Pharmacy - PGY2

This innovative PGY2 in Ambulatory Care and Academia will embed a resident into a medical practice that does not have a clinical pharmacy presence with the goal of creating a sustainable and replicable clinical pharmacy service.

The mission of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency at the Mountain Area Health Education Center and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is to provide advanced training for the clinical ambulatory care pharmacist in the areas of comprehensive medication management and interprofessional practice innovation.  This residency will create a network of clinical pharmacists adept at infusing sustainable, replicable pharmacotherapy services into the physicians’ office utilizing advanced healthcare models. A strong focus is placed on strengthening leadership skills, research techniques, and pedagogical approaches in order to effectively share models of success with the medical community.

Residents will gain experience in:

  1. Establishing and growing clinical pharmacy services
  2. Teaching learners of multiple disciplines at various levels of training
  3. Developing leadership skills to advocate for the pharmacy profession at local, state, and national levels.
  4. Demonstrating quality and financial outcomes necessary to sustain and replicate services
  5. Managing population health
  6. Strengthening inter-professional relationships in team-based care

Ideal candidates are:

  • Experienced in caring for patients in the ambulatory care setting
  • Passionate about teaching the next generation of health-care leaders
  • Enthusiastic about team-based care
  • Able to adapt to a fast-paced, rapidly evolving health-care landscape

Learn more about clinical pharmacy "in practice" in this news story with PGY2 resident graduate and rural fellow Evan Drake, CPP, who has established her ambulatory care practice with Foothills Medical Associates in Columbus, NC. 

Status: Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) in Ambulatory Care and Academia
Number of positions: All 2021-22 positions have been filled through early commitment
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