PGY2 Ambulatory Care

The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at The University of Kansas Health System (TUKHS) is designed to provide PGY1 graduates the opportunity to accelerate growth beyond generalist practice and further the development of specialized practice care areas specific to the needs of ambulatory patients. It is assumed that the resident has already achieved a basic level of competence commensurate with that of a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency. The PGY2 residency focuses on developing the knowledge, attitudes, training and skills necessary to cultivate pharmacists who are competent and compassionate practitioners who are prepared for a role as an ambulatory care pharmacist.

Graduates of the residency have the capability to design, implement, and secure collaborative interdisciplinary practice agreements necessary for establishment and ongoing management of ambulatory practice. Graduates are empowered to treat and appropriately triage the most complex chronic and acute illnesses presented by ambulatory patients, while providing care within the context of a long-term health care partnership with both patients and health care providers that emphasize health improvement and disease prevention. Completion of this PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency will provide the practitioner the advanced critical thinking skills and clinical knowledge necessary to practice as an ambulatory care pharmacotherapy expert, to enhance ambulatory care services as a clinical coordinator, and/or to share skills with others by serving as an adjunct faculty member. Moreover, program graduates will be primed for ambulatory practice leadership to service as experts in medication prescribing.

Residency Program Purpose Statement

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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).

Length of Program: 12 months starting in early July

Number of Positions: 1

Ambulatory Care Residency Learning Experiences

The PGY2 specialty residency in ambulatory care is tailored to the interests and career goals of each resident. A variety of practice settings are available.

Required Rotations

  • Orientation
  • Hepatology / Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Infectious Diseases / Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Clinic
  • Neurology / Multiple Sclerosis Clinic
  • Pulmonary / Cystic Fibrosis (pediatric and adult)
  • Specialty Leadership
  • Research
  • Advanced Independent Practice

Elective Rotations (additional opportunities may be available based on the resident schedule and interests of the resident)

  • Repeat of any required rotations
  • Solid Organ Transplant (kidney, liver, and/or heart transplant) Clinic
  • Cardiology/Heart Failure Clinic
  • Oncology/Hematology Clinic
  • Pre-anesthesia clinic
  • Emergency department
  • Inpatient hospital rotations as appropriate

Staffing requirement

The PGY2 ambulatory care resident will cover the clinical assessment specialty pharmacist shift once per week in the evening. Responsibilities of this shift include clinical assessment, education, and continued monitoring / evaluation of patients prescribed specialty medications.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research
    • Each resident will complete 2 research projects; a major research project and a minor research project. The goal of these projects is to enhance the personal and professional growth of the resident while benefiting the pharmacy department through evaluation pharmacy practice.
    • Residents will present research findings within the health system and at regional and national meetings. Residents will also prepare a manuscript suitable to submit for publication.
    • Each resident will create or update an ambulatory care related policy, guideline, or standard of practice
  • Teaching and precepting
    • The resident will present ambulatory grand rounds once per rotation
    • Residents have experiences precepting students and residents on rotation
    • Residents have the option of presenting didactic lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
    • Residents will prepare and present drug and/or disease-focused lectures to ambulatory, hospital, pharmacy and multidisciplinary staff
    • Each resident will complete a continuing education presentation 
    • Residents have the option of completing a teaching certificate program through the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy 

Current Benefits

PGY2 Ambulatory Residency Director

Jennifer Loucks, Pharm.D., BCPS
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160
E-mail: jloucks2@kumc.edu

Application Information

PHORCAS

Requirements

  • Graduation from an ACPE-accredited PharmD program
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 (pharmacy practice, managed care or community pharmacy) residency before the beginning of the PGY2 residency year
  • Eligibility for licensure in Kansas

Deadlines

  • Application deadline: January 5, 2018
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to August 15th 

Checklist for Application

  • Photo
  • Letter of Intent
    • Topics you may want to consider: why you want to pursue this particular residency, why you have chosen the University of Kansas program, and personal goals that you feel the program would help accomplish
  • Completion of essay questions
    1. What do you hope to gain from completing this residency program?
    2. Have you ever felt like you were being asked to do work that was below your level of qualification? How did you handle this situation?
    3. How do you fit into your current residency program?
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • College Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendations and/or PhORCAS forms
  • PhORCAS Residency Program Application
  • ASHP Resident Matching Program Registration 

The program currently has a resident and is seeking accreditation. The program is currently under candidate status through ASHP.
National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 752665


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