Ambulatory Care (PGY2)

The Post Graduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at The University of Kansas Health System provides residents with the skills and knowledge to become a competent practitioner specialized in practice specific to the needs of ambulatory patients. The residency is designed to provide PGY1 graduates the opportunity to accelerate the individual’s growth beyond generalist practice and further the development of specialized practice care areas specific to the needs of ambulatory patients.

Residency Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the University of Kansas Health System PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program centers on the development of knowledge, attitude, training and skills necessary to become a well-versed ambulatory care practitioner.  The ultimate goal of the program is to develop pharmacists who are competent and compassionate practitioners who are prepared for a role as an ambulatory care pharmacist, to enhance ambulatory care services as a clinical coordinator, and/or to share skills with others by serving as an adjunct faculty member.   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. Moreover, program graduates will be primed for ambulatory practice leadership in order to service as experts in medication prescribing.

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
  • Cardiology / Heart Failure 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
  • Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant 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 every 3rd weekend. Responsibilities of this shift include clinical assessment, education, and continued monitoring / evaluation of patients prescribed specialty medications.

Longitudinal Experiences

  • Research
    • Residents will complete research and present findings within the health system in addition to at regional and national meetings. Residents will also prepare a manuscript suitable to submit for publication.
    • Research activities include:
      • Medication Use Evaluation / Drug Use Evaluation
      • Longitudinal Residency Research Project
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary practice development
  • Teaching and precepting
    • Residents have experiences precepting students and residents on rotation
    • Teaching certificate through the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy (optional)
    • Present lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy
    • Preparation and presentation of drug and/or disease-focused lectures to ambulatory, hospital, pharmacy and multidisciplinary staff
    • Continuing education (CE) program
    • Facilitation of monthly ambulatory care journal club

Current Benefits

PGY2 Ambulatory Residency Director

Jennifer Loucks, Pharm.D., BCPS
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Mailstop 4040
Kansas City, KS 66160

Application Information



  • 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


  • Application deadline: January 4, 2017
  • Must have a valid pharmacy license in the state of Kansas prior to July 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 form
  • PHORCAS Residency Program Application
  • Application for Employment 

The program is under pre-candidate status through ASHP for the 2017-2018 residency year.
National Matching Services (NMS) Code: 752665

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