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Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY2) in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy

New Mexico is at the forefront of advanced practice licensure in pharmacy. New Mexico pharmacists may gain prescriptive authority as pharmacist clinicians (PhCs) and function as advanced practice clinicians at Presbyterian. Ambulatory care residents will complete requirements for PhC, including physical assessment coursework, documentation of patient contact hours, and development of a practice protocol. One PGY2 ambulatory care residency position will be filled each year. Residents who successfully complete this program will possess competencies that qualify them for practice in chronic disease state management in ambulatory settings and/or faculty positions and will be well-positioned for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.

Learning Experiences

The first half of the residency year is spent in primary care patient-centered medical homes under the supervision of licensed pharmacist clinicians (PhCs) treating disease states including but not limited to diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and pulmonary conditions, supervising anticoagulation services and performing medication therapy management.

The second half of the year adds specialty experience while allowing continuity in primary care. Unlisted experiences may be available based on resident interests.

Requirements for administrative activities, teaching/precepting, and the resident research project will be fulfilled longitudinally.

Core Experiences

  • Primary care/patient-centered medical home
  • Specialty care (select 2-3 electives)
  • Administration/practice management
  • Teaching/precepting
  • Resident research project

Elective Experiences (8–12 weeks)

  • Anticoagulation
  • Advanced Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • High-risk geriatric
  • Pediatric chronic care
  • Integrated medication-assisted therapy (substance abuse)
  • Psychiatry

Benefits (2022–2023)

  • Salary - approximately $55,000
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 14 days of paid time off and 6 holidays
  • Registration, travel, and housing expenses covered for the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and a regional pharmacy conference
  • Membership to ASHP and a state pharmacy organization
  • Physical Assessment for Pharmacist Clinician course

Program Details

Additional program details, accreditation status, and contact information are available on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Residency Listing site.

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