Pharmacy Residencies

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

PGY2 residents work with licensed pharmacist clinicians (PhCs) within the patient-centered medical home. Opportunities in primary and specialty care are available and flexible to meet individual interests. Residents also engage in ambulatory care administrative activities at high levels within a large integrated healthcare system.

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.

Additional training experiences may include: interdisciplinary collaboration with Presbyterian’s Advanced Practice Clinician fellowship program, Crucial Conversations® course, medical Spanish course, leadership workshop series, project ECHO, and the teaching certificate program through The University of New Mexico.

Core Learning Experiences

  • Primary care

  • Anticoagulation/Antithrombosis Stewardship

  • Specialty care (select 2-4 elective rotations)

  • Administration/practice management (longitudinal)

  • Teaching/precepting (longitudinal)

  • Resident research project (longitudinal)

Elective Learning Experiences (6-12 weeks)

  • Administration/Population Health

  • Anticoagulation/Antithrombosis Stewardship

  • Cardiology

  • Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology

  • High-risk geriatrics

  • Neurology

  • Outpatient infusion

  • Primary care

  • Rheumatology

Additional learning experiences may be available based on specific resident interest and Presbyterian initiatives.

Facility/Service Description

  • NCQA-recognized level 3 patient-centered medical home

  • Anticoagulation Center of Excellence

  • 850 primary care and specialty providers

  • Integrated health care system – hospitals, ambulatory medical group, and health plan

  • Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.


  • Salary: approximately $55,000

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off: 14 vacation days, 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

To apply...

  • Candidates must be an ACPE- or FPGECcertified pharmacy graduate and be eligible for New Mexico pharmacy licensure.

  • An ASHP-accredited or candidate-status PGY1 residency program must be complete or in progress.

  • The following information should be submitted via ASHP’s Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS):

    • letter of intent

    • official transcript of all pharmacy-related coursework

    • three letters of recommendation

    • curriculum vitae

  • Application deadline: January 5, 2024

  • An interview with presentation is required during phase one of the match.

  • The Presbyterian ambulatory care residency program participates in the ASHP Resident Matching Program.

  • One PGY2 ambulatory care residency position will be filled each year.

Things to Know About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a medical group and health plan. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with nearly 14,000 employees.

  • We serve more than 850,000 patients and members in communities throughout New Mexico.

  • We are committed to improving the health of our communities, from hosting growers’ markets to partnering with local communities on health issues.

  • From MyChart to Video Visits, from bedside barcoding to DoseEdge, Presbyterian prides itself on being innovative.

Things to Know About New Mexico

Like the easy-going pace of the Rio Grande, the spirit of New Mexico is laid back with mild days, cool evenings and people as calm as the sunsets. It is known as the Land of Enchantment for many reasons, perhaps the biggest of which is its rich heritage of Native American, Hispanic and Western cultures. This merging of heritages brings together unique food, art and traditions, while maintaining the distinct integrity of each culture.

The Community: New Mexico continues to grow steadily in population and features a low cost of living. The Culture: New Mexico’s unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos’ nuclear scientists, Roswell’s visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe’s artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great. We have everything from mountains, forests, canyons, and lakes, to caverns, hot springs and sand dunes. Our landscapes are as diverse as our culture.

Recreation: New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it’s all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.