Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency Program

This specialized residency is designed to provide pharmacists with a solid foundation in ambulatory care across an integrated health system, and to build skills as a health care leader. Residents will be accountable for promoting a culture where the patient comes first, contributing to continuous improvement in quality and safety, and expanding clinical skills as a provider. Upon graduation, residents will be prepared to lead and transform health care, as well as advance the role of pharmacist providers in the ambulatory setting.

Pharmacy residents will receive training in eight required areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neurology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care
  • Renal Transplant
  • Leadership
  • Pharmacy Practice Management

Pharmacy residents will also have an opportunity to complete elective rotations, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced rotations in any core experiences
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Medication Safety
  • Oncology
  • Refill Authorization Center
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Longitudinal Experiences Include:

QUALITY AND INNOVATION
Each resident will complete two major quality improvement projects. One project will be presented as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting. A second year-long project will be presented at the regional residency conference (Western States Conference) and submitted for publication. Residents will be asked to participate in various other projects throughout the year. 
 
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
Residents will be expected to expand their skills as a clinical leader. They will be provided opportunities for personal growth, leadership development and pharmacy management. Opportunities to grow skills in development and maintenance of clinical practice program will be a foundational element to the residency year. They will also be expected to participate in and contribute to organizational goals and priorities.
 
Lean training and application will be incorporated throughout the year.
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Residents serve as preceptors for pharmacy students on APPE & IPPE rotations, pharmacy interns, and PGY1 residents. Formal didactic training and teaching opportunities may be available upon request.
 
STAFFING
One Saturday per month in a dispensing pharmacy


Requirements
Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college and have completed, or in the process of completing, a PGY1 residency. They must be eligible for pharmacy licensure in Washington state. 

The program has applied for pre-candidate status with ASHP and has not yet been given a match number with entry into PhORCAS. All application material should be emailed to Amanda.Locke@virginiamason.org by Dec. 29, 2017.  Applicants need to submit:

  • One-page letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three references focusing on clinical decision making, patient care skills and critical thinking skills
  • Two essay responses:
            1. Explain a time when you felt you were able to perform at the top of your skillset as a health care professional. Limit 500 words.
            2. Describe what the future role of an ambulatory care pharmacist looks like to you. Limit 500 words.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact:
Amanda, Locke, PharmD, BCACP
Ambulatory Pharmacy Manager
PGY2 Residency Program Director
925 Seneca St, Mail Stop H3:PI
Seattle, WA  98101
Phone: (206) 583-6011
Fax: (206) 223-7653