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 by rotating through five required clinical areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Primary Care
  • Nephrology / Transplant

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
  • Refill Authorization Center
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Longitudinal Experiences Include:

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. 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 quality improvement projects throughout the year. 
Opportunities to grow skills in development and maintenance of clinical practice program will be a foundational element to the residency year. Residents will also be expected to participate in and contribute to organizational goals and priorities. Residents will learn about safety reporting systems, budget processes, billing for pharmacist clinical services, and more. Lean training and application will be incorporated throughout the year.
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 through the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
One Saturday every three weeks in our on-site pharmacy.

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.

If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact:

  • Rachel Waite, PharmD, BCACP
  • PGY2 Residency Program Director
  • 925 Seneca St, Mail Stop H3:PI
  • Seattle, WA 98101
  • Phone: (206) 583-6011
  • Fax: (206) 223-7653