PGY2 Ambulatory Care Program Design

The OHSU PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program is a full-time, 12-month program that provides residents with extensive training opportunities in primary care, specialties, practice management, and academia. The program offers one position for each residency class beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

OHSU offers a structured training program in a variety of primary care and specialty clinics. The program allows opportunity for focused areas of learning through elective experiences. The resident's knowledge base, past experience, and interests dictate the choice and length of experiences. The resident, program director, and primary preceptors jointly develop the resident schedule.

Residents receive a list of goals and objectives at the beginning of each learning experience. The residents meet with their preceptors to formally review performance at midpoint and end of the learning experience. A written report assessing the resident is prepared based on the ASHP Residency Learning System (RLS) using the PharmAcademic evaluation system. On a quarterly basis, the residency program director meets with each resident, providing an evaluation of his/her progress based on the comments of the preceptors, resident self-evaluations, and assessment of the resident's strengths/areas for improvement.

Service requirement

Consistent with the ASHP residency standards, the OHSU residency experience is primarily a practical, rather than didactic or classroom experience. After completing appropriate training, the resident will staff in the discharge and specialty pharmacies to further gain a deeper understanding of the medication procurement process (approximately four shifts per month). All residents must be licensed in Oregon within the first three months of the residency program. Visit the Oregon Board of Pharmacy web site for additional details.

Teaching opportunities

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, in collaboration with the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy, will participate in classroom discussions, lectures, and labs during the school's required and elective lecture series. Residents may also precept Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential students and OHSU PGY1 pharmacy practice residents on clinical rotations throughout the year. Additional opportunities are available to residents seeking additional teaching responsibilities through the Oregon Residency Teaching Certificate Program. The elective teaching certificate program is offered as a joint program by OSU College of Pharmacy and Pacific University School of Pharmacy.