PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Ambulatory Care

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency – Ambulatory Care

Description: The PGY1 pharmacy residency with focus in ambulatory care is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to work with physicians and mid-level providers to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nurses and medical assistants to improve the overall safety of medication use. The resident will gain experience in a variety of pharmacy practice areas. The primary site is the Turley Family Health Center and includes multidisciplinary family medicine clinics and pharmacist-managed disease state management clinics. There will be opportunities for writing and speaking, medication use evaluation, and formulary management. Completion of a research project is required.

Purpose Statement: To provide postgraduate training with the goal of producing pharmacists capable of 1) practicing in hospital and ambulatory care settings, 2) securing full-time teaching positions based on ability to lecture and precept pharmacy students, or 3) demonstrating interest, motivation, and competency in ambulatory care required for successful completion of a specialty PGY-2 pharmacy residency.

Core Rotations Other Elective Options Longitudinal Experiences
Orientation Infectious Disease Collaborative Family Medicine Clinic
Patient-Centered Medical Home Nutrition Pharmacokinetics
Administration (Inpatient) Geriatrics/Nursing Home Education/Teaching
Internal Medicine (Inpatient) Emergency Medicine Nursing Collaboration
Pediatrics Ambulatory Surgery
Dispensing Practice Experience
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Hospice Medication Safety
Women's Health Center Pain Management Process Improvement
Outpatient Cancer Center Drug Information

Immunization Services

Research Project:   A research project is a requirement of the program and is to be presented at the Florida Residency Conference. Ongoing written and oral results will be evaluated with the final results presented in publishable quality.

Benefits:  Health insurance, life insurance, paid time off, professional meeting fees and travel reimbursement, 401(K) and other team member services.

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • Completed applications are to be submitted at PhORCAS (Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service) and are to include:
    o    A discussion of your professional goals and objectives and your reason for pursuing a residency.
    o    Current Curriculum Vitae
    o    Three letters of recommendation using the forms provided in PhORCAS  
    o    Official transcript from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • The applicant must participate in the Match process
  • The applicant must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy
  • The applicant must be a citizen of the United States
  • Florida Pharmacy Licensure: Resident must be or become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Florida by October 1.

Contact Information:
Tracy Johns, PharmD, MS
Turley Family Health Center
807 N. Myrtle Ave.
Clearwater, Florida 33755
(727) 467-2512