Program Overview

The PGY2 Pharmacy Residency in Ambulatory Care at Regional One Health is a pre-candidate status residency by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The 12-month program is composed of advanced ambulatory and inpatient practice experiences. Residents achieve professional competence in the delivery of patient-centered care and pharmacy services. The program purpose is to build on PGY1 Pharmacy Residency training and outcomes to contribute to the development of ambulatory care clinic pharmacists to care for patients with a wide range of conditions, and sit for Board Certification in Ambulatory Care (BCACP). To fulfill these requirements, required ambulatory practice experiences include:

  • Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia Clinic
  • HIV/AIDS Clinic
  • HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Clinic
  • Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Therapy
  • Internal Medicine Clinic
  • Hepatitis C Clinic
  • Specialty Clinics
    • Neurology
    • Sickle Cell
    • Rheumatology
    • Dermatology
    • Cardiology
    • IVF
    • Endocrinology
    • Urology
  • Specialty Pharmacy
  • American Diabetes Association accredited Outpatient Diabetes Education Class

Inpatient experiences offered include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine

During each experience, the resident is expected to perform independently and demonstrate proficiency in pharmacy practice. Clinical staff members with practice responsibilities in these areas serve as preceptors for the training experiences. The resident is expected to participate and develop competency in pharmacy managed patient care clinics and a Diabetes Education Program accredited by the American Diabetes Association, under the direction of the preceptors and the attending physicians.

During the program, the resident must complete a self-directed research project. The scope, magnitude and type of project may vary widely according to individual interests but must be completed in a manner suitable for presentation and publication. The resident presents the research project at a regional residency conference in the spring.

If not previously completed, the resident may participate in the University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Program. This program and other educational components of the residency program enables the resident to develop teaching and training skills by participating in education programs for patients, pharmacy students, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied health practitioners.

Application Requirements

Applicants should possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, have completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency and should be eligible for licensure in the State of Tennessee no later than August 1 of the residency year.  Applications are submitted through PhORCAS.

PhORCAS requires college of pharmacy transcripts, curriculum vitae, letter of intent application and three references, two of which must be from rotation preceptors able to speak to clinical problem-solving in direct patient care experiences (not classroom). References MUST comment on the following characteristics:  ability to organize and manage time; ability to work with peers and communicate; clinical problem solving skills; independence and resourcefulness; willingness to accept constructive criticism; professionalism. Deadline for application is January 1. A limited number of on-site interviews are offered to highly qualified applicants; all applicants are considered in ranking process.