University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
(ASHP Accreditation #82155; NMS Program Codes – Family Medicine Track # 514165)
PURPOSE: This PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of ambulatory care practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in ambulatory care. Completion of this program is intended to create individuals that are qualified to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist and/or become a faculty member at a School of Pharmacy or Medicine.
The University of Colorado is an integrated academic health sciences center. In addition to clinical training, residents are involved in educational experiences focused towards the training of PharmD students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, and medical residents. Residents also gain experience in medical writing and publishing, and completion of a research project of publishable/presentable quality and an administrative project are required. Previous residents have had an exceptionally strong record of publishing their research and other projects.
There is one track for this residency for the 2019-2020 year: 1) Family Medicine
The first longitudinal rotation (entire 12-months) is a continuity ambulatory care clinic site is the School of Medicine’s interdisciplinary Stapleton Family Medicine clinic. The University of Colorado offers a variety of ambulatory care clinic sites enables a well-rounded experience. The continuity clinic for the Family Medicine track consists of a longitudinal experience within the Department of Family Medicine Residency program at the Stapleton (aka, AF Williams) Family Medicine clinic, which is an interprofessional clinic.
The second longitudinal rotation (entire 12-months) is Population Health at the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) System. Activities within UCHealth involve targeted strategies to improve quality metrics and care gaps for practices within the UCHealth system, ranging from Ft. Collins to Pueblo. However, this experienced is based out of the Population Health Pharmacy office on the Anschutz Campus. This rotation occurs throughout the entire 12-months.
Other required core rotations (3-months) are in Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
Electives are available in a wide range of experiences where University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus faculty practice (e.g., academia, anticoagulation, cardiometabolic clinical lipidology, diabetes, nephrology, pediatrics, psychiatry, resistant hypertension, women’s health)
Opportunities to provide care to Spanish speaking patients exist at the FQHC clinics. Residents are expected to be a licensed Pharmacist in Colorado throughout the residency training period. Participation in the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program and A Structured Program to Guide Residents’ Experience in Research is required. Opportunities to participate in educating PharmD students is also required.
REQUIREMENTS: Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (ACPE accredited), PGY 1 residency, Pharmacist licensure in Colorado
BENEFITS: Salary is $57,991 (2019-2020 stipend). Benefits include: healthcare coverage, 23 days annual leave (including meetings), and a travel stipend. Resident are appointed as Clinical Instructor with the School of Pharmacy. Limited staffing (an administrative project) is expected for the Family Medicine track only.
APPLICATION: Interested applicants should provide a letter of intent, CV, academic transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation using the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (http://www.ashp.org/phorcas). Applicants are encouraged to apply to both tracks if interested in both.
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited college; PGY1 residency; pharmacist licensure in Colorado
About Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.