This postgraduate year two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program is jointly-sponsored by Bluegrass Community Health Center and the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy. It is an established pharmacy residency program at Bluegrass Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center and National Committee for Quality Assurance Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home. This program is intended to foster growth of residents from a generalized practice to an elevated practice focused on the care of patients in ambulatory care settings. The purpose of the program is to develop clinical pharmacists with expertise in the area of medication therapy management, medication review, pharmacotherapy consultation, collaborative drug therapy management, transitions of care, medication education, medication assisted treatment, and other related services.
The resident will obtain a knowledge of therapeutic areas of emphasis in fully integrated, comprehensive preventive and primary care services through team-based care. The resident will work as part of an interprofessional team using a patient-centered medical home service delivery model and be equipped to care for special populations including those that are vulnerable, underserved, or diverse in a way that is culturally and linguistically appropriate. Through this longitudinal experience, the resident will train and care for patient populations within models that emphasize integrated behavioral health, population health, culturally-sensitive care, and interprofessional practice. The resident will complete the Teaching Certificate for Pharmacists through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in partnership with UK and will collaborate with UK College of Pharmacy faculty on practice-based research projects at the clinic. The resident will also have opportunities to teach and mentor UK College of Pharmacy student pharmacists through elective and advanced pharmacy practice experiences. Opportunities to provide didactic instruction in the College’s newly reformed and innovative curriculum will be provided as well.
Doctor of pharmacy degree; completion of a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency or general clinical residency; application, CV, transcripts, & letters of recommendation (via PhORCAS); eligibility for licensure in Kentucky. Reference letters should be written by preceptors (PGY1 and others) and a faculty member.
Additional Salary Information: Insurance, Vacation, holidays, Parking, Travel allowance, and other benefits included.
About University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is one of the top 6 pharmacy schools in the nation and continues to be a leader in pharmacy education, clinical care and pharmaceutical research. For more than a century, the College has attracted the best and brightest students from the Commonwealth, the United States and the world to train as pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and leaders in academia, health care, and industry. Our success can best be measured by the achievements and accomplishments of graduates from our doctor of pharmacy, graduate and residency programs who now serve as company presidents, industry executives, community leaders, valued health care professionals, professors and deans.