PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in advanced or specialized 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 that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in the specialized practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
This 12-month PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program provides residents the opportunity to accelerate their growth beyond entry-level competence in patient-centered care and to further the development of leadership and teaching skills that can be applied in any position and in any practice setting related to ambulatory care. At the end of the residency, the goal is for the resident to practice as an independent ambulatory care practitioner, to be a competent preceptor, and possess the skills necessary to develop their own ambulatory care practice. Activities involving direct patient interaction in an ambulatory setting, physician consultation, teaching, practice management, leadership are major components of this specialized ambulatory care residency. This residency is highly dynamic and customizable, allowing the resident to hone in on specific areas of interest while ensuring an advanced skillset of required/base knowledge is achieved.
The following requirements in service, leadership, management, practice development, and research are designed to enhance and further develop residents’ overall knowledge in order to become clinically and professionally competent practitioners by the end of the residency program. Residents will achieve ASHP goals, objectives and activities through participation in the following rotations:
Staffing and Continuity Clinic (Internal Medicine Clinic and Homeless Shelter Clinic)
Residents will participate and contribute in leadership and management activities for enhanced teaching skills and for professional development of leadership abilities, as noted below:
Participate in ambulatory care journal club
Teach/ precept pharmacy students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) and PGY-1 Residents on ambulatory care rotations
Create or update existing collaborative practice agreements
Serve as Co-Editor for the Ambulatory Care Drug Updates newsletter
Attend and participate in a hospital or ambulatory committee
Prepare and provide clinical or disease-focused lectures to ambulatory, hospital, pharmacy and primary care staff, as requested
Prepare and distribute pharmacy publications and professional ambulatory care drug information updates
Residency Project Requirements
Residents will complete and present research within the organization and regional or national meetings. Additionally, residents will compose research into professionally acceptable manuscript format for possible journal publication. Research activities are as noted below:
Medication Use Evaluation/ Drug Use Evaluation
Submission of completed project in written format is required
Presentation within the hospital at appropriate committee as requested
Presentation/Publication outside the hospital is optional
Longitudinal Residency Project that is suitable for publication
Submission of completed project in written manuscript format is required
Presentation of residency project to an appropriate audience outside the Pharmacy Department
Complete business plan for practice development project
Resident will adhere to the ASHP Duty Hours Statement, document duty hours as requested and contribute to departmental staffing, as noted below:
Resident will staff in his/her continuity clinic in internal medicine approximately one day per week providing medication therapy management and will work one session (1/2 day) per week providing medication therapy management as a part of a respite program at the homeless shelter clinic.
Hennepin Healthcare is an integrated system of care that includes a nationally recognized Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, an acute care hospital, as well as a clinic system with primary care clinics located in Minneapolis and across Hennepin County. The healthcare system includes a 484-bed academic medical center, a large outpatient Clinic & Specialty Center, and a network of clinics downtown, in the North Loop, Whittier, East Lake Street neighborhoods of Minneapolis, and in suburban communities of Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, Richfield, and St. Anthony Village. Hennepin Healthcare has a large psychiatric program, home care, and hospice, and operates a research institute, innovation center, and philanthropic foundation. They have been performing kidney transplants for over 60 years. The system is operated by Hennepin Healthcare System, Inc., a subsidiary corporation of Hennepin County.