Ambulatory Care Residency

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Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
Program Type: 
Standing Program
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Independent Study
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

The Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Residency program provides a diverse experience balancing clinical, academic and research opportunities in a physician residency training patient-centered medical home (PCMH) environment.   Based in a Family Medicine Residency Program Clinic, this program integrates training and education of physicians in training, student pharmacists, physician assistant students, social work students, and nutrition students. This residency program provides core experiences in family medicine, with longitudinal electives (1 day per week for twelve weeks) in a choice of three other areas of ambulatory pharmacy practice. Residents attend monthly clinic quality meetings in addition to participation in quality improvement projects.   There is significant resident participation in assisting patients in transitions of care, both in staffing requirement and daily practice. In addition, the program includes an innovative family medicine geriatrics clinic at a local nonprofit assisted living center.

Through this program, residents learn and practice the skills necessary to develop patient-centered pharmacy practices in order to advance family medicine pharmacotherapy practice in the state and throughout the country. In addition, residents are directly involved in patient care and acquire the skills necessary to become capable, confident and innovative primary care pharmacy practitioners and gain experience in providing education to patients, pharmacy students, physician assistant students, family medicine residents, and other health care professionals. Residents develop skills as clinicians, project managers, scholars, and educators.

Core experiences include clinical practice in the family medicine residency PCMH, with an emphasis on developing skills in the provision of comprehensive medication management, patient and provider education in family medicine, as well as development of the skills and knowledge required to be an educator of health care professionals and trainees in this dynamic setting.

The program is undergoing evaluation for accreditation through the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Targeted Professions
Ambulatory Care
Self-Reported Competencies
PCPCC’s Education and Training Task Force identified 16 interprofessional training competencies critical for preparing health professionals for practicing in team-based, coordinated care models such as patient-centered medical homes. Listed below are the self-reported competencies that this program has achieved, which have been organized by the five core features of a medical home as defined by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient-Centered Care Competencies: 
Advocacy for patient-centered integrated care
Cultural sensitivity and competence in culturally appropriate practice
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Comprehensive Care Competencies: 
Population-based approaches to health care delivery
Risk identification
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Care coordination for comprehensive care of patient & family in the community
Health information technology, including e-communications with patients & other providers
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
Business models for patient-centered integrated care
Evidence-based practice
Quality improvement methods, including assessment of patient-experience for use in practice-based improvement efforts
Accessible Care Competencies: 
Promotion of appropriate access to care (e.g., group appointments, open scheduling)
Last updated November 15, 2013

* Please note: Information contained in this database is self-reported by representatives from each program. It does not represent an exhaustive list of education and training programs and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement from the PCPCC.


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