Park Nicollet Health Services PGY1 Ambulatory Medication Management Residency

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Organization Type: 
Not For Profit
Program Type: 
Education Level: 
Postgraduate (e.g., residency, fellowship)
Educational Elements: 
Independent Study
Self Reflection Activities
Experiential not including services to patients
Experiential including clinical contact with patients
Program Description: 

Through the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Park Nicollet offers a one year ambulatory care residency program in medication management for first year residents.   The resident works collaboratively in a primary care clinic within the medical home team model to optimize patient’s medication related clinical outcomes.  Team members include physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurse care coordinators, and rooming staff.   Residents see patients in a direct patient care role in an established clinic and manage a patient schedule. The resident also serve as a resource to the clinic, answering questions, conducting trainings, and participating in quality improvement projects as determined by the clinic team.  The resident will further develop and manage the practice, including helping build a practice in a new clinic, requiring leadership, time-management and self-motivation skills. Training and development occur on many levels through the year, dependent on the needs and interests of the resident.   Being affiliated with the University of Minnesota, residents participate in academic days and residency seminars, select and complete a research project, and have teaching opportunities at the College of Pharmacy.

Park Nicollet was deemed a Pioneer Accountable Care Organization by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2011, which has allowed for the development of innovative approaches to health care delivery such as the integration of medication management within primary care. Ambulatory pharmacy services include pharmacy utilization and medication management and Park Nicollet currently has medication management pharmacists in 10 clinics, with future plans to expand to other medical home sites.

Program Results: 

This ambulatory care residency program is accredited through the American Society of Health System Pharmacists.

Targeted Professions
Ambulatory Care
Althought designed for pharmacistis, this program could easily be translated to a variety of health professions.
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: 
Assessment of biopsychosocial needs across the lifespan
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
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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