PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

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

The St. Louis College of Pharmacy offers a year-long Ambulatory Care Residency Program for post graduate year 2 (PGY2) that prepares pharmacy graduates to practice in diverse ambulatory care settings and become entry level faculty members. The program features required rotations in a variety of primary care and other clinical settings – both public & private – as well as several elective opportunities for other primary care settings, veteran’s administration, and specialty services.  This program prepares residents to serve as an integral team member in the clinics, work closely with clinical pharmacists, medical residents, attending physicians, and nursing staff. The clinics primarily provide services to underserved patients from Missouri and Illinois.  Required clinical rotations include internal medicine and women’s health, including high-risk obstetrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. The residency provides a unique opportunity to become an active team member in a high-risk obstetrics clinic. The resident also has opportunities for elective experiences at other pharmacist-managed ambulatory clinics in the St. Louis area.

Program goals include:

  • Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary practice
  • Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, and patient-centered treatment for chronic and acute illnesses
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting
  • Contribute to pharmacy knowledge in ambulatory care

Residents participate in journal clubs, case presentations and seminars.  The program also provides educational in-services to pharmacists, medical residents, and staff physicians. A research or pharmacy practice project is completed during the residency year and the resident receives a faculty appointment at St. Louis College of Pharmacy and completes a teaching certificate program. Teaching opportunities for the residents include classroom presentations, small group case discussions, and clerkship precepting.  The program utilizes lecture and didactic training, along with experiential opportunities, as described above. Longitudinal training is also available for teaching, management, research projects, seminar presentations, and at an Internal Medicine Clinic and the St. Louis University Resource Center Clinic.

Targeted Professions
Ambulatory Care
Obstetrics and Gynecology / Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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
Development of effective, caring relationships with patients
Patient-centered care planning, including collaborative decision-making and patient self-management
Coordinated Care Competencies: 
Interprofessionalism & interdisciplinary team collaboration
Team leadership
Quality Care & Safety Competencies: 
Assessment of patient outcomes
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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