PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Program Purpose 

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 specialized areas of 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 or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.

Additional Program Description

The University of North Carolina Medical Center, in conjunction with the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, offers a 12-month ASHP-accredited PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is designed to develop leaders in pharmaceutical care for ambulatory patients. At the completion of this residency, the resident will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide pharmacotherapy services to ambulatory patients and to serve as a successful clinician educator capable of performing clinical outcomes research and satisfying requirements for an assistant clinical professor within a school of pharmacy.

The residency program is designed to fulfill the ASHP Educational Outcomes, Goals, and Objectives for PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Programs.

Continuity of care in an interdisciplinary team environment is a major focus of the residency. The resident will be responsible for pharmacotherapy decisions, patient counseling, and monitoring of drug therapy to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Projects, clinical research, staff education, presentations, publications, and student precepting are important components of the residency experience. Rotations are planned in collaboration with each resident to optimize opportunities for learning and development of individual interests.

For more information contact:

Lauren McKnight, PharmD, CPP, BCACP

Lauren McKnightResidency Program Director, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency
Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner, UNC Hospitals