PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

The PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program is jointly sponsored by Baptist Health Louisville and Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and it has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP.  The program builds on the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency program to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice.  Residents are offered a variety of unique clinical training experiences at Baptist Health Louisville, which allow them to function independently and integrate accumulated experience and knowledge, ultimately incorporating both into the provision of ambulatory patient care services.  A strong emphasis is placed on academia, with opportunities for the resident to gain experience in teaching, facilitation, and coordination of multiple didactic courses as well as in experiential curricula at Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.  Residents are challenged to excel in a robust and supportive training environment that allows them to customize residency experiences based on their individual professional goals.  Residents who successfully complete the program are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.

Program Structure

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is a 52 week training program that is primarily longitudinal in nature.  Residency experiences include:

  • Orientation (1 month)
  • Academia (12 months)
  • Anticoagulation Management (12 months)
  • Emergency Department/Observation (2 months)
  • Heart Failure Clinic (6 months)
  • Infectious Diseases Clinic/Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (3 months)
  • New Service Development (12 months)
  • Outpatient Pharmacy Staffing (12 months)
  • Pharmacogenomics (6 months)
  • Population Health (12 months)
  • Research (12 months)
  • Teaching and Learning Program (12 months; required if resident did not previously complete in PGY1 program)
  • Transitions of Care (6 months)

Teaching Experiences

  • Facilitation and coordination of multiple didactic courses within the pharmacy curriculum
  • Delivery of large and small group teaching experiences utilizing didactic lectures, case-based teaching, and active learning
  • Development of assessment items, projects, rubrics and/or skill demonstrations
  • ACPE-accredited continuing education presentation
  • Precepting of APPE students and PGY1 pharmacy residents as assigned

Application Requirements

  • One PGY2 ambulatory care residency position is available annually on a competitive basis.  Baptist Health Louisville complies with ASHP accreditation requirements and utilizes the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS) for all applicants.  All applicants must be registered with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Matching Program and eligible for licensure in the state of Kentucky.  Applications and all supporting documents are due by January 6, 2023 to include:
  • One page letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Official transcripts from your college of pharmacy
  • Three references employing PhORCAS standardized reference form must be completed and submitted via PhORCAS.  It is required that at least one of the references is from the PGY1 program.

PGY2 Residency Program Director

Ryan Albers, PharmD, BCACP, BC-ADM

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program Director

Medication Management Clinic Pharmacist

502.928.6935

ryan.albers@bhsi.com

Residency Program Coordinator

Chelsea Owen, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director

Clinical Staff Pharmacist

502.896.7248

chelsea.owen@bhsi.com