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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Overview

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is designed to develop the competencies necessary for specialized practice in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy. The primary focus of the residency is the enhancement of patient care, education and clinical research. Upon completion of this residency, program graduates will be prepared to practice as an ambulatory care pharmacotherapy specialist and become board certified in ambulatory care.

With 16?primary care locations and more locations planned, Tampa General Medical Group (TGMG), a division of Tampa General Hospital (TGH), provides ample opportunity for the training of well-equipped leaders in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy.? Areas of excellence at TGH include but are not limited to the following:

  • Level 3 National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical homes Magnet Recognition
  • Participation in an Accountable Care Organization focusing on population health and team-based care
  • Busy 340B Outpatient Pharmacy with Specialty Pharmacy Services
  • Newly remodeled Infusion Center
  • Regional level 1 trauma adult and pediatric center for central Florida

The core of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is direct patient care based on the patient-centered medical home model. The resident will actively participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary practice to promote health improvement and disease prevention. Areas of focus include anticoagulation monitoring, chronic disease state management, comprehensive medication reviews, transition of care services, chronic care management and medication teaching. The resident will also have the opportunity to enhance their precepting/teaching skills while serving as the primary preceptor for both rotating students and PGY-1 residents.

The program director, co-director, and other preceptors involved in the training of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident have a proven commitment to training pharmacists in the management of ambulatory care patients.? Their backgrounds represent a diverse mix of experiences and training which include:

  • Ambulatory care residency trainingPhysician teaching residents in a classroom setting
  • Board certification (e.g., Pharmacotherapy specialist, ambulatory care specialist)
  • Anticoagulation care provider certification (CACP), medication therapy management certification
  • Certified diabetes educator and board-certified advanced diabetes management
  • Consultant pharmacist licensure
  • Emergency medicine, solid organ transplantation, pediatrics, infectious disease specialists

In addition to a focus on direct patient care, preceptors are involved in scholarly activities such as scientific journal peer review, active textbook and journal publication, platform and poster presentations, and research in the management of ambulatory care patients.? These practitioners are actively involved with local, state, national and international professional organizations (e.g., Florida Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Anticoagulation Forum, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators).

Program Sites

  • Clinical rotations will be completed at Tampa General Medical Group locations and/or Tampa General Hospital
  • Academic teaching experiences will be conducted at the University of South Florida

Pharmacy staff work together in officeThe residency program actively supports the Tampa Bay Residency Forum which is "an educational endeavor designed to provide a platform for area residents, directors and preceptors to network, grow professionally and provide a collaborative environment for Tampa Bay area residency programs."? ? ? ??

Core Areas of Practice/Longitudinal Experiences:

  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Transitions of Care
  • Academia

Elective Rotations:

  • Cardiology
  • Hematology/Oncology infusion service
  • Ambulatory Care solid organ transplant
  • Physician-led family/internal medicine
  • Specialty Pharmacy

Other Experiences:

  • Project/manuscript: Residents completing this residency program will be competent in scholarly activities through active participation in both service/research project management and publication. Residents will complete a service or research project, present projects at professional meetings, and submit a manuscript for publication in a biomedical journal prior to graduation.?
  • Staffing: Residents are trained to independently function as a pharmacist in the outpatient setting, supporting the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Chronic Care Management Services one weekend per month.?
  • Teaching: Pharmacy, physician, nursing, and student teaching. University teaching is available as an option
  • Ambulatory care administration

Program Specifics

Table of Program Specifics
Residency Program PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency?
ASHP Program Code ?
NMS Code 781465
Accreditation Status Accredited
Duration/Type 12 months
Number of Positions 1
Application Deadline January 1st (Please note this program will participate in PhORCAS)
Starting Date July 1
Estimated Stipend $51,500
Interview Required Yes
Training Site Ambulatory care clinics (multiple sites)
Owner/Affiliate Private
Model Type(s) Teaching
Tax Status Nonprofit
Professional Staff 4 ambulatory care pharmacists and 4 university faculty
Non-professional Staff Varies by clinic
Total Beds (Licensed) 15 ambulatory care clinics throughout Hillsborough County?
Average Daily Census n/a

Benefits: Competitive salary, medical insurance (e.g. health, dental), sick leave, paid vacation, retirement plan contributions, professional travel reimbursement, lab coats, resident office & computer, ACLS & BLS certification, and a GREAT learning experience!

For additional information about the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program and to send your application, contact

Jessica Bianco, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CACP, CPh
Pharmacotherapy Specialist ¨C Ambulatory Care
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Director
Tampa General Hospital
(813) 844-1389 (Office)