Postgraduate Year Two (PGY2) Ambulatory Pharmacy Residency Program
This specialized residency is designed to provide pharmacists with a solid foundation in ambulatory care across an integrated health system, and to build skills as a health care leader. Residents will be accountable for promoting a culture where the patient comes first, contributing to continuous improvement in quality and safety, and expanding clinical skills as a provider. Upon graduation, residents will be prepared to lead and transform health care, as well as advance the role of pharmacist providers in the ambulatory setting.
Pharmacy residents will receive training by rotating through six required clinical areas:
Nephrology / Transplant
Pharmacy residents will also have an opportunity to complete elective experiences, which may include:
Advanced Primary Care
Refill Authorization Center
Longitudinal Experiences Include:
Leadership Residents will be expected to expand their skills as a clinical leader. They will be provided opportunities for personal growth, leadership development and pharmacy management. Opportunities to grow skills in development and maintenance of clinical practice program will be a foundational element to the residency year. Residents will also be expected to participate in and contribute to organizational goals and priorities. Residents will learn about safety reporting systems, budget processes, billing for pharmacist clinical services, and more. Lean training and application will be incorporated throughout the year. Residents will participate in a leadership book club with the PGY1 residents.
Project Management Each resident will complete two major quality improvement projects. One project will be presented as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Meeting. A second year-long project will be presented at a regional residency conference and submitted for publication. Residents will be asked to participate in various other quality improvement projects throughout the year and will be trained on Virginia Mason Production System's Lean methodology.
Teaching Residents serve as preceptors for pharmacy students on APPE & IPPE rotations, pharmacy interns, and PGY1 residents. Formal didactic training and teaching opportunities may be available through the University of Washington School of Pharmacy.
Staffing The current service commitment is Saturday every three weeks in our on-site pharmacy.
Requirements Applicants must hold a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited college and have completed, or in the process of completing, a PGY1 residency. They must be eligible for pharmacy licensure in Washington State.
About Virginia Mason Medical Center
Virginia Mason Medical Center is an integrated health care system providing primary and tertiary care. The medical center is nationally recognized for healthcare quality and safety and serves as a teaching site for pharmacy, medical, nursing, and other health professionals. The residents will have offices at the medical center's main campus in Seattle, WA but will also spend time working in several of our eight regional medical centers. Residents will work daily on an interdisciplinary teams providing patient-focused care. Our mission is to transform healthcare.