PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy






Program Structure

The Ambulatory Care residency at Temple is designed to provide training and experience for the delivery of clinical pharmacy ambulatory care services within the primary and speciality clinics.  There is mix of block ambulatory rotations and longitudinal ambulatory care experiences. The block rotations are 6 weeks and sync with the schedule of the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPEs) of the 4th year Temple students. Elective rotations are selected based on the interest of the resident and availability. The resident’s experience is further enhanced through the completion of a major research project and teaching opportunities in the classroom and the clinical setting. 

Required Rotations

  • Internal Medicine 
  • Anticoagulation
  • Abdominal/Renal Transplant
  • HIV/Infectious Disease 
  • Hepatitis C (longitudinal)
  • Teaching Rotation for APPE students
  • Research (longitudinal)

Elective Rotations

  • Pulmonary Transplant
  • Transitions of Care
  • Neurology Clinic  
  • In-patient Internal Medicine
  • Medical Mission  
  • Others depending on interest and availability

Educational Experiences

  • Lectures to 2nd professional year pharmacy students. A lecture in the ambulatory care elective and the core pharmacist directed care course is required. 
  • Serve as the primary preceptor for the 4th year pharmacy students on clinical ambulatory care rotation. 
  • Co-precept 4th year pharmacy students on other rotations
  • Participate in two semesters of 2nd year Pharmaceutical Care Recitation course (small group teaching)
  • Participate in 3rd year Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience precepting
  • Other opportunities exist, including lecturing in physician's assistant courses at Philadelphia University, Grand Rounds for Internal Medicine residency program, and presentations at local pharmacy meetings.

The role of a pharmacist as an educator is emphasized throughout the program.

Professional Experiences

  • Writing and submission of residency research project for publication
  • Review manuscripts submitted to journals
  • Participate in multi site clinical research, as available
  • Network with Philadelphia-area ambulatory care pharmacists during semi-annual meetings
  • Attend professional meetings.

There is no staffing requirement.