University of Cincinnati Medical Center offers a specialized residency in Ambulatory Care pharmacy. This ASHP accredited residency focuses on the provision of pharmaceutical care to a diverse patient population in a variety of different ambulatory settings including: general internal medicine clinics, private physician office settings, Center for Emergency Care, pharmacist-managed anticoagulation clinics, Infectious Disease Clinic, Employee Health Smoking Cessation, and heart failure clinics. Direct patient care activities are combined with outpatient drug policy and development, formulary management, and medication use evaluation, enabling the resident to function as an integral part of the ambulatory clinic staff.
Learning objectives for the specialized residency are focused on developing competencies in the pharmacotherapeutic management of common disease states encountered in the ambulatory environment. Concentration is placed on developing skills for disease-state management and education of patients with diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, and other chronic disease states associated with high health care resource utilization.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care specialty resident is provided the opportunity to participate in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning certificate program offered through the James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy at the University of Cincinnati (UC COP). In addition, this partnership with UC COP will provide our PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident with teaching opportunities that may include Intro to APPE case based course, Therapeutics Case Series, and skills lab. The resident will also gain experience precepting students during Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences.
The specialized resident will be exposed to a variety of outcomes-based research projects with the opportunity to complete a major project suitable for publication.