PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency-Portland

About Providence Medical Group

Providence Medical Group (PMG) is part of Providence Health & Services, a large integrated health care system, and a leading provider of quality medical care in Oregon. PMG operates more than 40 primary care clinics in the Portland area dedicated to meeting the health care needs of the community. PMG’s Clinical Pharmacy Department is among the most progressive in the country, allowing residents to learn team-based, evidence-based care.

A Progressive PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency

pharmacyresidencyexcellenceThe Providence Health & Services Oregon Region PGY1 and the Providence Medical Group PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs received the 2015 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award from the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The ASHP Foundation presents one award annually, highlighting the achievements of select residency programs and their preceptors, staff, and practice sites which have demonstrated excellence and leadership in the training of pharmacy residents.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency offers patient care experiences in a team-based primary care setting with the core in direct patient care. Working under clinical pharmacy agreements, residents are responsible for initiating and adjusting medication therapy for a variety of chronic disease states. As a member of the medical home team, residents work closely with providers, support staff, medical residents and community partners. Residents also are involved in research, education, committee work and stewardship activities, and develop practice leadership skills.

Program Strengths

  • Recipients of ASHP’s 2015 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award
  • Flexibility allows residents to change schedules throughout the year based on their interests
  • Longitudinal learning provides structure and continuity
  • Face-to-face interaction builds relationships with patients
  • Collaboration allows residents to share knowledge and learn from other health care professionals

By the end of the residency program, the resident should be able to:

  • Establish a collaborative, interdisciplinary practice to provide evidence-based, patient-centered treatment
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate excellence in training and education
  • Serve as an authoritative resource for the best use of medications

Residency Program Purpose Statement

The purpose of the PMG PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program is to prepare ambulatory care pharmacist specialists to provide direct patient care as members of a collaborative interdisciplinary practice.

Residency Structure

Residents rotate through family and internal medicine clinics on a quarterly basis while also participating in longitudinal experiences.

Core learning experiences (all longitudinal)

Direct patient care. Use of clinical pharmacy agreements with a focus on diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, mental health, and pain. Most of resident time is spent in clinic with an emphasis on direct patient care and integration into the medical home team.

Health education. Residents share their expertise with primary care teams and pharmacy learners (APPE students and PGY1 residents). The goal is to ensure the resident can understand, evaluate and teach primary literature.

Practice management. Leadership and independence are critical skills for ambulatory care pharmacists. Residents will manage projects, take part in interdisciplinary workgroups and collaborate with care teams.

Evidence-based medicine. Residents are a resource for clinic providers and patients with general questions about pharmacotherapy, and also provide evidence-based responses to questions from providers. Residents provide certified continuing medical education for pharmacists and physicians.

Leadership/management. Residents will work with pharmacy leaders to improve pharmacy services across the health system.

Non-longitudinal experiences

The resident will complete non-longitudinal experiences outside of the core rotations. Geriatrics and endocrinology are required rotations; the resident will have flexibility to adjust other non-longitudinal experiences.

  • Geriatrics
  • Behavioral Health
  • Endocrinology
  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Managed Care

In addition to the core learning experiences, residents will participate in other activities to gain knowledge, practice-management skills, presentation and teaching abilities, and professional leadership.

To Apply

Complete the Online Residency Centralized Application at ashp.org/PhORCAS
Match number: 566065
Deadline is January 2, 2019

For More Information

Please contact the Pharmacy Residency Program Director:
Dara Johnson, PharmD, BCPP
Providence Medical Group
4400 NE Halsey St., 4th Floor, Suite 490
Portland, OR 97213