Pacific Pharmacist Career Pathways
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The purpose of ambulatory care is to prepare the resident to refine and expand direct patient care skills, continue to develop leadership skills and learn the process of building a patient care practice with ambulatory patients. Residents learn to serve as primary providers of pharmaceuticals care for patients with a wide variety of disease states. Areas of focus may include inpatient and outpatient drug/disease services such as diabetes, cardiovascular, anticoagulation, and medication therapy management. etc. Pharmacists completing this residency will be competent, autonomous providers of direct patient care in multidisciplinary practice environments and may pursue credentials as a certified diabetic educator (C.D.E.) and board certification (BCPS), among others.
Here is an example of the training experience a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident would receive at Johns Hopkins University:
Design and implement services and take full responsibility for their ongoing management and planning, including skills to assess their success via outcomes analyses
Monitor the safety and efficacy of drug therapy in ambulatory care settings, including medical record review, patient interview, physical assessment, interpretation of laboratory data, peer consultation and patient education to achieve optimal patient outcomes
Work collaboratively with physicians, nurses, social workers, office staff and other health care professionals to prevent and alleviate medication-related problems and to optimize patient outcomes
Participates in patient and staff education, presents two ACPE accredited formal lectures, precepts pharmacy students, and complete a formal research project
Experience in community pharmacy operations including distribution and medication therapy management
Opportunity to participate in a Teaching Certificate Program which includes didactic, experiential and small group teaching.