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PGY2 - Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency

 

Primary Preceptors:  
Betsy Bryant, Pharm.D., CDE, CPP    betsy_bryant@med.unc.edu
Robb Malone, Pharm.D, CDE, CPP     robb_malone@med.unc.edu
Tim Ives, Pharm.D., MPH, CDE, CPP   tjives@med.unc.edu
                                                                             
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The goal of our Ambulatory Care Residency is to develop leaders in pharmaceutical care for ambulatory patients. At the completion of this residency the resident should acquire the skills to become a successful clinician educator and capable of performing clinical outcomes research.

Continuity of care in an interdisciplinary team environment is a major focus of the residency. The resident will be responsible for pharmacotherapy decisions, patient counseling, and monitoring of drug therapy to optimize therapeutic outcomes. Projects, clinical research, staff education, presentations, and publications are important components of the residency experience. Rotations are planned with each resident to maximize opportunities for learning and development of individual interests.
 
Emphasis is placed on providing the resident with direct patient care responsibilities in various primary care clinics to develop clinical skills, knowledge, and competencies. The resident works closely with three primary preceptors who have faculty appointments in the UNC Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine, and are Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (CPP) and Certified Diabetes Educators (CDE) in the General Internal Medicine Clinic. These preceptors have responsibility for patient care in the pharmacist managed Anticoagulation, Chronic Pain and Diabetes Clinics. Rotations include, but are not limited to: Heart Failure, Nephrology, Hematology, Hypertension, Geriatrics, Endocrine, Hematology, and ID/HIV Clinics.
 
The resident receives appointment as Clinical Instructor with the UNC School of Pharmacy, and serves as a Teaching Assistant for Pharmacy Skills Lab. Weekly, the resident leads a small group of pharmacy students in discussion of therapeutic cases, physical assessment, patient counseling, and communication skills. 
 
Each resident will attend a weekly seminar where fellow residents and students present current data on various topics to an audience consisting of pharmacy faculty and clinical specialists.  During the fall semester, all residents present one 20-minute seminar on either a pharmacotherapy topic or a new medication. During the spring semester, each resident will present a one-hour ACPE-approved seminar and a 20-minute case presentation.  The ACPE-approved presentation is held in the evening and open for the public to attend.

Residents attend the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Annual Convention, the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, and the Southeastern Residents' Conference. 
 
The Ambulatory Care Residency is a one-year program beginning July 1 and ending June 30. A Residency Certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of objectives and research projects.  The Residency offers an annual stipend, travel funds, hospital holidays and 15 days of paid time off (PTO) for the entire year, none of which can be taken in the last 2 weeks of the program. These days include all vacation, sick leave, interview days, and meeting attendance beyond the two meetings per year that are built into the residency expectations. The resident staffs the Central Outpatient Pharmacy every third weekend and some holidays.  North Carolina Board of Pharmacy Licensure is required. UNC Hospitals provides comprehensive malpractice insurance for all residents at no charge. and individual health insurance is provided through the Graduate Medical Office

 
Selected candidates will be invited for an on-site interview. Travel expenses for the interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

 

For additional information, please contact:

Betsy Bryant Shilliday, PharmD, CDE, CPP
Coordinator, Ambulatory Care Residency
UNC Department of Medicine
5039 Old Clinic Building, CB # 7110
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7110
Phone: (919) 843-4170
Email: betsy_bryant@med.unc.edu

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