The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at Henry Ford Hospital is a 12-month, structured PGY-2 residency. This PGY-2 pharmacy residency program builds upon Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of ambulatory care practice.
This residency will provide opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care. Residents will work alongside clinical pharmacists in both the ambulatory and inpatient environments allowing for pharmacist mentoring and modeling as well as for integration into the collaborative practice model with close physician and patient interactions. Residents will have the opportunity to enhance foundational skills obtained in PGY-1 residency via interaction with the center’s current PGY-2 residents in critical care, infectious disease, hematology/oncology and solid organ transplant, PGY-1 residents and longitudinal advanced pharmacy practice (LAPP) students.
Residents who successfully complete this PGY-2 pharmacy residency will be prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in ambulatory care. Completion of this residency is intended to create individuals that are qualified to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist in the ambulatory care setting and/or become faculty members at a School of Pharmacy or Medicine. This residency will provide residents with opportunities to conceptualize, integrate, and transform accumulated experiences and knowledge into skill, competence, and confidence in providing safe, efficient, and cost-effective patient care.
Transitional Phase: Orientation (4 weeks)
Ambulatory Care Orientation Block (4 weeks each):
Internal Medicine (Population Health), Pulmonary, Cardiology
Ambulatory Care Blocks 1, 2, and 3 (longitudinal experiences):
Internal Medicine (Population Health) – 2 to 3 days per week
Pulmonary – 1 to 2 days per week
Cardiology – 1 to 2 days per week
Elective Block (4 weeks) may include:
Dialysis, Psychiatry , Specialty Pharmacy, Transitions of Care
Drug Information, Practice Management/Pharmacy Administration
Complete two practice-based research projects
Participate in staffing and clinical pharmacy services every 3rd weekend
Participate in Department of Pharmacy Curbside Consult Program
Two ACPE accredited Continuing Education Seminars
Participation in bi-weekly Pharmacy Case Conference and Journal Clubs
Presentation at Great Lakes Regional Residency Conference
Participation in Teaching Certificate program through Wayne State University (optional)
Participation in HFH Interactive Clinical Education program (optional)
Present lectures at WSU College of Pharmacy (optional)
Applicants must be a Pharm.D. graduate of an ACPE-accredited college of pharmacy and must be eligible for licensure in Michigan. All applicants must also be currently participating in, and be in good standing in, an ASHP-accredited PGY-1 program with expected completion by the end of June of the year.
Academic transcripts, letter of intent/personal statement, three professional references and curriculum vitae should be submitted to PHORCAS. The application deadline is January 1st. Interviews are required.
Additional Salary Information: The resident receives health insurance, sick leave, paid vacation, free parking, and professional travel reimbursement.
About Henry Ford Hospital
Henry Ford Health System consists of 5 acute care hospitals, the Henry Ford Medical Group, 28 Henry Ford Medical centers, 3 Behavioral Health facilities, and the Health Alliance Insurance Plan.