PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in specialized areas of practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification, if available.
Description of Program:
VA Maine Healthcare System is comprised of Togus Medical Center in Augusta, 8 Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and 3 Access Point Clinics located throughout the state. The Bangor Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC), is currently the largest outpatient VA clinic in Maine and serves over 7,000 Veterans. The clinic offers a wide range of services including primary care, mental health, dermatology, cardiology, dental, optometry, audiology, radiology, lab, physical therapy, and clinical pharmacy.
The PGY2 resident will longitudinally manage patients in our chronic disease state management clinic and develop skills in managing dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, tobacco cessation, and anticoagulation. The resident will deliver care to patients in-clinic at the Bangor CBOC, and remotely to patients at our outlying Rural Health clinics with use of telephone and clinical video telehealth. The primary clinical site is in Bangor, however the resident may complete elective rotations at the Togus Medical Center or other CBOC.
This PGY2 program provides a specialty level training from our experienced preceptors that results in a greater depth of knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities in the area of clinical pharmacy services and leadership in the ambulatory care setting. These established pharmacy clinics will present the Resident with daily opportunities of clinical challenge and professional growth.
Ambulatory Care/PACT Clinic
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Medication Use Evaluation
Residency Research Project
Outpatient Mental Health
Home-Based Primary Care
13 days (vacation and sick)
10 paid Holidays
Health, dental, and vision insurance
No staffing requirement
Opportunities for telework
Paid leave to attend ASHP Midyear Meeting
Completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Residency
Licensed pharmacist in any state within the U.S.
U.S. Citizenship required
Application via PhORCAS with the following:
Letter of intent
Three letters of recommendation
Completed application form
Applicants must be registered with the ASHP Matching Program. This residency site agrees to and abides by the rules of the Match including that no person at this site will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.
About VA Maine Healthcare System PGY-2 Ambulatory Care