PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency (Indian River Hospital)
Location: Gifford, Florida
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy
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.
The Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares graduates in three areas important for a clinical specialist: clinical practice, precepting, and research. Not only will residents develop the clinical skills to manage complex chronic disease states in a variety of outpatient settings, they will also develop operational skills to initiate and/or expand clinical pharmacy services. Resident graduates will be ready to precept a wide range of learners and be able to conduct research projects from conception to publication.
The PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident will practice at the Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital; including hospital based clinics on the main campus, as well as satellite clinics. The pharmacist-driven ambulatory care clinics utilize consult agreements that allow pharmacists to initiate, discontinue, and modify medications for the disease states delegated by the physician. Residents will gain experience in a variety of practice areas, including: primary care, anticoagulation, cardiology, endocrinology, pharmacy administration, leadership, hematology, pulmonology, and education. Residents will care for patients in clinics, as well as participate in patient education, serve as preceptors, and provide discharge counseling. In addition to completing a research project and drug use evaluation/quality improvement project, the resident will present at the Florida Resident Conference, monthly Lunch N Learn seminars, and leadership journal club.
Pharmacy Residency Director for PGY1 and PGY2 Ambulatory Care
Nikki Brooks, PharmD, BCACP, CPh
Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital Department of Pharmacy
1000 36th Street, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 email: BrooksN4@ccf.org