Intermountain Health’s PGY2 ambulatory care residency is an innovative and dynamic program committed to training the rising generation of ambulatory care pharmacists into leaders and innovators, equipped to advance the entire healthcare team and help patients live the healthiest lives possible. Residents develop advanced skills in patient care, interprofessional practice, education, and academia through a comprehensive rotation curriculum. Residents gain invaluable experience in program development by personally establishing, implementing and/or operating a new clinical pharmacy service in an ambulatory care clinic.
We use a combination of core longitudinal experiences to establish the skills needed to manage an ambulatory clinical practice and diverse block rotations throughout the year to allow for experience in almost any ambulatory care setting. From pediatric diabetes management to adult heart failure and transplant to geriatric comprehensive medication management, past residents and potential candidates often comment on the breadth of block rotations offered. Our program also emphasizes innovation and practice development through focused projects that actively expand ambulatory care throughout the organization.
Longitudinal ambulatory care practice management
Residents will work as ambulatory care pharmacists for two days per week throughout the entire residency year where they will get to experience managing and expanding an ambulatory care practice.
“I value the benefits of having pharmacy residents in clinic. They are eager to provide up to date, evidence-based recommendations to improve patient care, provide direct patient education, and help manage chronic disease states. They are a great resource for a quick question.” -Brandon Wintle, MD
Large variety of block experiences offered
Intermountain Heath is the largest healthcare system in the Intermountain West and has clinical involvement in every aspect of care. The PGY2 ambulatory care program takes full advantage of the system and partnering systems to offer experiences in any area of interest. In addition to the listed rotations offered, past residents with specific interests have been able to create custom experiences, such as chronic pain management or pediatric care.
“The Intermountain Health ambulatory care PGY2 has had a tremendous impact on my career. It armed me with the tools to become a successful clinician with the multitude of rotational experiences offered. The practice management and leadership skills I gained allowed me to feel confident in my abilities to move forward in my career in the ambulatory care setting.” - Joshua Rickard, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CDCES; Senior director of Ambulatory Care (CDTM) Clinical Pharmacy at NYC Health + Hospitals
Every ambulatory care site at Intermountain is based on a collaborative care model where the pharmacist works directly with the entire care team. Providers and other clinical staff are extremely supportive of pharmacist contributions and often invite expanded clinical roles when ambulatory care pharmacist services have been started.
“Having pharmacy residents drastically improves the quality of care my patients receive while making my life easier. Continuous glucose monitors, polypharmacy, applying evidence based guidelines, fine tuning blood pressure or insulin regimens – the residents help with it all. My patients routinely come back in better health, saying the residents were awesome to work with!” - Dr. John Morris, MD; Internal Medicine Provider Intermountain Alta View Clinic
- Graduate from an ACPE-accredited pharmacy program with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
- Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency
- Candidates must be eligible for Utah licensure
About Intermountain Health Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Services
Intermountain Health is the largest health system in the Intermountain West. As Intermountain Health continues to grow, so do our ambulatory care pharmacy services. Ambulatory pharmacy services include embedded primary and specialty clinical pharmacists comprehensive medication management, tele-pharmacy population health initiatives, and medication access support. Pharmacists are able to practice with a high level scope via collaborative practice agreements. Ambulatory clinics and services approach care with a patient-centered, team-based model with the collaborative goal to help each patient live their healthiest life possible.
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Excellence in healthcare aside, the Intermountain West is a great place to live, whether it be for a year or a lifetime. Utah offers numerous ski resorts, hikes, lakes and anything enjoyable outdoors within a short drive from downtown Salt Lake City. Salt Lake also offers a great food and beverage scene along with shopping, theater, sports, recreation and most any entertainment desired. The city offers safe, clean, and easy to access living throughout the area. Many of ambulatory care team came from outside the area and stayed because they love living in Utah!
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