The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is a 12-month program that provides specialized training in ambulatory care. The longitudinal practice site for the program is the Turley Family Health Center. Our program is integrated with the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency and is designed for residents to interact with other healthcare providers in the setting of a Patient-Centered Medical Home. We have a broad primary care population, including pediatrics and geriatrics. We strive to improve patient outcomes by promoting collaboration and interprofessional education.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Program

PGY2 pharmacy residency programs are built 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.

Program Summary:

The Turley Family Health Center emphasizes a team-based approach in preventive care and advanced medication management for acute and chronic health conditions encountered in the ambulatory setting. Direct patient care is the foundation of this program. Working with providers in the clinic occurs throughout the year. Additionally, our pharmacy clinic operates with collaborative practice agreements for management of chronic health conditions, including:

  • Anticoagulation
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Tobacco dependence
  • Obesity

Secondary practice sites provide experience in other important areas of ambulatory pharmacy. The longitudinal experience is integrated with a block schedule, including:

  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Management
  • Population Health Pharmacy
  • Transitions of Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Geriatrics

Other longitudinal experiences include:

  • Staffing for medication refill assessment and authorization
  • Teaching other healthcare professionals and pharmacy students
  • Project management including presentations, development of a formal business plan, and major research project.
  • Leadership development through participation in departmental meetings, workgroups, and committee meetings.

Elective rotations may include:

  • Medication Assistance Program
  • Pharmacy Specialty Clinic
  • MTM/HIV Specialty Clinic
  • Advanced rotations

Program Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical plan with prescription drug coverage
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Opportunity to contribute pre-tax dollars to a 401 (k) plan.
  • Life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage
  • Professional travel reimbursement
  • Team member discounts on a variety of events, programs, and tickets to area attractions

Requirements:

  • Participation in, or completion of, an ASHP accredited or ASHP candidate status PGY1 pharmacy residency.
  • Graduate from Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) accredited degree program or one in process of pursuing accreditation.
  • Ability to be fully licensed as a pharmacist in Florida within 90 days of beginning residency.
  • Online application through PhORCAS for applicants participating in the Match.
    • Letter of intent
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended.
  • The applicant must participate in an interview.

Application Process:
Residency candidates should submit all requirements for acceptance through the PhORCAS website. Once submitted, applications will be reviewed, and candidates will be selected for interviews. After interviews are completed, a rank list will be submitted to ASHP via the National Matching Service. The ASHP Resident Matching Program will provide the program with the matched candidates.

Deadlines:
PhORCAS application deadline:  January 10

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Program Leader

Tracy Johns, Pharm.D., MSMS, BCACP
Dr. Johns received his Pharm.D. Degree from the University of Florida in 1991. He subsequently completed his residency in Adult Internal Medicine at Florida Hospital in Orlando. He joined Morton Plant Mease Health Care as a Clinical Pharmacist in 1996 and then joined the USF Family Medicine Residency Program in 2000. He has been the Pharmacy Residency Program Director since 2013.

 

Questions?
(727) 467-2512
tracy.johns@baycare.org
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Why did I choose to complete a residency?
I chose to complete a PGY2 residency to pursue a specialty in Ambulatory Care. During my PGY1 residency at Morton Plant Hospital, I had a fulfilling experience being involved in the continuity of care in rotations such as Ambulatory Care, Transitions of Care, Long Term Acute Care, and Internal Medicine. I look forward to working as a trusted member of the healthcare team and enhancing patient outcomes in diabetes management, antimicrobial stewardship, and guideline-directed medical therapies. The rigorous yet rewarding structure of a PGY2 residency program would provide me with a unique skill set to pursue my career goals.

Why did I choose Turley Family Medical Center at BayCare?
My positive experiences as a student and resident within BayCare have reinforced what I look for in a residency program – one that offers diverse patient care experiences and a supportive environment to help me achieve my goals. With an extensive patient population and an integrated healthcare team that includes physicians, medical residents, pharmacists, and medical assistants, I knew Turley Family Health would prepare me to become a well-rounded clinician. I saw firsthand the dedication and support from the healthcare team during my rotation and interview, which solidified that this program is the right fit for me.

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