The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency at the Turley Family Health Center is a 12-month program that provides specialized training in ambulatory care. The Turley Family Health Center is the primary practice site for our program with opportunities to gain experience at other locations. The Turley Family Health Center is part of Morton Plant Hospital in BayCare Health System.

Turley Family Health Center is the teaching site for the University of South Florida Morton Plant Mease Family Medicine Residency Program. The ambulatory care residency is designed for pharmacy residents to interact with other healthcare providers in the setting of a Patient-Centered Medical Home. We strive to improve patient outcomes through direct patient care and interprofessional education.

Our program emphasizes collaborative patient care and advanced medication management for chronic health conditions with Collaborative Practice Agreements. We provide care for a broad primary care population, with rotations in Pediatrics and Geriatrics. Rotations off-site include Population Health, Transitions of Care, Ambulatory Pharmacy Management, and Psychiatry.

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care program is designed to ensure residents possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and eligibility for attainment of board certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy.

The Turley Family Health Center PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Program

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.

Program Summary:

After orientation to BayCare and Turley Family Health Center, residents begin a concentrated period of required learning experiences. Residents’ complete rotations in core subject areas that are essential to ambulatory care pharmacy practice. All required rotations are 4 weeks in length. If the resident wishes to repeat a learning experience, the learning experience will be considered an elective advanced rotation and the resident starts the rotation at the facilitating level. Elective rotations can be taken in May and June. There are 8 weeks of elective time.

The residency is designed to provide residents with the opportunity to work with physicians and mid-level providers to assure rational prescribing of medications, work with patients to enhance their knowledge of the medications they receive, and partner with nurses and medical assistants to improve the overall safety of medication use.

Teaching is included in longitudinal experiences throughout the year. University of South Florida pharmacy students may choose the Turley Family Health Center as a site for their ambulatory care rotation. Project management is also included in the longitudinal curriculum. This includes presentations and other projects, including a major research project. The resident’s research will be presented at the Florida Residency Conference and will be submitted for publication. The resident will certainly develop oral and written communication skills as they participate in committees and experience pharmacy practice throughout the healthcare system.

The PGY2 residency program core rotations include:

  • Orientation
  • Pharmacy Referral Clinic
  • Family Medicine Clinic
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Population Health (off-site)
  • Transitions of Care (off-site)
  • Ambulatory Pharmacy Management (off-site)
  • Psychiatry (off-site)
  • Longitudinal Practice
  • Longitudinal Projects

Elective rotations may include:

  • Advanced Rotations
  • Infectious Disease
  • Cardiology

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 for FRC and ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
  • Team member discounts on a variety of events, programs, and tickets to area attractions

Requirements for Acceptance:

  • The applicant must participate in the Match process
  • Online application through PhORCAS
    • Letter of intent
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts from all colleges of pharmacy attended
  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE accredited college of pharmacy or one in process of pursuing accreditation
  • Successful completion of an ASHP accredited PGY1 residency prior to the start of the PGY2 residency program
  • The applicant must have active Florida pharmacist license within 90 days of the residency start date
  • The applicant must participate in a formal 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.

 

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(727) 467-2512
tracy.johns@baycare.org
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