This post-graduate second year residency in Ambulatory Pharmacy Practice is a flexible, directed postgraduate program of clinical experience in outpatient settings. The ambulatory care resident will gain a broad range of experience within an academic VA healthcare system. What sets this residency apart is its flexibility and continuity of care. In addition, the curriculum allows the pharmacist to pursue specific interests that best complement their career goals. This is achieved by choosing from a variety of core and elective clinical rotations that are structured to build upon previous learning experiences.
The pharmacist will participate in the direct care of those patients with chronic, uncontrolled disease. In all settings, patients are scheduled to physically see the clinical pharmacy specialist. The interventions may include: initiating and modifying therapy, ordering labs, providing patient education, and teaching the use of medical devices. Physical assessment and triaging skills will be used routinely. Preceptors and/or attending physicians are always available for consultation.
Clinical expertise in other subspecialty areas will be developed through elective rotations in additional specialized clinic settings. Other opportunities for the resident include precepting Doctor of Pharmacy students and first year residents and professional advocacy through state and national associations.
Eligible to practice pharmacy in at least one state
Selection is based on professional competence, scholastic achievement, communication skills, clinical practice and research interests, and career goals.
All application materials should be submitted through ASHP PhORCAS
Personal letter of intent
Three letters of reference
Official pharmacy school transcript
About The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy is one of the premier institutions of pharmaceutical education and research in the country. Pharmacists have significant responsibility for managing drug therapy, counseling on medication use, and monitoring drug therapy outcomes. Our Doctor of Pharmacy program prepares future practitioners to meet these challenges as lifelong learners and leaders in drug therapy management. We offer graduate programs leading to research-focused M.S. or Ph.D. degrees in pharmacy including the inter-institutional Ph.D. program in translational research. An exceptional faculty brings cutting edge research and clinical expertise to the classroom and supervise student-learning experiences in both patient care and research. Our students are tomorrow’s pharmacy leaders. What starts here truly changes the world.
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