This program prepares residents to successfully manage complicated medication regimens in a diverse patient population in the ambulatory care setting. The resident will work alongside a multidisciplinary team within a variety of ambulatory care sites at a safety net academic medical center focused on the care of underserved patients.

The purpose of the Eskenazi Health PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program is to build on Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in Ambulatory Care. The PGY2 residency provides residents with opportunities to function independently as a practitioner 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 Eskenazi Health PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency prepares residents to successfully manage patients in a variety of ambulatory care settings and demonstrate effective leadership skills. The goal is to help residents gain knowledge in pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, drug utilization and the pathophysiology of patients in the ambulatory care setting as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team. The resident will be exposed to a variety of teaching experiences to target various students and medical professionals at all stages of training through didactic lectures, lab facilitation, case-based classroom teaching, in-services, precepting and a teaching certificate program.

Upon completion of the PGY2 residency program, residents shall be able to practice as a specialist in ambulatory care pharmacotherapy by achieving the following outcomes:

  • Provide comprehensive medication management to ambulatory care patients following a consistent patient care process

  • Design and/or deliver programs that contribute to public health efforts or population management

  • Manage the development or revision, and implementation, of proposals related to the ambulatory care setting

  • Demonstrate ability to conduct a research project

  • Demonstrate leadership skills

  • Demonstrate management skills in the provision of care for ambulatory care patients and in the operation of an ambulatory care pharmacy service

  • Demonstrate excellence in providing effective medication and practice-related education

  • Effectively employ appropriate preceptor roles when engaged in teaching students, pharmacy technicians or fellow health care professionals in ambulatory care settings

ASHP Accredited Logo This PGY2 residency conducted by Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, IN has an accreditation candidate status with ASHP.

  • Salary and Benefits

    • $52,000 stipend

    • 29 days paid time off

    • Relocation assistance available

    • Medical insurance available

    • Excellent and diverse work environment

    • Office space with individual computer

    • Lab coat provided

  • Required Activities

    • Pharmacy Grand Rounds presentation

    • Ambulatory care pharmacy research project with manuscript for publication

    • Presentation of residency project at the Great Lakes Pharmacy Resident Conference

    • Completion of at least two 50-minute didactic lectures at Butler University

    • Completion of the Ambulatory Care Clinical Topics List

    • Multiple departmental and hospital-wide meetings as assigned 

  • Required Monthly Rotations

    • Orientation

    • Primary Care 1

    • Primary Care 2

    • Clinical Administration or Academic Administration

    • Academia

    • Research

  • Required Longitudinal Rotations

    • New service development in primary care 

    • Service (outpatient staffing)

    • Committee co-chair of an ambulatory care-related committee

    • Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program (if a teaching certificate not previously completed)

    • Longitudinal research project

    • Longitudinal teaching experience

  • Available Elective Rotations

    • Additional months of any required rotation

    • Antimicrobial Stewardship/Opioid Stewardship

    • Cardiology

    • Clinical Administration or Academic Administration

    • Endocrinology

    • Emergency Department

    • Hematology/Oncology

    • HIV/Infectious Diseases

    • Psychiatry

    • Specialty Medicine/Critical Care Recovery Clinic/Embolism Clinic

  • Teaching Activities

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will participate in teaching activities within Eskenazi Health and Butler University. The resident may also be involved with other teaching activities made available through Purdue University, IUPUI or other venues including in-services, topic discussions, patient education classes, electives or didactic lectures.

    Teaching activities may also include but are not limited to:

    • Co-precepting pharmacy interns and/or pharmacy students on experiential rotations

    • Co-precepting PGY1 residents along with the assigned preceptor 

    • Primary preceptor for a pharmacy student

    • Small group facilitation

    • Supervising/facilitating practical or lab courses

    • Evaluating oral presentation skills

    • Participating in didactic coursework, teaching experiences, formal presentations and teaching portfolio development for the Indiana Pharmacy Teaching Certificate (IPTeC) Program (if a teaching certificate not previously completed)

    • Interprofessional education 

  • Interdisciplinary Patient Care

    PGY2 Ambulatory Care residents will be exposed to the interdisciplinary health care team frequently throughout required and elective rotations. Depending on the rotational site and clinic experience, the resident will be required to work with physicians, dietitians, nursing staff, social workers, and case managers to provide optimal patient care.

    Residents also have the potential to be exposed to interdisciplinary groups and decision-making through the committee co-chair experience, longitudinal research project and various other performance improvement projects that are assigned throughout the residency year. During the longitudinal staffing rotation, the resident will work in the outpatient pharmacy and interact with front-line members of the above disciplines in answering drug information questions and helping to troubleshoot drug therapy problems as they arise when filling prescriptions. 


  • Application Information

    Requirements for Application:

    • Letter of Intent

    • Curriculum vitae

    • Three letters of recommendation

    • Official college transcripts

    • Eligible for Indiana Licensure

    For the 2021-2022 residency year, all applications will be submitted using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
    *** No postmarked application materials will be accepted***

    Application due date: Jan. 4, 2021
    Application will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an on-site interview

  • Contact Us

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