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 advanced or specialized practice. PGY2 residencies provide residents with opportunities to function independently as practitioners by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge incorporating both into the provision of patient care that improves medication therapy. Residents who successfully complete an accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency should possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in that practice area (when board certification for the practice area exists).
The purpose of The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is to create a specialist in ambulatory care practice and leadership who is able to cultivate and manage an interprofessional practice and serve as a leader for the profession of pharmacy. The program strives to create pharmacists to become change agents who can develop, implement, and deliver patient care services. At both primary practice sites (PrimaryOne Health and OSU General Internal Medicine), the resident is embedded in an innovative primary care setting. Both sites are at the forefront of healthcare transformation and are utilizing pharmacists to provide high-value care to patients. The graduate will be well trained to participate in team-based care and educate current and future providers of team-based care.