Ambulatory Care

The goal of this ASHP accredited PGY2 residency in ambulatory care is to prepare the post-doctoral resident for a career in ambulatory care pharmacy practice with either a health care system or an academic institution. This one year position provides the resident with the academic rank of Clinical Instructor with the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Pharmacy. Learning experiences are planned to meet the individual developmental needs of each resident and includes opportunities to provide advanced pharmacotherapy services for reimbursement through collaborative practice agreements in group practices of faculty physicians and post-graduate residents and fellows. Residents deliver primary care to patients with diabetes, thromboembolic disease, and other disorders commonly encountered in outpatient settings. Residents will also be involved in transition of care management and annual wellness visits.  Residents are required to design an original research project and/or participate in ongoing research projects as well as present and publish their work. Residents are also required to complete a longitudinal teaching skills development program and are involved in didactic and experiential teaching throughout the program.



Practice Sites

The residency is offered and administered by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy. The resident will function as a clinical pharmacist in the OU Family Medicine Center, Oklahoma Heart Hospital Clinics, and/or the Variety Care Community Health Center. These practice sites provide primary and specialized care to patients of all ages and from a diversity of ethnic backgrounds and frequently use point-of-care laboratory testing. Diabetes education programs maintain recognition by the American Diabetes Association.



Residency Learning Experiences

  • Required learning experiences

    Required learning experiences

    • Pharmacotherapy Service – approximately 4 months and longitudinal
      • Diabetes, Anticoagulation, Annual Wellness, Transition of Care
    • Variety Care Community Health Center – 1 month
    • Nutrition – 1 month
    • Research – longitudinal
    • Teaching – longitudinal
    • Weekly Resident Rounds
    • Certification required to conduct human research on the OUHSC campus

  • Elective rotations include

    • Teaching rotation
    • Research rotation

  • Additional learning experiences (depending on availability)

    • HIV Clinic
    • Cardiology
    • Bone Marrow Transplant
    • Hospital Based Anticoagulation and Wellness clinic
    • Care Transition Clinic
    • Diabetes technology (Continuous Glucose Monitors and Insulin Pump Therapy)
    • Pediatric Endocrinology (inpatient and outpatient experience)


Research

Residents complete a research curriculum which includes the OUHSC Institutional Review Board (IRB) certification for conducting human research and specific research training sessions through Resident Rounds. Each resident designs and executes an original research project under the mentorship of their research committee, which consists of the residency program director, an expert in the practice area in which research will be conducted, and an expert in study design, data analysis, and statistical methods. Residents present preliminary research findings as a poster at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and final results as a podium presentation at the Oklahoma Residency Research Conference. In accordance with ASHP standards, residents prepare a high-quality manuscript based on their research findings.



Teaching

The resident delivers at least two lectures to healthcare professional students.  Residents may also assist with small group facilitation, lab work and/or course coordination. The resident will participate in experiential rotation teaching and will work towards independent precepting of Pharm.D. students completing the experiential portion of their curriculum. Teaching also occurs throughout the year as the resident delivers interdisciplinary presentations to the medical and nursing staff.



Residency Program Director

Teresa Truong, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE



Residency Program Preceptors

Vincent Dennis, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE
Heather Edwards, Pharm.D., BCACP, CACP
Jamie Farley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE
David Hawkins, Pharm.D., CACP
Angela Jaglowicz, Pharm.D., CDE
Micki Nadelson, MS, RD/N, LD, CDE
Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D.



Alumni

Angela Jaglowicz, Pharm.D., CDE (June 2016), Clinical Pharmacist, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah J. Payne , MS, Pharm.D., BCPS (June 2014), Managing Consultant, Vast Concepts Consulting

Nicole Avant, Pharm.D. (August 2014), Department of Experiential Education, University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy

Avery Wight, Pharm.D., CACP (June 2013), Clinical Pharmacist, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Christina F. Bulkley, Pharm.D. (June 2013), Graduate Student, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Heather Edwards, Pharm.D., BCACP (June 2011), Clinical Pharmacist, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Teresa Truong, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE (June 2009), Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy, Oklahoma City, OK

Jennifer Bird, Pharm.D. (June 2006), Clinical Specialist and PGY1 Residency Program Director, Dept of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Todd Marcy, Pharm.D. (June 2004), Clinical Specialist, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Amy J. Parker, Pharm.D. (June 2002), Pharmacy Chief, U.S. Air Force, St. Cloud, Minnesota

David B. Hughes, Pharm.D. (June 2002), IT Pharmacist, Gundersen Lutheran Hospital, La Crosse, Wisconsin



Accreditation

This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. http://www.ashp.org/