Ambulatory Care

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The purpose of the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Pharmacy PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency 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 practice.  This PGY2 residency provides 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 and into other advanced practice settings. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with attainment of Board Certification in Ambulatory Care Pharmacy (BCACP).



Description

This one-year position provides the resident with the academic rank of Clinical Instructor with the 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 certificate 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 Pharmacotherapy Services located within the OU Family Medicine Center. Electives experiences may lead to the resident functioning as a clinical pharmacist at other health centers and health-systems. The Pharmacotherapy practice site provides 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

    • Pharmacotherapy Diabetes – longitudinal
    • Pharmacotherapy Anticoagulation – longitudinal 
    • Pharmacotherapy Transition of Care – longitudinal 
    • Pharmacotherapy Wellness Visits – concentrated
    • Research – longitudinal
    • Teaching – longitudinal
    • Service Development – longitudinal 
    • Preceptorship – concentrated

  • Optional Elective Learning Experiences (as available)

    • Variety Care
    • General internal medicine clinic
    • HIV Clinic
    • Outpatient Oncology
    • Integris comprehensive medication management service
    • Nutrition


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

Becky Armor, Pharm.D. CDE, BCACP

Marcus Tad Autry, Pharm.D., BCPS

Susan Conway, Pharm.D. BCPS, CACP

Vincent Dennis, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE

Jamie Farley, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE

David Hawkins, Pharm.D., CACP

Michelle Liedtke, Pharm.D., BCPS

Micki Nadelson, MS, RD/N, LD, CDE

Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D.

Katherine O’Neal, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP, CDE, BC-ADM, AE-C

Sarah Schmidt, BCPS, BCOP



Alumni

Marcus Tad Autry, Pharm.D. (June 2018)
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Oklahoma City, OK 

Angela Jaglowicz, Pharm.D., CDE (June 2016)
Clinical Pharmacist
Anchorage, AL

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, Integris Health
Oklahoma City, OK

Teresa Truong, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE (June 2009)
Associate 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 Director, 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

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This residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists