Ambulatory Care

The purpose of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Residency Training Program through OU Health outpatient clinics 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).

General Program Description

This one-year position provides the resident with the academic rank of Clinical Instructor with the OU College of Pharmacy. The residency will provide opportunities to practice in interdisciplinary as well as pharmacist-managed collaborative practice clinics. Learning experiences are planned to meet the individual developmental needs of the resident. 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.

Core Experiences

Practice Sites

The residency is offered and administered by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Pharmacy. Longitudinal experiences may include participation in the outpatient general internal medicine clinic and OU-affiliated ambulatory care sites, community engagement through the College of Pharmacy community pharmacies, transitions of care, and comprehensive medication management.  Additionally, residents will be expected to participate in a 1-week diabetes camp serving as part of the medical team.  



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. The research experience is longitudinal.


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 APPE precepting with a goal of primary precepting towards the end of the residency program. Teaching experiences are longitudinal.

Practice Management

The resident will participate in a month-long (at a minimum) experience focused on practice development. The resident will participate in discussions that facilitate development of a clinical service business plan that will be related to their future position.

Other Clinical Learning Experiences May Include

Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
Variety Care Federally-Qualified Health Center
Outpatient HIV
Outpatient cardiology
Outpatient oncology
Comprehensive medication management service
Anticoagulation clinic

Residency Program Director

Katherine O'Neal, Pharm.D., MBA, BCACP, CDCES, BC-ADM, AE-C, CLS, FADCES

Core and Elective Residency Program Preceptors

Becky Armor, Pharm.D. CDE, BCACP

Susan Conway, Pharm.D. BCPS, CACP

Vincent Dennis, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE

Jamie Farley, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCACP, CDE

Michelle Lewis, Pharm.D., BCPS

Misty Miller, Pharm.D., BCPS

Melissa S. Medina, Ed.D.

Sarah Schmidt, BCPS, BCOP

Nicholas Schwier, Pharm.D., BCPS


Jeffrey Henderson, Pharm.D. (June 2021)
Assistant Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy
Oklahoma City, OK

Kajal Bhakta, Pharm.D. (June 2020)
Clinical Assistant Professor, UT Austin College of Pharmacy
San Antonio, TX

Morgan Alonzo, Pharm.D. (June 2019)
Clinical Pharmacist, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Marcus Tad Autry, Pharm.D. (June 2018)
Oncology Clinical Specialist, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center
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)

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



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