PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care

This residency will develop leadership skills and provide training and experience through exposure to various areas of ambulatory care practice, research, teaching, and service.

residency at a glance

Start / End Dates July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020
Residency Director Katie E. Cardone, Pharm.D., BCACP, FNKF, FASN, FCCP
Location Albany, NY
Practice Sites

- ACPHS Collaboratory
- Center for Rheumatology
- Dialysis Clinic, Inc.

Stipend $48,000
Benefits include ... - Medical Insurance
- Travel Stipend
- Ten (10) holidays
Residency Status The residency has an accreditation pre-candidate status with ASHP. The program will receive applications via PhorCas and will participate in the match. 
Application Deadline January 7, 2019 via PhORCAS

Overview

The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program from ACPHS builds on training from Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in ambulatory care pharmacy.

The program 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 in unique practice settings.

Residents who successfully complete this program will be prepared for advanced patient care and academic practice, along with board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP). 

Katie Cardone, Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency Program Director

Katie E. Cardone, Pharm.D., BCACP, FNKF, FASN, FCCP 
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(518) 694-7875
katie.cardone@acphs.edu

Jessica Farrell, Associate Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency Program Coordinator

Jessica Farrell, Pharm.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Co-director Steffens Scleroderma Center
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
(518) 694-7219
Jessica.Farrell@acphs.edu

program structure

Learning experiences are generally sequenced as shown below. Primary care rotations will be completed toward the beginning of the year. Other core (required) clinical experiences in ambulatory care will occur in two main blocks: September through November and January through March. December is generally reserved for an elective experience as determined in each resident’s customized plan.

The remainder of the year is comprised of elective experiences. Longitudinal rotations occur throughout the year and include ambulatory care nephrology; academia and teaching; and research and scholarship. 

MONTH(S) PRIMARY ACTIVITY
July Orientation to program; initiation at each clinical site
August Family Medicine
September - November Core Block #1: ~ 2 days per week at each of two core sites
December Elective *
January - March Core Block #2: ~ 2 days per week at each of two core sites
April Elective *
May  Elective *
June Elective *

* - Electives are selected based on residents’ needs and interests and may include inpatient pharmacy practice, medication therapy management, and/or subspecialty ambulatory care pharmacy. There are also opportunities to participate in public health outreach, transitions of care, and in local and national committees and foundations.

core clinical services

Signature experiences of the program include delivery of clinical services in family medicine, rheumatology, nephrology, and public health.

Family Medicine 

The practice provides care to adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients from an urban community. In the true sense of family medicine, interventions run from childhood immunizations through pregnancy and lactation to geriatric and poly-medicine. The most common disease states or topics encountered include diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and immunizations. Clinical focus areas include: endocrinology (principally diabetes, osteoporosis, hypothyroidism), geriatrics, gastroenterology, psychiatry, and pulmonology. 

Rheumatology

Primary residency activities will take place at The Center for Rheumatology. There are opportunities to participate in DMARD medication management; disease state management including arthritis, spondylarthropathy, vasculitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, preventative care, and practice management; and participation with local and national committees and foundations focused on rheumatic diseases. Clinical focus areas include: rheumatology, endocrinology (principally osteoporosis), women’s health, and neurology (principally pain management). 

Nephrology

The resident will have a pivotal role in the expansion of existing services at Dialysis Clinic, Inc. and Albany Medical Center Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. Services focus on transitions of care, medication reconciliation, and medication review among a multidisciplinary team. Clinical focus areas include: nephrology, cardiology (principally hypertension, hypotension, atrial fibrillation), endocrinology (principally diabetes and hyperparathyroidism), hematology (principally anemia), and infectious diseases.

Public Health

A signature experience of the residency is the opportunity to contribute to the work of the public health pharmacy team practicing out of the ACPHS Collaboratory. This team provides patient-centered clinical pharmacy services to a medically underserved population including health and wellness screening, immunizations, counseling, medication therapy management services, health literacy assessments, and educational activities. Services are developed and delivered in consultation with community health workers.

About The Collaboratory

One of the practice sites associated with the Ambulatory Care Residency is the ACPHS Collaboratory. This unique venture - literally a laboratory for collaboration - is a space where the College partners with local nonprofits to help address community health issues. The resident will be a member of The Collaboratory's Public Health Pharmacy team, working with patients on site and in their homes to manage medication-related problems.


Responsibilities

The resident will be responsible for providing clinical pharmacy services in various settings. This will allow the resident to develop relationships with patients and practitioners and to become adept at clinical evaluation and medication management in ambulatory practice.

A customized plan will be developed for the resident on the basis of previous experience and interest areas. The resident will also be involved with teaching, research, and service activities at ACPHS. 

Program Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Be eligible for a license to practice pharmacy in the State of New York
  • Have completed or expect to complete an ASHP-accredited PGY1 residency program

For more information, contact Residency Program Director Dr. Katie Cardone at katie.cardone@acphs.edu.