PGY2 Residency in Ambulatory Care

This program allows the resident to specialize in chronic disease state management, medication therapy management, and preventative care within the primary care setting.

residency at a glance

Start / End Dates July - June
Residency Director Alexandra Watson, Pharm.D., BCACP
Location Albany, NY
Practice Sites

- Various locations within the Community Care Physicians network

Stipend $52,000
Benefits include ... - Medical Insurance
- Travel Stipend
- Ten (10) holidays
Deadline Second Monday in January via PhORCAS


The PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency program through Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) and Community Care Physicians, (CCP) is designed to transition PGY1 resident graduates from generalized practice to specialize in chronic disease state management, medication therapy management, and preventative care within the primary care setting.

The program provides multidisciplinary patient centered experiences caring for diverse populations across the lifespan. Along with opportunities to hone direct patient care skills, completion of this program will produce residents who possess competencies that position them for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy (BCACP). 

The ACPHS and CCP PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program shares the core values of the college and medical group, which focus on a sense of belonging and inclusivity. The core values aim to establish a welcoming and inclusive environment and consider diversity as a source of innovation, enrichment, and strength.


Alexandra Watson, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Residency Director and Preceptors

Alexandra Watson, Pharm.D., BCACP
Residency Program Director
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Clinical Pharmacist - Community Care Physicians

The residency will be co-precepted by:

  • McKenzie Robillard, PharmD, BCACP – CCP Director of Pharmacy 
  • Kyle Guay, PharmD, BCGP – CCP Clinical Pharmacist 
  • Sheyli Tripathi, PharmD, BCGP - CCP Clinical Pharmacist

Program Activities

July Orientation at ACPHS and Community Care Physicians (2 weeks)
Pharmacoeconomics (1 week)
Comprehensive Medication Management (1 week)
August Academia/Scholarship (1 day/week)
Introduction to Telehealth and Chronic Disease State Management (4 days/week)
September Introduction to Family Medicine (3 days/week)
Practice Management (1 day/week)
Academia/Scholarship (1 day/week) 
October - June Academia/Scholarship (1 day/week)  
Family Medicine (3 days/week)
Practice Management (1 day/week)
*Electives options are available throughout the year as focused or longitudinal rotations and include pediatrics, pediatric neurology, rheumatology, managed care, advanced academia and others based on resident interest and preceptor availability

Direct Patient Care

The resident will work alongside primary care practitioners and other members of the healthcare team to enhance patient care. The resident will have the opportunity to improve patient care by providing disease state management, medication therapy management, preventative care, patient and caregiver education, and have the ability to address financial barriers to medication use. The resident will also be a part of other programs identified throughout the residency program. The resident will be involved in developing and participating in population health projects to assess disease prevention and quality of care. 

Professional Development

The resident will participate in activities that advance pharmacy practice within primary care. The resident will be a member of the Pharmacy Services department at Community Care Physicians and assist in growing the pharmacy program. The resident will learn first-hand about the payment structures that currently sustain the Pharmacy Services department within the primary care setting and work with the team to identify new and innovative ways to expand the program. 


The resident will participate in didactic teaching in large and small classroom settings, as well as experiential teaching of rotation students through ACPHS. If not previously completed, the resident may also complete a Teaching and Learning Program at ACPHS. Academic detailing will also be provided by the resident for clinicians within Community Care Physicians.

Practice-Based Research

The resident will be involved in research and other scholarly projects throughout the year.  The resident will complete a research project during the year that is expected to be publishable by nature and eligible for submission at a national conference.

Resident Qualifications

Before applying for the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency, applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited school or college of pharmacy
  • Have completed or expect to complete a PGY1 residency program
  • Be eligible for New York licensure. The resident must complete licensure within two months of beginning the residency.

An emphasis is placed on interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, and a desire to provide patient centered care in the primary care setting. The candidate should be self-motivated and display a commitment to professional development. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendations to PhORCAS by the second Monday in January. 

For more information please contact:
Alexandra Watson, Pharm.D., BCACP
(518) 713-8293 


The PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency conducted by Community Care Physicians, P.C. and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has is accredited by ASHP.  

About Community Care Physicians

Community Care Physicians (CCP) is the largest, independent multi-specialty medical group in the Capital Region of NY. CCP addresses the individual needs of patients seeking primary care, specialty care, urgent care and wellness services. The organization includes more than 420 practitioners, across 80 locations, and 30 specialties.