The overall purpose of the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency program is to develop competent, confident and empathetic ambulatory care practitioners who are also prepared to become a clinical track faculty or adjunct faculty member in a college of pharmacy.

Practice opportunities are available in general and specialty clinics in a collaborative practice environment throughout the Baltimore area to provide safe and effective drug therapy use to achieve optimal drug therapy outcomes. The resident will provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient centered treatment or chronic illnesses in all degrees of complexity in a collaborative interdisciplinary ambulatory practice. Graduates of this program will be uniquely trained to operate in both the outpatient and academic settings.

Didactic teaching abilities are developed through participation in PharmD education (including developing lectures to large and small groups, case-based assessments, precepting students and attending and participation in the Educational Theory and Practice class) while completing the Teaching certificate program. Residents will demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training. Research abilities are developed within the School of Pharmacy and may be in collaboration with any department in the school, which assists the resident to conduct a clinical, humanistic, or economic outcomes analysis of an ambulatory care service or course evaluation.

Learning Experiences:

Required Rotations:

  • University of Maryland Medical Center – Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • Chronic Renal Disorder Clinic (Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center)
  • Evelyn Jordan Center – HIV Clinic
  • University of Maryland Medical Center - Anticoagulation Clinic
  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic - Cardiology (Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center)
  • Asthma (Pediatrics) – University of Maryland Medical Center BreathMobile
  • Staffing requirement (two weekend shifts, every third weekend)

Elective Rotation Opportunities:

Each resident will have the opportunity to customize his or her residency experience with the program coordinators. Some of the available opportunities include:

  • Geriatric Clinic (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
  • Heart Failure Clinic (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
  • Pharmacotherapy Clinic – Diabetes (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
  • Chronic Non Malignant Pain Clinic (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
  • Lipid Clinic (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)

Other Required Activities:

  • Completion of manuscript suitable for publication
  • Establishing a collaborative interdisciplinary practice (hypothetical or real)
  • Promoting health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention
  • Participation in emergency preparedness for the clinic or state

Number of Available Positions: 1

Application Process:

Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.

The application deadline is January 6, 2015.

Program Director:

Charmaine D. Rochester, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP
Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
20 N. Pine Street, Room S449
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-4336
Fax: (410) 706-5906
Email: crochest@rx.umaryland.edu