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.
In this ASHP-accredited residency program, 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.
Because this residency program is accredited by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the resident will complete the following ASHP-established outcomes:
- Establish a collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
- In a collaborative interdisciplinary ambulatory practice provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment for chronic and/or acute illnesses in all degrees of complexity.
- Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills.
- Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention.
- Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training.
- Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications.
- Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting.
Additionally, our program adheres to the Goals and Objectives for a Post-Graduate Year Two Program in Ambulatory Care set forth by ASHP. These Goals and Objectives can be found in the ASHP Residency Accreditation Regulations and Standards.
- University of Maryland Medical Center – Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology
- University of Maryland School of Pharmacy P3 eHealth Services
- 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
- University of Maryland School of Pharmacy – Teaching Experience (Teaching Certificate Program)
- 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)
- Home Base Medication Management (John Hopkins Hospital)
- Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic (University of Maryland Medical Center – President’s clinic)
- General Pediatric Clinic (University of Maryland Midtown campus)
- Family Medicine Clinic (University of Maryland 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
Applicants must possess a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and have completed an ASHP-accredited residency in pharmacy practice. The resident will be required to become a licensed pharmacist in the state of Maryland.
Applications for this program will only be accepted through PhORCAS. Reference writers should use the standard reference template in PhORCAS.
- Letter of intent
- Curriculum vitae
- Letters of recommendation (3)
- Official transcripts
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
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