Ambulatory Care Residency Program

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 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (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 Doctor of Pharmacy (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 ASHP, 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.

Learning Experiences:

Required Rotations:

  • 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
  • Asthma (Pediatrics) – University of Maryland Medical Center BreathMobile
  • University of Maryland School of Pharmacy – Teaching Experience (Teaching Certificate Program)
  • Administration – P3 eHealth Services
  • 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)
  • Progressive Cardiology Clinic (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center)
  • Home Base Medication Management (John Hopkins Hospital)
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic (University of Maryland Medical Center – President’s clinic)
  • Family Medicine Clinic (University of Maryland Medical Center)
  • Transitional Care Clinic (Baltimore Washington 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:

The application deadline is January 1.

Applicants must possess a PharmD 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.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (3)
  • Official transcripts

International students and permanent residents should contact before applying.

Residents who match to this program will be required to come to Baltimore in advance of the July 1 start date for campus orientation; these orientation dates are not known until mid-spring. These sessions are typically offered on select Mondays in May and June.

Program Director:

Charmaine D. Rochester-Eyeguokan, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, BCACP
Director, Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
110 N. Pine Street, Room PLC 105E
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 706-4336
Fax: (410) 706-5906