University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
(ASHP Accreditation #82155; NMS Program Codes – Family Medicine Track # 514165; FQHC Clinics Track #514190)
PURPOSE: This PGY2 pharmacy residency programs build on Doctor of Pharmacy education and PGY1 pharmacy residency programs to contribute to the development of clinical pharmacists in the specialized area of ambulatory care practice. PGY2 residencies provide 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. Residents who successfully complete this accredited PGY2 pharmacy residency are prepared for advanced patient care, academic, or other specialized positions, along with board certification in ambulatory care. Completion of this program is intended to create individuals that are qualified to practice as a clinical pharmacy specialist and/or become a faculty member at a School of Pharmacy or Medicine.
The University of Colorado is an integrated academic health sciences center. In addition to clinical training, residents are involved in educational experiences focused towards the training of PharmD students, PGY1 pharmacy residents, and medical residents. Residents also gain experience in medical writing and publishing, and completion of a research project of publishable/presentable quality and an administrative project are required. Previous residents have had an exceptionally strong record of publishing their research and other projects.
There are two tracks for this residency: 1) Family Medicine and 2) FQHC Clinics.
For the Family Medicine track the continuity ambulatory care clinic site is the School of Medicine’s interdisciplinary Stapleton Family Medicine clinic. The University of Colorado offers a variety of ambulatory care clinic sites enables a well-rounded experience. The continuity clinic for the Family Medicine track consists of a longitudinal experience within the Department of Family Medicine Residency program at the Stapleton (aka, AF Williams) Family Medicine clinic, which is an interprofessional clinic. This rotation occurs throughout the entire 12-month period. Other required clinic rotations are in geriatrics, internal medicine, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and population health.
For the FQHC Clinics track, longitudinal and core experiences occur within the Salud Family Health clinics and Clinica Family Health Services, which FQHCs. Both Salud and Clinica provide comprehensive ambulatory care services to patients within the Denver-metro area. The school of pharmacy has multiple full time faculty members as a part of these extensive FQHC collaborations to provide healthcare to patients. These sites are primary training site for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Salud and the University are partners for providing clinical care and education for years.
Opportunities to provide care to Spanish speaking patients exist at the Denver Health, Clinica and Salud clinics. Elective ambulatory rotations include: clinical lipidology, diabetes clinic, psychiatry, anticoagulation, nephrology and pediatrics. Residents are expected to be a licensed Pharmacist in Colorado throughout the residency training period. Participation in the Colorado Pharmacy Residency Teaching Certificate Program and A Structured Program to Guide Residents’ Experience in Research is required. Opportunities to participate in educating PharmD students is also required.
REQUIREMENTS: Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (ACPE accredited), PGY 1 residency, Pharmacist licensure in Colorado
BENEFITS: Salary is $57,134 (2018-2019 stipend). Benefits include: healthcare coverage, 23 days annual leave (including meetings), and a travel stipend. Resident are appointed as Clinical Instructor with the School of Pharmacy. Limited staffing (an administrative project) is expected for the Family Medicine track only.
APPLICATION: Interested applicants should provide a letter of intent, CV, academic transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation using the ASHP Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (http://www.ashp.org/phorcas). Applicants are encouraged to apply to both tracks if interested in both.
Additional Salary Information: Salary listed is from 2018-19
About Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
At the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, our faculty members are preparing the world’s future pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists through innovative learning and teaching. Our researchers are leading medical discoveries that advance science and improve health care. We’re enhancing culture and community through programs that reach urban and rural Coloradans. And our collaborations in research, patient care and community service are helping to ensure the health and wellness of Colorado and beyond. Nationally recognized for its leadership in pharmacy education and its strong commitment to developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy has achieved many milestones in its 100-plus year history including being ranked in the top 20 percent of all schools of pharmacy in the country, and twelfth in the nation for total NIH funding. Located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, the University of Colorado is the only completely new education, research and patient care facility in the nation today.