PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Program Director: Alvin Goo, Pharm.D.

The University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care is an ASHP-accredited post graduate program designed to transition the resident from the generalist practitioner to a skilled specialized practitioner who can meet the multitude of challenges in primary care. The resident will concentrate on developing and refining skills to manage and triage complex acute and chronic medical conditions in a primary care clinic. The resident will focus on developing strong relationships with patients, medical staff, medical resident and attending physicians to provide comprehensive multidisciplinary, coordinated patient care. The resident will develop skills in motivational interviewing, patient communication / assessment, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations, critical primary literature evaluation skills and successfully provide optimal rational cost effective care to ambulatory patients. The resident will have direct patient visits, practice under the collaborative drug agreement, and collaborate with the clinic providers, nursing staff, nutritionist, social worker, psychiatrist and chemical dependency counselor. This residency will prepare the candidate to take a leadership role as an ambulatory clinical pharmacy specialist. An academic elective is available for those interested in pursuing a clinical faculty career. The resident will be an instructor for the Pharmacotherapeutic Lab each week for the academic year, in addition to providing lectures and small group discussions throughout the year. This academic elective prepares the candidate to succeed in a clinical faculty position at a college / school of pharmacy.