PGY2 Ambulatory Care

Program Director: Alvin Goo, Pharm.D.

The UW Medicine PGY2 residency in Ambulatory Care at Harborview Medical Center provides 12 months of training and designed to transition the resident from the generalist practitioner to a skilled specialized practitioner who can meet the multitude of challenges in primary care.  This residency will prepare the candidate to take a leadership role as an ambulatory clinical pharmacy specialist.  The resident will concentrate on developing and refining skills to manage and triage complex acute and chronic medical conditions in an interdisciplinary primary care clinic. The resident will focus on developing strong longitudinal relationships with patients, medical staff, medical residents, and attending physicians to provide comprehensive, coordinated patient centered care. The resident will develop skills in motivational interviewing, patient centered communication / assessment, providing pharmacotherapeutic recommendations, critical primary literature evaluation skills and successfully provide thoughtful 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.

The resident will be an instructor for the Pharmacotherapeutic skills class each week for the academic year.  An academic elective is available for those interested in pursuing a clinical faculty career. This academic elective prepares the candidate to succeed in a clinical faculty position at a college/school of pharmacy.