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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

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Program description

The purpose of the PGY2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program at Novant Health is to produce residents who possess competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist positions in ambulatory or specialty care clinics. The program also positions residents to be eligible for board-certification and/or other certifications related to ambulatory care.

Our program is focused on developing well-rounded general practitioners and provides a full 12 months of training. During that time, the pharmacy resident will have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team of professionals and spend time in various outpatient clinics affiliated with Novant Health. The resident will also precept pharmacy students and/or pharmacy residents.


Core Learning Experiences
Primary Care I
Primary Care II
Coumadin Clinic
Stroke Bridge Clinic
Population Health
Clinical Forum
Diabetes Didactic
Drug Information
Community service
Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – Staffing
Elective Learning Experiences
Opioid Stewardship (Pain Management)
Medication Safety
Lipid Clinic
Clinical Operations
Heart Failure – requires travel
Primary Care Charlotte – requires travel
Inpatient Electives (see other Novant Health Residency Program descriptions)
Other Opportunities
Teaching certificate
Student/resident precepting
Didactic/lab discussion leader at College of pharmacy
Didactic lectures to third-year medical students
In-services, patient education, continuing education

Program completion

Upon completion, residents will have gained the following skills:
  • Direct patient care skills with focus on primary care
  • Project planning and execution skills
  • Leadership and presentation skills


Leave Availability
10 days + 5 additional days for interviewing
Health Insurance
Medical insurance provided with low monthly premium.
Vision and dental insurance are also available with low monthly premium
Child Care
On-site child care offered with a monthly cost (Forsyth Medical Center or Presbyterian Medical Center)
Employee discount program offers discounts on services and products from both local and national businesses
On-site parking provided free of charge
Professional Development
Support for participation at ASHP midyear meeting and UNC Research in Education and Practice Symposium
Additional Items
Support may also be provided for posters presented at an education or professional meeting
Additional items
Office space provided with computer
Personalized lab coat
Access to online and hospital libraries


Application information

Interested applicants should apply for consideration by using the Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS). Please submit your application though this service no later than program specific deadlines as outlined below.

Application deadline

December 31, 2021


Maryann Choy-Ames, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Program Director
E-mail: [email protected]

Sarah Palacio, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist
Residency Program Coordinator
E-mail: [email protected]