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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Atlanta, Georgia

Kaiser Permanente Georgia’s (KPGA) PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency is a one year, ASHP-accredited program in the metro-Atlanta that prepares its residents to become advanced, skilled pharmacy practitioners who are qualified for a position as an ambulatory care clinical pharmacy specialist. Our hybrid program provides remote and in-person training in a variety of specialty ambulatory care pharmacy clinics within an integrated healthcare delivery system.

During the year, our residents work under a collaborative practice agreement in direct patient care and have many multidisciplinary team interactions. Residents will gain insight into providing comprehensive medication management in primary care and specialty outpatient practices. In addition to required core experiences, longitudinal experiences, and two block elective rotations, residents will present one continuing education program to the pharmacy department in the fall. Graduates from this residency program will be well suited to develop their own ambulatory care service in a variety of settings.

Pharmacy Services

Kaiser Permanente is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans, serving 12.6 million members in eight regions. KPGA serves 315,000 members, has a pharmacy department with more than 450 employees, and processes approximately 2.6 million prescriptions annually. KPGA’s pharmacy department has more than 50 clinical pharmacists serving in various ambulatory, managed care, and specialty roles. Our clinical pharmacy specialists work under collaborative practice agreements to deliver comprehensive medication management to patients with a variety of chronic diseases including diabetes, heart failure, CKD, and hypertension. Additionally, we offer clinical pharmacy services in our procedure suites, infusion centers, and acute care centers.

At Kaiser Permanente, you’ll find equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our mission — in our exam rooms, operating rooms, emergency departments, hospitals, and partnerships. This is who we are at our core. It’s a focus for our entire organization and it drives our work in the communities we serve.

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Learning Experiences

Core Experience

  • Orientation (5 weeks)
  • Ambulatory Care (5 weeks)
  • CE Presentation in Oct
  • Nephrology (5 weeks)
  • Anticoagulation (6 weeks)
  • Practice Management (3 to 4 weeks)
  • Cardiology (7 weeks)

Elective Experience

Choice of two 4-week blocks

  • Advanced Ambulatory Care
  •  HIV
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Oncology
  • Oncology Clinic and Managed Care Operations
  • Pain Management and Opioid Tapering
  • Specialty Managed Care
  • Additional opportunities based on resident interests and preceptor availability (e.g., acute care, palliative care)

Longitudinal Experience

  • Emerging Therapeutics Medication Use Evaluation (Jul – Feb)
  • Leadership and Professional Development (Jul – Jun)
  • Research (Jul – Jun)
  • New Member Consult (Aug – Jan)
  • Medication Therapy Management (Sep – Nov)
  • Business plan (Oct – Jun)
  • Geriatrics (Dec – May)

Requirements for Acceptance

  • Pharm.D. degree from an ACPE-accredited school/college of pharmacy (or one in process of pursuing accreditation)
  • Current participation in or completion of an ASHP-accredited or ASHP candidate-status PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Candidates must be licensed or eligible for pharmacy licensure in Georgia by the start of the residency. Must be licensed as an Intern Pharmacist or Temporary Pharmacist in the state of Georgia by start of residency. State Board of Pharmacy Web Link:
  • Candidates must be registered in the National Matching Services, Inc. (NMS) and participate in the ASHP Matching Program
  • Program NMS Code: 628465 and ASHP Program Code: 34007
  • This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant.

Application Requirements

    • Letter of Intent to include description of personal goals and reasons for pursuing a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency
    • Curriculum Vitae to include completed and anticipated residency and advanced pharmacy practice rotations; leadership, organizational, and community service involvement; research projects, presentations, and publications (include doi and/or hyperlink)
    • Official Pharmacy School transcripts, sent directly from the applicant’s college or school of pharmacy
    • Three letters of references/recommendations utilizing the form in PhORCAS; two of the letters from PGY1 rotation preceptors
    • Application Deadline: January 2, 2024

Additional Information

Find out more information about our program at these upcoming events:
• ACCP x SNPhA Virtual Residency Showcase on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, at 6 pm ET
• ASHP Midyear Meeting PPS and Residency Showcase, December 11 – 14, 2023
Click here to link to the Virtual Information Session:

  • December 11th – 10a.m. – 11a.m. PST (Local Time: 1p.m. – 2p.m. EST)

Interview Details

  • Selected applicants will be offered an interview
  • Interviews include a knowledge-based assessment, presentation, and panel interview
  • Interview Dates: February dates TBD

**This residency agrees that no person at this residency will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant**

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Apply using the ASHP standard application process on the ASHP PhORCAS website.

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Current Pay Rate

$52,000 Annually

Contact Information

Erin R. Himes, Pharm.D., BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Drug Use Management
Residency Program Director

3495 Piedmont Road NE
Building 9
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
United States
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