Residency Program

Ambulatory Care (PGY2)


Duke University Hospital provides over 920,000 outpatient clinic visits annually in a wide variety of primary care and specialty clinics. Primary care clinics are located around the Durham community and beyond, including the Duke Outpatient Clinic which serves a major training site for the medicine and pharmacy programs. Specialty clinics are located on the hospital campus as well as in satellite clinics around Durham. Specialty services include comprehensive outpatient oncology services in the Morris Clinic and clinics in cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, transplant, and many other specialties. 


The purpose of the PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program is to help the resident develop an expert-level evidence-based knowledge base in the area of chronic disease management, implement and manage new areas of pharmacy practice in the outpatient environment, conduct research in practical areas of ambulatory care pharmacy practice, become an expert in the education of various levels of learners in pharmacy and other professions, and to become a consummate personal and professional leader in the field of ambulatory care pharmacy.
We have described the training in three major goals for the resident. First the resident will achieve excellence in being an effective, independent clinical practitioner, by developing mastery in pharmacotherapy knowledge, evidence-based medicine, patient communication skills, and physical assessment. Second, resident become an excellent teacher of pharmacy students, residents, practicing pharmacists, physicians, and other health care providers. Third, the resident will participate in research and administrative projects, improving organizational skills, acquire an excellent working knowledge of project design and biostatistics, develop advanced medical writing skills, and experience the creation and completion of important projects under their direction.


To achieve these goals, the following outcomes will be pursued:

  • Participate actively in collaborative interdisciplinary practices
  • Provide efficient, effective, evidence-based, patient-centered treatment for chronic and/or acute illnesses in all degrees of complexity
  • Demonstrate leadership and practice management skills
  • Promote health improvement, wellness, and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate excellence in the provision of training or educational activities for health care professionals and health care professionals in training
  • Serve as an authoritative resource on the optimal use of medications
  • Demonstrate skills required to function in an academic setting



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