PGY2 Pharmacy Residency Program

PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

The PGY2 residency in ambulatory care pharmacy is designed to transition PGY1 residency graduates from general pharmacy practice to specialized practice focused on the needs of ambulatory patients. In addition to activities designed to elevate patient care skills, other experiences for resident development include the opportunity to deliver programs that contribute to public health, provide high quality education and training for pharmacy students, PGY-1 pharmacy residents, other pharmacy colleagues as well as healthcare colleagues of varying disciplines, and attendance and/or presentations at professional meetings.
Upon completion of this program, candidates should be well-positioned to obtain an ambulatory care position and/or clinical faculty appointment with a college of pharmacy as well as attain board certification in ambulatory care pharmacy.
Learning Experiences:
The learning experiences are longitudinal and are designed to foster proficiency in the specific ambulatory focused areas. Of the core learning experiences, outpatient pharmacy practice, primary care, specialty pharmacy and practice management occur year long. Other core learning experiences, such as solid organ transplant, transitions of care, and pulmonary are 3-6 months in length. Elective learning experiences are generally 3 months in length.

Core Learning Experiences  Elective Learning Experiences 
Primary Care Nephrology
Specialty Pharmacy Heart Failure
Practice Management TB Clinic
Solid Organ Transplant  
Transitions of Care  
Pharmacy Operations/Staffing in the Outpatient Pharmacy (OPD)  

Additional Expectations/Requirements:
In addition to direct patient care activities, the PGY2 resident is expected to take a leadership role in ambulatory pharmacy related initiatives. As a community-based academic medical center, interdisciplinary teaching and precepting is required throughout the year.

  • Teaching

o Education to internal medicine providers (minimum of 2 topics)

o Present medication class as part of the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) patient program (observe 1 and provide 2)

o Provide a one hour pharmacist continuing education (CE) that may also serve as a competency
o Provide a one hour pharmacy technician continuing education (CE) that may also serve as a competency
o Every other month clinical presentations at ambulatory care staff meetings
o A didactic lecture at a local college of pharmacy and/or teaching seminar facilitation
o Co-precepting pharmacy students & PGY1 residents

  • Committee work

o Leadership role on the Medication Reconciliation Committee; create agenda, take minutes at monthly meetings
o Attend monthly certified diabetes educator (CDE) meetings

  • P & T monograph or class review for an ambulatory related medication, if opportunity arises
  • Educational Conference Attendance

o Weekly Grand Rounds as it pertains to ambulatory care
o ASHP Midyear Meeting
o Eastern States Residency Conference (ESRC) or ASHP Summer Meeting (Ambulatory Care Conference)
o MSHP Annual Meeting

  • Provide vaccines to patients and employees in clinic and OPD (Basic Life Support and Immunization Certification required)
  • As part of practice management, work on population health management initiatives

Project Requirements: 

  • Research Project: PGY2 resident will conduct an ambulatory care related research project suitable for presentation at a national meeting, as well as manuscript submission for publication.
  • Create or enhance an existing program. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:

o Group visits

o Wellness visits

**Please note that curriculum changes may occur throughout the year, depending on resident and program needs.


12 months/PGY2


Candidate Status

Number of Positions 


Training Site  

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, located 20 miles northwest of Boston, encompasses an ambulatory care center serving more than 3,000 patients each day and a 335-bed hospital including a 24-hour emergency department, 3 critical care units, and a Level II Trauma Center. Lahey is a teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine and maintains residency and fellowship programs for more than 130 new physicians in multiple subspecialties. The Pharmacy Department has academic affiliations with the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy.

Starting Date 

July 1



Application Deadline  

January 2

Application Requirements
Internal PGY1 residents may be considered for early commitment. Please contact RPD for more information regarding the early commitment process. All other applicants must participate in the National Matching Services Program. Requirements include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an ACPE-accredited school of pharmacy
  • Successful completion of an ASHP-accredited PGY1 pharmacy residency program
  • Active Massachusetts pharmacy license
  • Complete application in PhORCAS by deadline (letter of intent, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation using the Standard Reference Template Form, official college of pharmacy transcript)
  • Personal on-site interview


  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Basic and supplemental term life insurance
  • Ten days paid time off and six paid holidays
  • Registration and travel reimbursement for ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and either Eastern States Residency Conference or other selected professional meeting(s)
  • Free parking

Residency Program Contact
Maileah Nguyen, PharmD, BCACP
PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Phone 781-744-5426
Fax 781-744-5446