Emory University Hospital Midtown
Specialty Pharmacy Residency

PGY-1 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency

The post-graduate year two (PGY-2) Ambulatory Care Residency at Emory University Hospital Midtown (EUHM) is a 12-month program that builds upon the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) education and PGY-1 pharmacy residency. The program accelerates your growth beyond generalist practice and contributes to your development as a clinical pharmacist with specialized training. You’ll have opportunities to function independently by conceptualizing and integrating accumulated experience and knowledge and incorporating both into the provision of patient care or other advanced practice settings.

You will be exposed to learning experiences in multi-disciplinary specialty clinics and will integrate into the specialty pharmacy team where you will develop skills in navigating and managing the specialty medication approval process, patient education and specialty pharmacy operations. After completing our program, you are prepared for advanced patient care, academic or specialized positions and board certification in ambulatory care.


Goals of the PGY-2 ambulatory care pharmacy residency program at EUHM include:

Clinical practice: You will optimize pharmacotherapy for patients in primary and specialty care clinics and learn how to incorporate your clinical knowledge in day-to-day practice and how to function independently as a member of the health care team.

Teaching: You will be involved in teaching pharmacy practice residents, pharmacy students, nursing staff and other members of the health care team.

Research: You will learn to set up and conduct a clinical study by obtaining approvals from Emory’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and institutional research committee.

Practice management: You will master personal development skills for life-long learning and professional growth.

Learning Experiences and Rotations

All learning experiences are four weeks long. You will rotate through Emory Clinics and may have opportunities for elective rotations in surrounding academic health systems. You will conduct a research project in December.

Required Learning Experiences

  • Orientation
  • Administration/practice management
  • Autoimmune block:
    • Dermatology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Rheumatology 
  • Cardiology
  • Hematology-Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Primary care
  • Pulmonary
  • Research

Elective Learning Experiences (2)

  • Formulary management
  • Infectious disease*
  • Medication safety
  • Pediatrics*
  • Primary care*
  • Transplant/hepatology

Projects and Responsibilities

Research project: Residents design, develop, and complete an original research project with a publication-ready manuscript by the end of the residency year. Residents present their project at the Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) in April of their residency year.

Grand Rounds presentation: Residents prepare a 60-minute presentation on an approved topic for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credit.

Case conference presentation: Residents present one formal case presentation.

Specialty pharmacy in-service: Residents present one in-service to the specialty pharmacy team that includes pharmacists and technicians.

Formulary monograph or class review: Residents develop and complete at least one formulary monograph or class review during the year and present their findings to the Ambulatory Care Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Quality improvement project or business proposal: Residents develop and complete a quality improvement project by the end of the residency year.

Teaching: In addition to providing in-services while on rotations, residents may assist in precepting fourth-year pharmacy students from the Mercer University School of Pharmacy and the University of Georgia. Residents may also participate as primary preceptors for the introductory pharmacy practice experience for third-year pharmacy students from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy and Mercer University College of Pharmacy.

Residency leadership series: Residents participate in a monthly session led by the pharmacy leadership team to develop leadership skills.

Licensure and Compensation

Licensure: Residents must obtain Georgia pharmacist licensure by Sept. 15.

Evaluations: Residents should complete all evaluations, including rotational evaluation and global evaluations, in a timely manner.

Compensation: Residents receive a $56,000/year salary plus medical, dental, vision and 401K benefits

Professional Development 

Residents receive financial support to attend the following conferences as well as $75 for professional organization dues:

ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting – Residents represent the EUHM at the Residency Showcase in December and present their initial research project results as a poster presentation.

Southeastern Residency Conference (SERC) – Held in late spring, SERC is one of the largest and oldest residency conferences in the country. Residents will present the results of their research projects at SERC.

Contact Info

For more information, please contact the program director or coordinator.

Lisa M. Woolard, PharmD, BCACP
Ava Afshar, PharmD, BCPS