PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

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PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program

Legacy’s PGY2 specialty residency is a one-year experience focused on ambulatory care. Two annual PGY2 positions are available. Legacy has 26 primary care clinics and over 100 specialty care clinics. Legacy has clinical pharmacists embedded in 20 out of the 26 primary care clinics.

This specialty residency will focus on providing comprehensive pharmaceutical care in a variety of multidisciplinary ambulatory settings. Residents will train in three primary care clinics using collaborative practice agreements for a variety of disease states, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart failure, depression, osteoporosis and smoking cessation. Additional required rotations include administration, population health, and a longitudinal staffing rotation in a primary care clinic. Elective rotations include academia, advanced administration, advanced primary care, rural internal medicine, specialty pharmacy, transitions of care, and transplant. Residents have the opportunity to pursue a teaching certificate through a program co-sponsored by the two local colleges of pharmacy, as well as precept a PGY1 resident or pharmacy student.

Residents who successfully complete the program will possess the competencies that qualify them for clinical pharmacist and/or faculty positions and position them to be eligible for attainment of board certification in ambulatory care practice

The residents will have opportunities to precept pharmacy students and PGY1 residents, as well as provide presentations to multidisciplinary audiences. Additional expectations include a research project focusing on the establishment, expansion or evaluation of an ambulatory care service.

Applications are accepted via the online PhORCAS system and are due by Dec. 30 each year.

The Legacy Health Ambulatory Care PGY2 Program is pleased to announce two virtual open houses to give each applicant the opportunity to get to know our program prior to applying for residency.

December 4th, 2021 at 9:30am (PST)
December 15th, 2021 at 5pm (PST)

Each open house will feature:  

  • Introductions to our program director, Dr. Rachel Chlasta, and program coordinators, Drs. Henry Tran and Laura Pahlmeyer
  • An overview of our residency mentorship program by resident advisors, Drs. Austin Pliska and Yvette Holman
  • A glimpse into the daily life for our residents, Drs. Jackie Harris and Jess Goldsworthy
  • A review of our program structure, core and elective rotations, and typical weekly resident schedules
  • A Q&A session featuring your questions- please submit questions at least 24 hours prior to the session
  • For sign up details, please contact Laura Pahlmeyer (LPAHLMEY@LHS.ORG)


 Legacy PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residents 

PGY2 Ambulatory photo

From left: Jess Goldsworthy, PharmD and Jackie Harris, PharmD