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Residency Programs: Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency (PGY-2)

Since 1989, the PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Residency Program at UF Health Jacksonville has offered a diverse experience in patient focused care. Residents are integrated in our medical home, primary care and specialty clinics.

Knowledgeable preceptors and collegial relationships with the medical team are just a few of the opportunities. As the distance campus for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, teaching opportunities and a teaching certificate program are also available.


The PGY-2 Ambulatory Care program provides the resident the education, training, and experience necessary to actively participate in a comprehensive ambulatory care setting. In collaboration with the medical staff, the resident provides care to a variety of patients on a daily basis. Core learning experiences are required in the following areas:

  • Ambulatory Practice Management
  • Cardiology
  • CB McIntosh Primary Care (Anticoagulation, Transitions of Care, Pain Management, Pharmacotherapy/MTM, Smoking Cessation)
  • Community Health/Family Medicine (Anticoagulation, Diabetes, MTM, Pain Management, Transitions of Care)
  • Internal Medicine (Diabetes, Endocrine, Hypertension, Pain Management, Smoking Cessation, Anticoagulation)
  • Specialty (Neurology, Nephrology, GI, Rheumatology, Hepatology)
  • Pulmonology (Pulmonary HTN)
  • Soutel Wellness (Anticoagulation, Hyperlipidemia, MTM)

Residents are also able to select one elective from the following learning experiences:

  • Academia
  • Internal Medicine (inpatient)
  • Oncology Infusion Center
  • Poison Center/Toxicology
  • Psychiatry (inpatient)
  • Transitional Care/Geriatrics (SNF)
  • Any core learning experience

They also gain leadership experience through participation in professional organizations, mentoring PGY-1 residents and pharmacy students, and clinic development or expansion. Opportunities to educate patients, students, and other health-care professionals are integrated into each experience.

The resident also gains operational experience in a high volume, fully-automated outpatient pharmacy serving a diverse patient population and participates in our URAC accredited specialty pharmacy operations. Areas of emphasis include formulary management, optimization of pharmacy operations, and managing drug shortages. The program is accredited by the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists.

Program Director

Karen Malcolm, Pharm.D., BCACP, FASHP

Program Length

Twelve months, beginning in July


  • Stipend
  • 7 days of personal leave
  • 5 paid holidays
  • Professional time for conferences, research and interviews
  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Educational and professional travel allowances
  • Dedicated office space
  • Laptop

Application Requirements

Eligibility requirements for the residency program include the following:

  • Graduate from an ACPE-accredited college or school of pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree
  • Completion of an ASHP-accredited Pharmacy (PGY-1) Residency
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Florida – all residents must take their exams prior to the start of the residency
  • On-site interview
  • For non-resident alien applicants, authorization for employment that is valid through the residency period is required

Application Materials

  • Applicant information
  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation from three (3) professional sources
  • Official transcript of applicant’s pharmacy coursework and grades

The application deadline is January 5th.

Application materials should be submitted through PhORCAS.

Contact Information

Residency Coordinator
UF Health Jacksonville
Department of Pharmacy
655 West 8th Street, C-89
Jacksonville, FL 32209

Phone: (904) 244-4157
Fax: (904) 244-4272

After the application is complete and reviewed, the residency selection committee will notify selected applicants to arrange an onsite interview.