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Ambulatory Care Concentration

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

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Ambulatory Care Concentration
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

The Ambulatory Care Concentration includes six (6) credit hours in didactic elective coursework in ambulatory care topics. The concentration PLUS option combines the didactic coursework with experiential education electives with board certified ambulatory care pharmacists to give PCOM students in-depth preparation for a career in ambulatory care pharmacy.

Graduates will be encouraged to apply for PGY 1 and 2 residencies in ambulatory care and related specialty training. As space is limited, students will be selected based on availability.

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What is an ambulatory care pharmacist?

Ambulatory care pharmacists work in community and chain pharmacies, outpatient clinics, physician offices and hospitals. An ambulatory care pharmacist can manage patients in collaboration with physicians and other prescribers in an outpatient care setting and often are crucial in managing chronic disease states like diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and many others. Collaborative practice agreements set up with physicians and other prescribers allow pharmacists to perform patient assessments, manage diseases through monitoring and adjusting medication use, coordinate care with other providers and provide patient education and counseling services. Through these types of partnerships, ambulatory care pharmacists can have a major impact on wellness, prevention and optimum outcomes for their patient populations.

Which courses will I take?

Ambulatory Care Concentration

The Ambulatory Care Concentration requires the completion of six (6) credit hours of elective coursework in the following areas:

  • Chronic disease management (CDM)
  • Collaborative drug therapy management (CDTM)
  • Nutrition

Course offerings are subject to change.

Ambulatory Care Concentration PLUS

The Ambulatory Care Concentration PLUS requires completion of the following:

  • Concentration didactic requirements (six credits)
  • Two elective rotations with board certified ambulatory care pharmacists pharmacists